Williamson Everette Fortune

26 March 1861–27 January 1946 (Age 84)
Tinneys Grove, Ray, Missouri, USA

The Life of Williamson Everette

When Williamson Everette Fortune was born on 26 March 1861, his father, Williamson Deck Fortune, was 32 and his mother, Mary Bernice Long, was 31. He married Nevada Melissa Farrar on 19 November 1912, in Richmond, Ray, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 27 January 1946, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Williamson Everette Fortune
Nevada Melissa Farrar
Marriage: 19 November 1912
Harvey W Bullock
Myrtle Bullock
Willard Everett Fortune
Georgia Irvin Bullock

Spouse and Children

19 November 1912
Richmond, Ray, Missouri, United States


    Harvey W Bullock


    Myrtle Bullock



    Georgia Irvin Bullock


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

Age 4

"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""

Age 25

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: nickname for a gambler or for someone considered fortunate or well favored, from Middle English, Old French fortune ‘chance’, ‘luck’. In some cases it may derive from the rare medieval personal name Fortune (Latin Fortunius).2 French (Fortuné): from the personal name Fortuné, a vernacular form of the Late Latin personal name Fortunatus meaning ‘prosperous’, ‘happy’.3 Scottish: habitational name from a place in Lothian, probably so named from Old English fōr ‘hog’, ‘pig’ + tūn ‘settlement’, ‘enclosure’; John de Fortun was servant to the abbot of Kelso c.1200 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William E Fortune, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Williamson Fortune, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Williamson Fortune, "United States Census, 1920"

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