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John Henry Fortner

Male 1854 - 1927


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  • Name  John Henry Fortner  [1, 2
    Born  20 Jan 1854  Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1870  Knoxville Township, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • J. H. Fortner, age 16, male, occupation farm hand, born in Iowa, attended school during the census year
    Census  1880  Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • (Married to Sarah A., living with her and daughter, Lillie I. Fortner:) John H. Fortner, head of household, married, male, white, age 26, born in Iowa, occupation farmer, father's birthplace Ohio, mother's birthplace Tennessee
    Iowa State Census  1885  Washington Township, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (J. H. Fortner was married to Sarah Ann Fortner, living with her and daughter "Lullie J." a "Babie" aged 0, said to be male, and E. Bennington, age 18, likely a farm laborer:) Line number: 27, Dwelling number: 205, Family number: 205: J. H. Fortner, 24 Township, Range 20, Section 2, Address NE NE; age 30, male, married, occupation farmer, born in Marion County, Iowa, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native, subject to military duty, entitled to vote

      E. Bennington, 24 Township, Range 20, Section 2, Address NE NE; age 18, male, born in Ohio County, Iowa, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native, subject to military duty, entitled to vote
    Iowa State Census  1895  Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • (Listed with his wife, Sarah A., and children: Lily I., Nora, and Samuel Fortner. Also in the household were his mother, Julia A., and brother, William R. Fortner:) John H. Fortner, age 41, born in Marion County Iowa, white
    Census  1900  Knoxville Township, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (Married to Sarah A. Fortner, living with her and children: Lillie Irma, Nora B., Roy G., and Amy Joy Fortner. Also in the household was his mother-in-law, Sarah McKinney:) Line #57, Dwelling #224, Family #224: John H. Fortner, head of household, white, male, born January 1854, age 46, married, married for 22 years, born in Iowa, father born in Ohio, mother born in Tennessee, occupation farmer 1-?-2 0-1-5, 0 months out of work during the previous year, could read, could write, could speak English, owned his own home, free of mortgage, a farm not a house, farm #220 in schedule
    Iowa State Census  1905  Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • (Listed with his wife, Sarah, and "adopted son" Roy Fortner:) Card #: 895, J. H. Fortner, Post Office: Knoxville, Iowa
    Census  1910  Knoxville Township, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • (Married to Sarah R., living with her and son, Roy Fortner:) Line number 72: dwelling number: 149, family number: 149: John H. Fortner, head of household, male, white, age 56, married (once), years of present marriage 32, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Tennessee, mother's birthplace Tennessee, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry farm, own account, could read, could write, owned home, free of mortgage, a farm (not a house), number of house in the schedule: 148
    Iowa State Census  1915  Knoxville Township, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Card Number: B-294, male, white, married, could read, could write, number of years in the US: 61, number of years in Iowa: 61, John H. Fortner, age 61, Marion County, post office address: Knoxville, Iowa, R.R.7, Knoxville Township, occupation farmer, total earnings in 1914: $1500, extent of education in the common schools: 9, birth place: Iowa, owned home or farm, value of farm or home: $17,500.00, father's birthplace: Ohio, mother's birthplace: Tennessee, signed by assessor: Jno. F. Clarke
    Census  1920  Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • (Married to Sarah L. Fortner, living with her:) Line #78, 702 Washington Street (listed as 702 2nd Street in 1930?), Dwelling #157, Family #162: John H. Fortner, head of household, owned his own home, free of mortgage, male, white, age 66, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father born in Ohio, mother born in Pennsylvania, could speak English, no occupation
    Iowa State Census  1925  Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • (Married to Sarah A. Fortner, living with her:) Line number 68, 705? Washington Street: John H. Fortner, head of household, male, white, age 71, married, owned, home was free of mortgage, value of home: $3800, amount of insurance on the home: $200, number of years in Iowa: 65, attended rural school, highest reader attained: 4th grade, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Samuel Fortner, name of mother: Julia A. Mottern, mother's birthplace: Tennessee, place of marriage of parents: Indiana, involved in agricultural pursuits, church affiliation: Protestant
    Occupation  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • John Fortner was a farmer. He used to travel often between Iowa and Chicago; supposedly that is how Roy came to be "adopted."
    Died  23 Mar 1927  Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 13
    Buried  Graceland Cemetery, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I11632  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Samuel Fortner,   b. 27 Sep 1822, Pickaway County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1903, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Julia Ann Mothorn,   b. 7 Jun 1827, Sullivan County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1910 
    Married  18 Nov 1852  Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 14
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Fortner, Samuel; Spouse: Mothorn, Julia Ann; Marriage Date: 18 November 1852; County: Marion; State: Iowa
    Family ID  F7936  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah Armilda McKinney,   b. 20 Oct 1859, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1930 
    Married  23 Sep 1877  Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Fortner, John H.; Spouse: McKinney, Sarah A.; Marriage Date: 23 September 1877; County: Marion; State: Iowa
    Children 
     1. Lillian Irene Fortner,   b. 9 Nov 1878, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1963
     2. Chloie Fortner,   d. 12 Aug 1890
    >3. Lenora Bess "Nora" Fortner,   b. Apr 1883, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1962
     4. (Infant Son - 51265) Fortner,   b. Abt 18 Mar 1890,   d. 18 Mar 1890
     5. Roy Grant Fortner,   b. 18 Sep 1894, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1968, Mahaska County Hospital, Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Amy Joy Fortner,   b. 2 Apr 1900, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1905
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F4219  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      From LDS Familysearch.org, online. Census Place: Family History Library Film: Knoxville, Marion, Iowa; NA Film Number: 1254354; Page Number: T9-0354 590D.

    2. [S3262] World Connect - kennedyroots: :3196313, (last updated: 2007-03-11 08:45:13 UTC (Sun), contact chris tuttle) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Knoxville Township, Marion County, Iowa; Enumeration District #42; Supervisor's District #80; Sheet 11B; Page 55 ?none; June 19/20, 1900

    4. [S267] 1870 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Page Number: 81, Knoxville Township, Marion County, Iowa; Sheet 100, Post Office: Knoxville; enumerated on June 29, 1870

    5. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Washington Township, Marion County, Iowa, page 511; Roll: IA1885_230

    6. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      (at ancestry.com)

    7. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa; Roll: IA_99

    8. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Knoxville Township, Marion County, Iowa; supervisor's district: 7, enumeration district: 44, sheet number: 7B, page number: 47; enumeration date: May 3, 1910

    9. [S544] 1915 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Knoxville Township, Marion County, Iowa, Post Office: Knoxville, Iowa RR7; Roll: IA1915_329

    10. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Knoxville city, Knoxville Township, Marion County, Iowa; Ward 1 of the city; Enumeration District #47; Supervisor's District #7; Sheet 6B; Page 7446 2635; January 8, 1920

    11. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Knoxville Marion County Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1834

    12. [S178] Bearde, Thelma Verlee (Umphrey/Allen) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Knoxville city, Knoxville Township, Marion County, Iowa; Enumeration District #63-8; Supervisor's District #9; Sheet 10B; Page 4191; April 18, 1930

    14. [S26] Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 4).