Lucy V (Brown) Fortenberry 1888 – 1942

Lucy Viola (Brown) Fortenberry was born 16 October 1888 in Mississippi. She was the daughter of Jasper Pascal Brown and Rose Ella Brumfield. She married Tate Edward Fortenberry on 17 December 1908 in Pike, Mississippi. They had three children. In 1910 Lucy and Tate were in Pike County where Tate was a farmer. Lucy had one son, Shirley Fortenberry who was 5 months old.[i] In 1920 Tate was a log cutter in a logging company. Lucy, 31, was the mother of two children: Shirley, 10 years old; and Cecil, five years old.[ii] In 1940 they were still on Walker’s Bridge Road. They owned their home, valued at $900. Tate was a farmer and Lucy ran their home. Their youngest son, Kenneth, was 14 and lived at home.[iii]

[i] 1910 U.S. Census, MS, Pike; ED 95, Sheet 8; Line 63; Federal Archives, Pittsfield, Mass. T624 Roll 756 (Report); Tate E. Fortenberry family. [ii] 1920 US Census, MS, Marion; SD 6, ED 116, Sheet 8; ancestry.com; Edward T Fortenberry family. [iii] 1940 US Census, MS, Pike; SD 7, ED 57-3, Sheet 2B; ancestry.com; E Tate Fortinberry on Walkers Bridge Road.

1 Lucy Viola Brown b: 16 October 1888 in MS, d: 23 March 1942
…… + Tate Edward Fortenberry b: 14 Jan 1885 MS, m: 17 Dec 1908  Pike, MS
…………2 Kenneth Fortenberry
………… + Tincie Knippers
…………2 Shirley Fortenberry b: 29 Oct 1909 in MS, d: Abt. 1963
………… + Thelma Ginn Fortenberry
………………3 Charles Fortenberry
………………3 Dorothy Fortenberry
………………3 Shirlene Fortenberry
…………2 Cecil Clare Fortenberry b: 02 March 1914 in MS, d: 1987
………… + Lovie Wilson Fortenberry

Selected Sources:

  • 1900 US Census, Beat 1, Pike Co., Mississippi.   Roll T623  825  Page 14B, ED104. Jasper P. Brown family
  • 1910 U.S. Census, pike Co., Mississippi; 1910; ED 95, Sheet 8; Line 63; Federal Archives, Pittsfield, Mass. T624 Roll 756 (Report); Tate E. Fortenberry & Family.
  • 1920 US Census.  Marion, Mississippi. Sd 6, ED 116, sheet 8A. 12 Jan.; Edward T. Fortenberry, 34. Log Cutter. b. Mississippi
  • 1940 S Census, MS, Pike, SD 7, ED 57-3, Sheet 2B. E Tate Fortinberry on Walkers Bridge Road.
  • World War I Draft Registration Card  12 Sept 1918; Edward Tate Fortenberry, 33, b, 14 Jan 1885, Farmer in Osyka Mississippi.

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