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William Love "Will" Fortenberry
Birth: Jun. 1, 1879
Denton County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 12, 1951
Duncan
Stephens County
Oklahoma, USA

Will Fortenberry was a Minister of the Gospel in the Assembly of God Church. He was one of founders of the 5th Street Assembly of God Church in Duncan. He was married to Ida Mabry Feb.19, 1899 at Webbers Falls,Indian Terr. He was the son of Thomas Bandy Fortenberry (CSA Veteran) and Mary Ann Stephens. He was the grandson of Oliver Rice Fortenberry and Nancy Hider Bandy. Will spent his childhood on the family farm in Briartown, Youngers Bend, Indian Terr.,Okla. Briartown is where Tom Starr and his son, Sam Starr and Sam's wife, Belle Starr lived. The Mabrys and Starrs were cousins. One night,Will was at a dance at Belle Starr's home when a shooting occurred. A stray bullet went in one of Will's shoulders and came out the other. Grandmother Ida said in her diary that he had trouble with the wound all his life. Will and Ida and the Fortenberry family had a large bottom land farm on the South Canadian River. Will was then called to be a minister of the Gospel. Will's father, four brothers and a sister were also ministers. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Bandy Fortenberry (1843 - 1909)
  Mary Ann Stephens Fortenberry (1844 - 1900)
 
 Spouse:
  Ida Mabry Fortenberry (1882 - 1963)
 
 Children:
  Mary Bell Fortenberry Faulkner (1900 - 1988)*
  Martha Love Fortenberry Wright (1901 - 1989)*
  Nicie Wanda Fortenberry Clampitt (1917 - 1997)*
  Charles David Fortenberry (1920 - 1974)*
  William L. Fortenberry (1923 - 1981)*
 
 Siblings:
  Marion Adolphus Fortenberry (1867 - 1906)*
  Oliver Monroe Fortenberry (1869 - 1943)*
  Thomas T. Fortenberry (1872 - 1946)*
  Joe Cicero Fortenberry (1874 - 1955)*
  Joseph Cicero Fortenberry (1874 - 1955)*
  John Levi Fortenberry (1877 - 1953)*
  William Love Fortenberry (1879 - 1951)
  Rosia Lee Fortenberry Turnbow (1882 - 1955)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Duncan Municipal Cemetery
Duncan
Stephens County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Gary and Nancy Clampitt
Record added: Aug 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40492646
William Love Will Fortenberry
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William Love Will Fortenberry
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William Love Will Fortenberry
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- Sandra Van Valkenburg
 Added: Jun. 1, 2014

- Lance
 Added: Dec. 24, 2012
In Loving Memory of My Grandfather Will
- Gary and Nancy Clampitt
 Added: Mar. 30, 2010
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