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Matilda Catherine Hilsabeck Fortner
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Birth: Dec. 2, 1847
Green County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jul. 14, 1929
Logan County
Colorado, USA

Word was received the first of the week telling of the death at Sterling, Colo., Sunday, July of Mrs. Jas. F. (Matilda) Fortner. She had been in failing health for a long time due to old age and complications, but no particulars are at hand. The Reporter would very much appreciate it if some member of the family at Sterling would remember to mail us a paper containing the obituary. Mr. and Mrs. Fortner were residents of this community for almost a lifetime selling their farm home here and moving to Colorado only because most of their children had established homes and were doing well in Sterling and it was to be near them that the move was made. Mr. Fortner died a number of years ago. -The LeGrand Reporter, July 26, 1929
Mrs. Matilda Catherine Fortner, 81 years of age, a resident of Sterling, Colo., since 1910, died at 7:50 o'clock Sunday evening at her home, 109 Lincoln street. She has been in poor health for some months. Mrs. Fortner was born in Indiana, moving with her parents to Marshall county when she was a girl 5 years old. There was then no town nearer than Davenport. As a girl she underwent the adventures and hardships of pioneer life. When she was married to James Fortner, she moved to LeGrand, Iowa; where she resided until 1910, when she came to Sterling. Her husband died at Sterling in August, 1911. Mrs. Fortner is survived by two daughters and four sons: Mrs. Leora F. Naugel of Sterling, Colo., E. R. Fortner, A.A. Fortner and C. B. Fortner of Sterling, L. A. Fortner of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Austa Strom of Marshalltown. Two sisters and a brother survive: Mrs. Lydia E. Hooven of Ferguson, Mrs. Isabell Manning of Tacoma, Wash., and David Hilsabeck of Phoenix, Arizona. In Iowa, Mrs. Fortner was identified with the Christian church. Upon coming to Sterling she joined the Methodist church. She was a devout Christian. The funeral was held at the residence, 109 Lincoln street, Sterling, with burial at Riverside cemetery, with Rev. Rufus D. Baker. -The LeGrand Reporter, August 2, 1929
Family links: 
  Elias Hilsabeck (1815 - 1904)
  Saluda Rickabaugh Hilsabeck (1821 - 1908)
  James Franklin Fortner (1839 - 1911)
  Leora Fortner Naugle (1872 - 1965)*
  Raymond Eusebius Fortner (1873 - 1962)*
  Linnaeus Alvero Fortner (1876 - 1964)*
  Attila Fortner (1878 - 1957)*
  Cecil Burleigh Fortner (1880 - 1975)*
  Mary Elizabeth Hilsabeck Speas (1843 - 1886)*
  Martin Hilsabeck (1846 - 1915)*
  Matilda Catherine Hilsabeck Fortner (1847 - 1929)
  Susanna Elizabeth Hilsabeck Finders (1849 - 1924)*
  David W. Hilsabeck (1850 - 1932)*
  John Wesley Hilsabeck (1852 - 1917)*
  Martha J. Hilsabeck Gaer (1852 - 1916)*
  Sarah Isabella Hilsabeck Manning (1860 - 1931)*
  Lydia Tabitha Hilsabeck Hooven (1862 - 1952)*
  Emma R. Hilsabeck Williams (1865 - 1900)*
*Calculated relationship
Riverside Cemetery
Logan County
Colorado, USA
Created by: Steph
Record added: Dec 15, 2009
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Matilda Catherine <i>Hilsabeck</i> Fortner
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Matilda Catherine <i>Hilsabeck</i> Fortner
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