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 John H. Fortney

John H. Fortney

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 26 Sep 1880 (aged 44)
San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
Burial Estrella, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
Memorial ID 21391353 · View Source
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Inscription: "As I am now, so you must be, prepare for death and follow me".

John H Fortney born February 1836 Ohio; a Lead Miner in Grant Co. Wi. Married Theresa; d. 26 Sept.1880 Ca (stone 44Y 7m. 22d). He served in the Civil war. Was a Gold Miner at the Boise Gold Mine in Montana mid 1860's. Was one of the founders/leader of the Estrella Adobe Church, San Luis Obispo County California. The initial 'H' for his middle name comes from his mother's family bible which lists him as John H Fortney. Bible is in the library of Vickie Potter.

Father of Byron, Effiah "Effie", George, William and John.

On the 1860 & 1870 Grant County Wisconsin Census.
Arrived in California circa 1872.
On the California 1880 census.


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  • Maintained by: Vickie Potter-Boechler
  • Originally Created by: Lanette Estill Cooper
  • Added: 6 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21391353
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John H. Fortney (4 Feb 1836–26 Sep 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21391353, citing Estrella Adobe Cemetery, Estrella, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Vickie Potter-Boechler (contributor 47247566) .