Edgar Fortenberry (1910 - 1976)

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Edgar Fortenberry
1910 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
Edgar Fortenberry was born on September 13, 1910. He died in April 1976 at 65 years old. We know that Edgar Fortenberry had been residing in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi 39401.

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Edgar Fortenberry died in April 1976 at age 65. He was born on September 13, 1910. We are unaware of information about Edgar's surviving family. We know that Edgar Fortenberry had been residing in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi 39401.
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In 1910, in the year that Edgar Fortenberry was born, Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1937, he was 27 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1958, at the age of 48 years old, Edgar was alive when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1964, by the time he was 54 years old, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1976, in the year of Edgar Fortenberry's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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Apr 19, 1936 - Jul 30, 1997
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Myrley Fortenberry
Aug 24, 1913 - March 1992
Curtis Fortenberry
Nov 24, 1944 - December 1984
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Eva M Fortenberry
Oct 24, 1926 - Jan 5, 2005
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Rodney Fortenberry
Apr 15, 1950 - Dec 12, 2009
Chester L Fortenberry
Nov 28, 1919 - Dec 4, 2000
Trumann, AR
William A Fortenberry
Jan 27, 1935 - Aug 15, 1996
Newport, AR
James Fortenberry
Feb 16, 1888 - April 1964
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Maynard N Fortenberry
Dec 12, 1909 - Jul 16, 2004
Saint Louis, MO
Elton Fortenberry
Feb 14, 1917 - March 1985
Vallejo, California
James P Fortenberry
Dec 8, 1920 - Mar 2, 1993
Newport, AR
Ben Fortenberry
Jan 22, 1898 - July 1983
Swifton, Arkansas
Mary A Fortenberry
Sep 26, 1919 - May 8, 2007
Newport, AR
Ora L Fortenberry
May 8, 1913 - Feb 13, 1991
Jimmie W Fortenberry
Oct 7, 1926 - Aug 12, 2002
Chowchilla, CA
Leonard T Fortenberry
Aug 28, 1928 - Jan 18, 2005
Paragould, AR
Lilbern Fortenberry
Jun 12, 1926 - Jan 3, 2008
Jonesboro, AR
Naomi J Fortenberry
Oct 8, 1932 - May 22, 2004
Marion, AR
Lawrence Sherman Fortenberry
Oct 3, 1937 - Nov 2, 2010
Bentonville, AR
Newton Fortenberry
Mar 15, 1884 - February 1971
Portia, Arkansas

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