Edgar Fortenberry

(1910 - 1976)

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Edgar Fortenberry
1910 - 1976
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September 13, 1910
Death
April 1976
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Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi 39401
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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.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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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, Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1933, when he was 23 years old, on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1945, Edgar was 35 years old when on January 9th, the (over 8 month long) Battle of Luzon began in the Philippines with the United States and Filipino forces attacking Japanese forces - with the intent to take back control of the Philippines. By March, the Allies had taken control of all of the strategically and economically important locations in the Philippines but pockets of resistance held out until the surrender of Japan in August.

In 1957, Edgar was 47 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

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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