Grace M Fortino (1916 - 2002)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Grace M Fortino’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Grace so that her life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Grace’s biography.

Grace M Fortino Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Grace M Fortino and her immediate Fortino family. Add to Grace M Fortino's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with her family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Grace.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Grace M Fortino? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Phillipsburg, Warren County, New Jersey

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Grace finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Grace attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Grace did for a living or if she had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Grace M Fortino is a military veteran.

Middle name

M

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Grace's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Grace's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Grace a religious woman? Add Grace’s religion

Gender

Female

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Grace during various points of her life.

Timeline

1916 - In the year that Grace M Fortino was born, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

1933 - At the age of 17 years old, Grace was alive when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

1941 - She was 25 years old when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

1946 - By the time she was 30 years old, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

1984 - She was 68 years old when on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

Grace M Fortino Family Tree

Who was Grace’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Grace’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Grace's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Grace M Fortino
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Grace's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Grace M Fortino is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to her obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Grace M Fortino passed away on June 16, 2002 at age 85. There is no listed cause of death for Grace. She was born on October 28, 1916. We have no information about Grace's family or relationships. We know that Grace M Fortino had been residing in Phillipsburg, Warren County, New Jersey.

Memories

What do you remember about Grace M Fortino? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Grace is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Grace M Fortino

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources