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Subject:Chester Fort obituary 4/29/1943
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Watertown Daily Times 4/29/1948
C.G. Fort, 64, long ill, dies
At one time he was cornetisit with Bellinger's Band.
Chester G. Fort, 64, of 684 Pamelia avenue died Wednesday at 5 p.m. in an Ogdensburg hospital, where he had been a patient for the past several years. Funeral services will be held from the home Friday at 2:30p.m. Rev. Merritt W. Updyke, pastor of Hope Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be in North Watertown cemetery. Surviving are his wife, two children by a former marriage, Mrs. Leslie A. (Eva) Tyo of Fort Lewis, Wash., and Mrs. W. C. (Laura) Hill of this city; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Fort was born March 20, 1879, at Stone Mills, a son of Andrew and Henrietta Waugh Fort. He was employed as a millwright and pattern maker in Bagley & Sewall, Taggart Brothes and before his illness in 1928, by the Dexter Sulphite, Pulp & Paper company. For the past 15 years he had been unable to work because of ill health. Mr. Fort was twice married. On April 26, 1909, (transcriber's note: obviously incorrect date) he married Rubie Beadle at Perch River. She died in 1907. On Sept. 9, 1908 he married Bertha E. Rhines Carroll, adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Carroll, 626 Lansing St, in Evans Mills. He was a member of Hope Presbyterian church. At one time he was a coretist with Bellinger's Band.