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Re: Thomas Fortune Family of Clay twp.Decatur County,IN
Posted by: Linda Zapp (ID *****7771) Date: June 05, 2005 at 20:01:11
In Reply to: Re: Thomas Fortune Family of Clay twp.Decatur County,IN by Darline Duncan of 704

I have some information on 2 children of Thomas and Catherine (Evans) Fortune. Emily Ann Fortune was born May 20, 1856 in Bath Co., KY to Thomas and Catherine. Emily married (1) William Jackson Boxwell on April 28, 1878 in Boone Co., IN (Book 7 Page 209). William died April 3, 1910 in Thorntown, IN. (2) Charles C. Silver on October 14, 1917 (Book C-18 Page 93). Charles died October 17, 1920. I'm not sure if Emily divorced Charles, but she is "Mrs. Emma Boxwell in the 1930 census and her obituaries (Frankfort Times and Lebanon Reporter) say "Emma Ann Boxwell". Emma/Emily died April 20, 1947 in Frankfort, Clinton Co., IN and is buried at Maple Lawn Cemetery (no tombstone) in Thorntown, Boone Co., IN. William and Emily (Fortune) Boxwell had 5 children: Nellie Catherine (died young), Fred Cecil (6/27/1882-6/28/1920), Della May (Boxwell) Young (8/13/1886-9/6/1977), William M. (7/27/1889-9/16/1958, and Bessie Mae (Boxwell) Camp (8/23/1891-1/23/1919).

Thomas and Catherine Fortune also had a son, John H. Fortune. John was born October 1, 1851 in Bath Co., KY and died January 7, 1937 in Visalia, Tulare Co., CA and is buried in Visalia Cemetery in Tulare Co., CA). John H. Fortune married (1) Martha Elizabeth Boxwell (sister of William Jackson Boxwell) on January 7, 1883 in Boone CO., IN (Bk C-7 Pg 319 and Bk 20 Pg 53). Martha was born 1858 and died c1893 possibly Holcum, Greene Co., Missouri. John and Martha had 3 children including and infant who died young, Ward born Sep 7, 1886 and Katie (Fortune) Holcomb born July 27, 1889 died May 23, 1963) John married (2)Sarah E. (???) Ball on April 18, 1899 in Greene Co., MO; John and Sarah were divorced. John married (3) Alice S. Ragsdale on August 3, 1905 in Greene Co., MO


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