Alson Edmon ('Eddie') Fortson Jr.

M, ID# 20337, b. 11 December 1944, d. 9 June 2020

Alson Edmon Fortson, Jr.
  • Birth*: He was born on 11 December 1944.5,6
  • Marriage*: He married Geraldine Heath in June 1965.7,8
  • Death*: He died on 9 June 2020 at age 75.9
  • Note*: He was married to Geraldine for forty-one years until her death. His favorite place was fishing at the Outer Banks of North Carolina.6
  • Last Edited: 11 Jun 2020

Family: Geraldine Heath b. 25 Jul 1945, d. 15 Jul 2006

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), pp. 153-54 (naming Alson Edmon Fortson as his father).
  2. [S1676] Obituary for Alson Edmon Fortson, Jr, Whitley's Funeral Home, Kannapolis, N.C., online at https://tinyurl.com/ycr958dm, viewed on 11 Jun 2020 (naming Alson Edmon Fortson as his father).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 153-54 (naming Hester Bruce as his mother).
  4. [S1676] Obituary for Alson Edmon Fortson, Jr., online, above (naming Hester Bruce Fortson as his mother).
  5. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 154.
  6. [S1676] Obituary for Alson Edmon Fortson, Jr., online, above.
  7. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 154 (giving the date).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Geraldine Heath Fortson, memorial no. 155255830, viewed on 11 Jun 2020 (not giving the date).
  9. [S1676] Obituary for Alson Edmon Fortson, Jr., online, above (stating that he passed away peacefully in his sleep).

Geraldine Heath

F, ID# 20338, b. 25 July 1945, d. 15 July 2006

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her grave marker, is here.
  • Last Edited: 11 Jun 2020

Family: Alson Edmon ('Eddie') Fortson Jr. b. 11 Dec 1944, d. 9 Jun 2020

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Geraldine Heath Fortson, memorial no. 155255830, viewed on 11 Jun 2020.
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 154 (giving the date).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Geraldine Heath Fortson, memorial no. 155255830, viewed on 11 Jun 2020 (not giving the date).

Bruce Wilborn Fortson

M, ID# 20348, b. 29 October 1957, d. 15 August 2003
  • Birth*: He was born on 29 October 1957.3,4
  • Death*: He died on 15 August 2003 at age 45.5
  • Last Edited: 12 Jan 2009

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), pp. 153-54 (naming Alson Edmon Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 153-54 (naming Hester Bruce as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 154.
  4. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 12 Jan 2009.
  5. [S1108] Social Security Death Index, online at http://tinyurl.com/RootswebSSDI, viewed on 12 Jan 2009 (not naming the place of death but stating that he lived in Kannapolis, N.C. when he died).

Catharine Jane Ryman

F, ID# 20349, b. 30 November 1840, d. 11 August 1905
  • Obituary*: FROM TIMBERVILLE
    TIMBERVILLE, Aug. 11—
    Mrs. Catherine Bushong, wife of Abraham Bushong, died at her home several miles east of here early this morning after an illness of several months. She was about 65 years old and leaves besides a husband, twelve children and a number of grandchildren. Her children are: Mrs. Mary Keiter of Middletown, Indiana; Mrs. Laura Neese of Martinsburg, West Virginia; Mrs. Elizabeth Arehart of Hawkinstown, Va., Mrs. Elle Garber of near this place; Misses Annie, Ida, Cornelia and Ressie Bushong, and Messrs Arthur, Paul, Samuel, and Miller Bushong of this neighborhood.
    Before her marriage she was miss Catherine Ryman, a sister of Mrs. S. A. Ryman of this place. She was a consistent member of the Lutheran church and her funeral will likely take place from Rader's church near here tomorrow.7
  • Last Edited: 12 Sep 2011

Citations

  1. [S1197] Gloria Bushong, electronic mail to e-mail address, 3 Sep 2009, (naming Anna Zirkle as her father).
  2. [S1197] Gloria Bushong, electronic mail to e-mail address, 3 Sep 2009, (naming Levi H. Ryman as her father).
  3. [S1197] Gloria Bushong, electronic mail to e-mail address, 3 Sep 2009.
  4. [S1198] The Rockingham Register, Harrisonburg, Va., 15 Aug 1905, p. 3, col. 7 (obituary of Mrs. Catherine Bushong, quoted in electronic mail from Gloria Bushong to e-mail address, 3 Sep 2009, describing her as wife of Abraham Bushong but not giving the marriage date).
  5. [S1197] Gloria Bushong, electronic mail to e-mail address, 3 Sep 2009, (naming the place but not giving the date).
  6. [S1198] The Rockingham Register, Harrisonburg, Va., 15 Aug 1905, p. 3, col. 7 (obituary of Mrs. Catherine Bushong, quoted in electronic mail from Gloria Bushong to e-mail address, 3 Sep 2009, stating that "her funeral likely will take place on 12 Aug).
  7. [S1198] The Rockingham Register, Harrisonburg, Va., 15 Aug 1905, p. 3, col. 7 (obituary of Mrs. Catherine Bushong, quoted in electronic mail from Gloria Bushong to e-mail address, 3 Sep 2009).
  8. [S1198] The Rockingham Register, Harrisonburg, Va., 15 Aug 1905, p. 3, col. 7 (obituary of Mrs. Catherine Bushong, quoted in electronic mail from Gloria Bushong to e-mail address, 3 Sep 2009, naming Mrs. Catherine Bushong as her mother).
  9. [S1198] The Rockingham Register, Harrisonburg, Va., 15 Aug 1905, p. 3, col. 7 (obituary of Mrs. Catherine Bushong, quoted in electronic mail from Gloria Bushong to e-mail address, 3 Sep 2009, naming Mrs. Catherine Bushong as his mother).

Abraham Bushong

M, ID# 20350, b. 4 November 1827, d. 23 May 1910
  • Last Edited: 7 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S1198] The Rockingham Register, Harrisonburg, Va., 15 Aug 1905, p. 3, col. 7 (obituary of Mrs. Catherine Bushong, quoted in electronic mail from Gloria Bushong to e-mail address, 3 Sep 2009, describing her as wife of Abraham Bushong but not giving the marriage date).