The Fortune Family
Jan. 12, 1939
This large family of children married and scattered to different sections of the state and nation. Dock, when a young man went to Texas and married out there. Later he came back to this country. Bill became a bridge builder and now lives in New Jersey and has been married three times. All the others made their home in Rutherford and Cleveland counties, Dob being the only one living on the old home place.
Tom Fortune married Miss Carrie Philbeck and settled on the farm near Burnt Factory old place but when the Henrietta Mills was being built he accepted a position with this company and worked for them for a number of years, but later moved to Forest City and accepted a position with Forest City Cotton mills. When the Florence Mills was being built he had the oversight of the building of this mill. He was mayor of the town of Forest City for a number of years and was county superintendent of roads for Rutherford county for several years. He reared a family of four girls, all still living, and one of them, Mrs. Minnie F. Blanton has just relinquished her duties as county treasurer of Rutherford county, after serving for sixteen years in that post.
Mr. Fortune has been dead about five years. Mrs. Fortune was a good Christian woman and added greatly to the success of her husband.
Mary Fortune married Ervin Philbeck and they lived on the farm in Cleveland county.
Dob was cloth room boss for the Henrietta Mills for a number of year and also held the same position with the Cliffside Mills.Dobb Fortune first married Broonhilda Hollifield, who died about 33 years ago. He then married Mrs. Johnny McFarland, who was the daughter of Baxter Long. She first married Dool McFarland. Dob was cloth room boss for the Henrietta Mills for a number of year and also held the same position with the Cliffside Mills. He was the father of six children by his first wife and two by the second wife, the last two being twins, a son and daughter.
Georgia Fortune died at the age of eighteen years.
Docie Fortune married William Bridges and they have made their home on the farm in Cleveland county.
Dan Fortune, when a young man, went to Georgia and married and lived and died there.
Joe Fortune married Zula Pintuff and farmed for several years and then accepted a position with the Henrietta Mills and spent the balance of his life there and at the Cliffside mills.
Harb Fortune married Miss Jennie Goode and they now live just below Forest City, on the farm.
Lon Fortune, the youngest son, married Miss Ada Roberson and his widow lives in Forest City, he having been dead about ten years.
(To Be Continued)