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1900 Census Lola M Fortney
« on: Wednesday 24 November 21 05:17 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone assist in finding Lola May on the 1900 census?

Husband John A Fortney born 1876 Stark Ohio
Lola May Fortney nee Beck, born  8 May 1876, Armstrong Pa.

Married 24 March 1897, Jefferson. Ohio.

Their daughter Ethel May was born 1899.  Born Allegheny Pa according to her marriage certificate.

Trying to find their address on the 1900 census

All three should be on the 1900 census but I have been unable to find them.

Many thanks

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Re: 1900 Census Lola M Fortney
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 24 November 21 09:22 GMT (UK) »
1900 not so far -

marriage - The Pittsburgh Press
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
25 Mar 1897, Thu    Page 6 

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/89470380/steubenville-marriage-25-march-1897/

Another daughter born 1902 Ohio - Helen L Fortney married William F Karnes 5 September 1926
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. (no mention of father John A Fortney) 

Pittsburgh Daily Post Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
16 Sep 1926, Thu    Page 11

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/89470671/marriage-of-fortney-karnes/


1910 census    Wilkinsburg Ward 3, Allegheny, Pennsylvania shows mother Lola remarried to Elijah Jefferson Long.  Ethel and her sister listed as step-daughters to Elijah.

Elijah J Long 36   Head
Ida M Long (should be Lola) 33   Wife. marriage 2. Had 3 children and 2 survive.
Ethel M Portney 11   Step Daughter
Helen L Fortney   8   Step Daughter

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGQZ-47C?from=lynx1UIV8&treeref=G9CH-PG3

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Re: 1900 Census Lola M Fortney
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 24 November 21 16:46 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks Sandra.
I had seen the 1910 census where it appears Lola and Elijah had been married for only two years.
Helen had been mentioned in the family but I had very little information on her.
Love the detailed press cutting about who was doing what and all the social events connected to the wedding.  Very much appreciated to have all this new data on her.

I am in touch with two of Ethel's granddaughters and they would dearly like to know where she  was born.  The nearest I can get is Allegheny from her marriage certificate, but just where?
A stab in the dark, as she was born 1899 if the family were still in Allegheny 1900 census the street address would probably be where Ethel was born.  Ethel's husband Kenneth was my cousin, albeit very much older then me.

John Fortney is a dark horse, I'm afraid I can find very little about him, but I believe he also married again and had other children.

I wonder who Lola's third child was.

Strange the 1900 census should be so elusive.
Thank you for your help which is truly appreciated

Regards


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Re: 1900 Census Lola M Fortney
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 24 November 21 16:59 GMT (UK) »
1899 Pittsburgh City Directory
John A Fortney, driver, home at 102 East, A.
Oliver Fortney, driver, boards 102 East, A.

the abbreviation page, page 111  of the original book, just before the listings start, says that "A" = Allegheny. That would be Allegheny City, bordering on Pittsburgh until it became part of Pittsburgh, maybe 1906 or so - you'd need to look it up to be sure.

Just going by a quick look at ancestry's records, but not putting all the pieces together, Oliver might have been John A's uncle. 1870 Census of Tuscarawas, Stark County, OH has Richard and Oliver Fortney (and other siblings) in the household of David Fortney.

John A Fortney's 2nd marriage record, 25 Dec 1906 in Woodbury County Iowa, says his parents were Richard Fortney and Sarah Ethling. The 2nd wife was Anna Magel.

John A died in Sioux City, Iowa 24 Jan 1947.

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Re: 1900 Census Lola M Fortney
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 24 November 21 17:05 GMT (UK) »

neither John A nor that Oliver are in the 1900 Pittsburgh Directory

http://www.donslist.net/PGHLookups/PGH1900CDM.htm

here's the 1899 Directory, free
http://www.donslist.net/PGHLookups/Pgh1899M.htm

and there are two Olivers, maybe one was the uncle and the other was a cousin. Anyway it isn't that common of a first name, so I think the man at 102 East St, Allegheny City, is who you are looking for.

1898
John Fortney, laborer, 44 2nd, Allegheny
Oliver Fortney, superintendent, Penn Building, home at that address

http://www.donslist.net/PGHLookups/PghAllegh1898CDM.htm

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Re: 1900 Census Lola M Fortney
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 24 November 21 17:27 GMT (UK) »
Ethel's death record has her birth as 08 Oct 1898.

CADI: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPJ7-M6N

John A Fortney's obit doesn't mention the children from his first marriage.

Sioux City Journal
Sioux City, Iowa
25 Jan 1947, Sat    Page 6

Obit: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/89482245/john-a-fortney-obit/

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Re: 1900 Census Lola M Fortney
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 24 November 21 18:34 GMT (UK) »
My most grateful thanks, once again rootschatters have knocked down some of my brick walls.

Truly appreciated.

Yes I agree this certainly looks like the person and the address we are looking for.

Thank you
Margaret (Ceeoh)

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Re: 1900 Census Lola M Fortney
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 25 November 21 09:53 GMT (UK) »

Pittsburgh Daily Post Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
6 Jul 1906, Fri    Page 12

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/89519845/libel-lola-fortney-against-john-a/

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Re: 1900 Census Lola M Fortney
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 25 November 21 10:17 GMT (UK) »

Snippet - The Pittsburgh Press Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 Aug 1912, Thu    Page 20

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/89520004/mention-of-grand-children-0f-mrs-d-s/

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