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Donna Forney

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  • Name Donna Forney 
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I0007  forneyclark
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2022 

    Father Fredric John Forney,   b. 23 Sep 1920, Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA; grew up in Washington, D.C. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1973, Lafayette,Tippecanoe Co.,IN;burial: Myrtle Hill Cem.,Tampa,Hillsborough Co.,FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Betty Colleen Barton,   b. 1 Oct 1922, Oxford, Benton Co., IN; grew up in Clarks Hill, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1995, Greenville,Greenville Co.,SC; burial:Myrtle Hill Cem.,Tampa,Hillsborough Co.,FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 9 Jun 1942  Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0910  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family David R. Clark, M.D. 
    Children 
     1. One Living
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F0753  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Forney, Fredric John (1920-1973) & Donna Forney & Fredde Jo Forney (1944-2010) & Betty Colleen Barton (1922-1995)
    Forney, Fredric John (1920-1973) & Donna Forney & Fredde Jo Forney (1944-2010) & Betty Colleen Barton (1922-1995)
    Group photo of (L-R) Fredric John Forney & Donna Forney Clark & Fredde Jo Forney Hethington & Betty Colleen Barton Forney was taken in Indianapolis, IN. This picture came from the Forney/ Hethington Collection by Fredde Jo Forney Hethington & Lucius Cale "Prince Louie" Hethington.
    Forney, Fredric John (1920-1973) & Fredde Jo Forney (1944-2010) & Donna Forney
    Forney, Fredric John (1920-1973) & Fredde Jo Forney (1944-2010) & Donna Forney
    Group/ Sports/ Baseball photo of (L-R) Fredric John Forney & Fredde Jo Forney Hethington & Donna Forney Clark was taken in Indianapolis, IN, by Betty Colleen Barton Forney. This picture came from the Barton/ Forney Collection by Betty Colleen Barton Forney and Fredric John Forney.
    Forney, Donna
    Forney, Donna
    Group/ School photo of the Morning Kindergarten Class, Naval Air Station, Adak, Alaska, Spring 1949, came from the Barton/ Forney Collection by Betty Colleen Barton Forney & Fredric John Forney. Students included are (back row, L-R moving around the table back to the original position, beginning with the little girl with dark jumper, white blouse, and white shoes on the far left): Dody Stover, Jack Stegenger, Ray Rust, Karen Woods, Dickie Elder, Bill Johnson, Dennis Rud….., Stuart Gates, Lee Snider, Pat Neeley, Fred Uehler, Sharon Nelson, Dottie Wooten, Robert Hartman, Rica Polombo, Gladys Carroll, Donna Forney, Tamara Fordham, & Susan Dunn. Girls who had just come from the lower forty-eight wore Mary Jane shoes while all the other children who had been on Adak awhile wore the only shoes available, sturdy oxfords. More photos of Adak, Alaska Naval Air Station personnel are found at Michael Gordon’s “A Pictorial and Anecdotal History of Adak, Alaska, U.S.A.” at http://www.orneveien.org/adak/ Photos appear under the heading "1948 Chaplain Fredric John Forney."
    Forney, Donna
    Forney, Donna
    Group/ School photo of 1st Grade Class, Naval Air Station, Adak, Alaska, Fall 1949, came from the Barton/ Forney Collection by Betty Colleen Barton Forney & Fredric John Forney. On the back, it is labeled "Compliments of Capt. Daily, Hasty 33." Donna Forney Clark is in the second row, 3rd student from the right. Ellen is in the 2nd row, 4th student from the right. Girls who had just come from the lower forty-eight wore Mary Jane shoes while all the other children who had been on Adak awhile wore the only shoes available, sturdy oxfords. More photos of Adak, Alaska Naval Air Station personnel are found at Michael Gordon’s “A Pictorial and Anecdotal History of Adak, Alaska, U.S.A.” at http://www.orneveien.org/adak/ Photos appear under the heading "1948 Chaplain Fredric John Forney."
    Forney, Donna
    Forney, Donna
    Group/ School photo of 2nd Grade Class, Naval Air Station, Adak, Alaska, probably Fall 1950, came from Ellen, who is standing in the 2nd row, 3rd student from the right. More photos of Adak, Alaska Naval Air Station personnel are found at Michael Gordon’s “A Pictorial and Anecdotal History of Adak, Alaska, U.S.A.” at http://www.orneveien.org/adak/ Photos appear under the heading "1948 Chaplain Fredric John Forney."
    Forney, Fredde Jo (1944-2010) & Betty Colleen Barton (1922-1995) &  Fredric John Forney (1920-1973)  &   Donna Forney
    Forney, Fredde Jo (1944-2010) & Betty Colleen Barton (1922-1995) & Fredric John Forney (1920-1973) & Donna Forney
    Group photo of (L-R, front row) Fredde Jo Forney Hethington & Donna Forney Clark & (L-R, back row) Betty Colleen Barton Forney & Fredric John Forney was taken in Adak, Alaska. This picture came from the Barton/ Forney Collection by Betty Colleen Barton Forney & Fredric John Forney.
    Barton, Betty Colleen (1922-1995) & Goldia Mae Robbins Barton (1902-1989) & Fredde Jo Forney (1944-2010) & Donna Forney
    Barton, Betty Colleen (1922-1995) & Goldia Mae Robbins Barton (1902-1989) & Fredde Jo Forney (1944-2010) & Donna Forney
    Group photo was taken in Clarks Hill, IN, in 1953. Included (L-R, back row) are Betty Colleen Barton Forney & Goldia Mae Robbins Barton. Included (L-R, front row) are Fredde Jo Forney Hethington & Donna Forney Clark. This picture came from the Barton/ Forney Collection by Betty Colleen Barton Forney and Fredric John Forney.
    Forney, Donna
    Forney, Donna
    Group/ School/ Teacher photo of Mrs. Stinson’s Norview Elementary Class includes (standing at far right) Donna Forney Clark.
    Forney, Donna
    Forney, Donna
    Individual photo of Donna Forney Clark came from the Forney/ Clark Collection by Donna Forney Clark & David R. Clark, M.D.
    Forney, Donna
    Forney, Donna
    Individual photo of Donna Forney Clark was taken in Texas and came from the Forney/ Clark Collection by Donna Forney Clark and David R. Clark, M.D.
    Forney, Donna
    Forney, Donna
    Individual photo of Donna Forney Clark was taken in TX. This picture came from the Forney/ Clark Collection by Donna Forney Clark & David R. Clark, M.D.
    Forney, Donna & Fredde Jo Forney (1944-2010)
    Forney, Donna & Fredde Jo Forney (1944-2010)
    2-Persons/ "The Forney Girls" photo of (L-R) Donna Forney Clark & Fredde Jo Forney Hethington was taken in Forney, TX, in the late 1990's. This picture came from the Forney/ Clark Collection by Donna Forney Clark & David R. Clark, M.D.
    Forney, Fredde Jo (1944-2010) & Donna Forney
    Forney, Fredde Jo (1944-2010) & Donna Forney
    2-Persons/ 50-Year photos of (L-R) Fredde Jo Forney Hethington and Donna Forney Clark were taken in Clarks Hill, IN, in 1952, and in TX, in 2002.
    Clark, David R., M.D. & Donna Forney
    Clark, David R., M.D. & Donna Forney
    2-Persons photo of (L-R) David R. Clark, M.D. & Donna Forney Clark was taken in TX in 2004. This picture came from the Forney/ Clark Collection by Donna Forney Clark & David R. Clark, M.D.
    Clark, David R., M.D. & Donna Forney
    Clark, David R., M.D. & Donna Forney
    2-Persons photo of (L-R) David R. Clark, M.D. & Donna Forney Clark was taken in TX in 2005. This picture came from the Forney/ Clark Collection by Donna Forney Clark & David R. Clark, M.D.
    Clark, David R., M.D. & Donna Forney
    Clark, David R., M.D. & Donna Forney
    2-Persons photo of (L-R) Donna Forney Clark & David R. Clark, M.D. was taken in TX in 2006. This picture came from the Forney/ Clark Collection by Donna Forney Clark & David R. Clark, M.D.
    Clark, David R., M.D. & Donna Forney
    Clark, David R., M.D. & Donna Forney
    2-Persons photo of (L-R) David R. Clark, M.D. & Donna Forney Clark was taken in TX in 2007. This picture came from the Forney/ Clark Collection by Donna Forney Clark & David R. Clark, M.D.
    Clark, David R., M.D. & Donna Forney
    Clark, David R., M.D. & Donna Forney
    2-Persons photo of (L-R) Donna Forney Clark & David R. Clark, M.D. was taken in TX in 2008.
    Clark, David R., M.D. & Donna Forney
    Clark, David R., M.D. & Donna Forney
    2-Persons photo of (L-R) Donna Forney Clark & David R. Clark, M.D. was taken in TX in December 2009 by Anonymous Researcher #3.
    Forney, Donna & David R. Clark, M.D. & Thomas D. “Tom” Clark (1931-2015) & Mary Lou Lewis
    Forney, Donna & David R. Clark, M.D. & Thomas D. “Tom” Clark (1931-2015) & Mary Lou Lewis
    Group photo was taken in Granbury, TX, in 2010. Included (L-R) are Donna Forney Clark & David R. Clark, M.D. & Thomas D. Clark & Mary Lou Lewis Clark.
    Forney, Donna
    Forney, Donna
    Individual/ Pet/ Dog photo of Donna Forney Clark holding Spinner was taken in TX in 2011.
    Clark, David R., M.D. & Donna Forney & Lucius Cale 'Prince Louie' 'Lou' Hethington
    Clark, David R., M.D. & Donna Forney & Lucius Cale "Prince Louie" "Lou" Hethington
    Group photo of (L-R) David R. Clark, M.D. & Donna Forney Clark & Lucius Cale "Prince Louie" "Lou" Hethington was taken in November 2011.
    Forney, Donna & David R.Clark, M.D.
    Forney, Donna & David R.Clark, M.D.
    2-Persons photo of (L-R) Donna Forney Clark & David R. Clark, M.D. was taken in Texas, 2012, by Lucius Cale "Prince Louie" "Lou" Hethington.
    Forney, Donna
    Forney, Donna
    Individual photo of Donna Forney Clark was taken in Key West, FL, in 2016, by David French.
    Forney, Donna
    Forney, Donna
    Individual photo of Donna Forney Clark was taken in TX, Dec,. 2019, and came from the Forney/ Clark Collection by Donna Forney Clark & David R. Clark, M.D.
    Barton, Betty Colleen (1922-1995) & Donna Forney & Fredde Jo Forney  (1944-2010) & Fredric John Forney (1920-1976)
    Barton, Betty Colleen (1922-1995) & Donna Forney & Fredde Jo Forney (1944-2010) & Fredric John Forney (1920-1976)
    Object photo of Betty Colleen Barton Forney's locket-bracelet was taken on a Hallmark Christmas card which was created by Hallmark Senior Artist Geoff Greenleaf.

    Group photo in locket-bracelet includes (L-R) Donna Forney Clark & Fredde Jo Forney Hethington & Fredric John Forney.
    Forney, Donna
    Forney, Donna
    Individual photo of Donna Forney Clark was taken in Texas in 2022

  • Notes 
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      DFC: I have found these cautionary points by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack, CG, invaluable in researching families:

      http://www.genealogy.com/90_carmack.html
      Family Legends and Myths
      by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack, CG:
      This excerpt tells of some naturally evolving myths in family histories:
      "Watching Out for Red Flags"
      " Many families have cherished myths and stories about their immigration to America or other pivotal events and people. Sharon DeBartolo Carmack shos you how to determine which family legends are true, and what to do if you prove one false.
      "Great-grandma was a Cherokee Indian princess, you know." At the family reunion or while interviewing relatives, you might hear family stories like this or other lore about your forebears. Nearly everyone has a story that has been handed down about their ancestors. Some of these legends may be quite factual; others are myth. Almost all family stories have some grain of truth, however. Family legends aren't usually created out of thin air, and that tiny grain of truth may be the clue that leads you to genealogical success. There are many myths that have worked their way into family stories, and perhaps you've already heard some of these. Often, they are about ethnic origins or how the family came to America. If you haven't heard any of these common legends yet, make yourself aware of some of the most common ones, since you may eventually hear variations as you talk with family members.

      [1.]The Cherokee Indian Princess Myth
      It's always a Cherokee princess, almost never Navajo or Apache or Pueblo or Lumbee. Native American ancestry is an extremely common family story, and it seems it is always to an Indian princess. The Cherokee, of course, are a large tribe with a diverse culture, divided by the Trail of Tears. They intermarried widely, perhaps increasing the likelihood of Cherokee/white ancestry.
      One reason this princess myth may have evolved is prejudice. For those who frowned upon a white male ancestor marrying an Indian woman, elevating the woman's status to princess made the truth easier to swallow. Keep in mind that any story that says you have Native American ancestry — often Cherokee — may in itself be a myth. Even though it's currently an "in" thing to have Native American ancestry, just a few decades ago, it might have been the skeleton in your family's closet. Proving certain ethnic ancestry can be difficult because of prejudice or popularity toward a culture at any given time. Throughout history, some people who were victims of prejudice may have tried to hide their native origins by changing their name or claiming a different ethnicity.

      [2.]The Three Brothers Myth
      It's always three brothers who immigrated to America, never two or four or five or six. Sometimes one is lost at sea during the voyage over, or one went north, one went south, and one headed west, never to be heard from again. There are never any sisters involved in the big move across the ocean. Be wary of the brothers myth, and always keep an eye out for additional siblings both in America and once you start foreign research. You also want to confirm through your research that there were, in fact, three brothers, that the three brothers were indeed brothers and not two brothers and an uncle, for example, or that the three brothers weren't just three men with the same last name.

      [3.]The Stowaway Myth
      For some reason, it is so much more romantic to have an ancestor who came to America as a stowaway rather than a paying passenger. While there are cases of people who actually did sneak aboard ships, this was not common practice. If the stowaway was discovered enroute, typically, he will be recorded on the last page of the passenger arrival list. I deliberately use "he" because you almost never hear a story about great-grandma being a stowaway. Even if you have the family story of a stowaway, still check for a passenger arrival list, since if he was discovered and recorded on the passenger list, he'll likely be on the index, too.

      [4.]The Claim-to-Fame Myth
      Everyone who has the surname Bradford or Alden is related to William Bradford and John Alden of Mayflower fame, right? And everyone with the last name of Boone is related to Daniel. And if your last name is James, you're related to Jesse, of course. If you do have Native American ancestry, then you must be descended from Pocahontas. Is that a red flag I see flying? We all want a famous person to hang on our family tree, but we may not find that person. I'm supposedly related to Robert E. Lee. My research revealed that I really am. He's something like a ninth cousin, twenty times removed.

      [5.]The Wrong Ethnic Identity Myth
      All Germans are Hessians who fought in the American Revolution. All French are Huguenots. All Hispanics are Mexican. Of course, none of these broad statements is true. We tend to lump certain groups of people incorrectly into one category. "German" is not a distinct enough identifier in genealogy any more than "Indian" or "Hispanic." If family stories indicate that your ancestors were German or from Germany, were they Germans from Imperial Germany, Alsatians, Austrians, Swiss, Luxembourgers, Germans from Russia, or Poles from Germany? Even the records you uncover may not tell you more than "Germany." This is why it is so important to learn the unique cultural traits — customs, traditions, folkways — about the ethnic group.

      Names, too, may be inaccurate indicators of ethnic identity. Just because the name sounds Italian, is it? The name you are accustomed to may have been changed or inadvertently corrupted over time, obscuring its ethnic origins.

      [6.]The Ellis Island Baptism Myth
      This is the myth that an immigrant ancestor's surname was changed by officials during processing at Ellis Island. No evidence whatsoever exists to suggest this ever occurred. During its operation as an immigrant receiving station (1892-1954), Ellis Island was staffed with hundreds of interpreters who spoke more than thirty different languages. Inspectors compared the names the immigrants told them against what was recorded on the passenger lists. These lists were created at the ports of departure. There was no reason to record or change anyone's surname once they arrived on the island. More likely, immigrants themselves changed their names after they settled in America to avoid prejudice and to blend more easily into American society.

      Handling the Myth in Research and Writing
      Now that I've shattered your favorite family story, how do you tell Grandpa? Or should you? And how do you handle ancient family legends that you've discovered through your research are false? Family legends are part of your family history and should never be ignored or taken lightly. As mentioned earlier, there is usually a kernel of truth to the family story. Rather than bursting Grandpa's bubble with the facts, try to find out how the story originated. When you write your family history, include the family story as it was told to you, noting it as family "tradition" or "lore" or "legend." Then explain, if you can, how the story originated, followed by a discussion of your research findings. You may reveal that some elements of a story were true and some were false, or that a story was totally false. Even if you have not been able to prove or disprove the story, acknowledge the lore and say it has yet to be proven. These family stories give color to your family history, so record and share them as what they are."

      "About the Author: Sharon DeBartolo Carmack is a Certified Genealogist, editor of Betterway Genealogy Books, contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine, and the author of eight books, including A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Female Ancestors. Sharon also teaches online courses in personal/family memoir writing.

      This how-to article was adapted from Sharon's book A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Immigrant and Ethnic Ancestry. Topics include how to get your research started, the history of major ethnic groups in America, and how to turn your research into a family narrative. "
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