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Donald Disert Forney

Donald Disert Forney

Male 1891 - 1976  (85 years)

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  • Name Donald Disert Forney 
    Birth 21 Jan 1891  Chambersburg, Guilford Twp., Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death Aug 1976  Lakeland, Polk Co., FL; burial: Norland Cem., Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I0008  forneyclark
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2023 

    Father Frederick Frank Forney,   b. 15 Apr 1866, Letterkenny Twp., Franklin Co., PA; lived in Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 4 Dec 1939, PA; burial: Norland Cem., Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Harriette Elizabeth "Hattie" Disert,   b. Nov 1863, Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 20 Apr 1942, Takoma Park, MD; burial: Norland Cem., Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Marriage 7 Jun 1887  Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0011  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thelma Rose John,   b. 26 Dec 1897, Chambersburg, Guilford Twp., Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Sep 1980, Lakeland, Polk Co., FL: burial: Norland Cem., Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 82 years) 
    Marriage 12 Apr 1916 
    Children 
     1. Thelma "Corrine" Forney,   b. 29 Sep 1918   d. 17 Sep 1920, Chambersburg, PA; burial: Norland Cem., Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 1 year)
     2. Fredric John Forney,   b. 23 Sep 1920, Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA; grew up in Washington, D.C. Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 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)
    Family ID F0010  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2023 

  • Photos
    Forney, Fredric John  (1920-1973) & Donald Disert Forney (1891-1976)
    Forney, Fredric John (1920-1973) & Donald Disert Forney (1891-1976)
    2-Persons/ Sports/ Baseball photo of (L-R) Fredric John Forney & Donald Disert Forney was taken in Chambersburg, PA, or Washington, D.C., in 1925. This picture came from the Barton/ Forney Collection by Betty Colleen Barton Forney & Fredric John Forney.
    Forney, Donald Disert (1891-1976) & Thelma Rose John (1897-1980)
    Forney, Donald Disert (1891-1976) & Thelma Rose John (1897-1980)
    2-Persons photo of (L-R) Donald Disert Forney & Thelma Rose John Forney came from the Barton/ Forney Collection by Betty Colleen Barton Forney & Fredric John Forney.
    Forney, Donald Disert  (1891-1976)
    Forney, Donald Disert (1891-1976)
    Individual photo was taken in Lakeland, FL, in the spring of 1966. This picture came from the Barton/ Forney Collection by Betty Colleen Barton Forney & Fredric John Forney.
    Forney, Donald Disert (1891-1976)
    Forney, Donald Disert (1891-1976)
    Individual photo was taken in Lakeland, FL, in the spring of 1966. This picture came from the Barton/ Forney Collection by Betty Colleen Barton Forney & Fredric John Forney. Restoration of the photo was done by Susan Yvette Todd Barbour.
    John, Thelma Rose (1897-1980) & Donald Disert Forney (1891-1976)
    John, Thelma Rose (1897-1980) & Donald Disert Forney (1891-1976)
    2-Persons photo of (L-R) Thelma Rose John Forney & Donald Disert Forney came from the Barton/ Forney Collection by Betty Colleen Barton Forney & Fredric John Forney.
    Forney, Donald Disert (1891-1976) &  Thelma Rose John (1897-1980)
    Forney, Donald Disert (1891-1976) & Thelma Rose John (1897-1980)
    2-Persons/ Tree photo (L-R) of Donald Disert Forney and Thelma Rose John Forney was taken in a Florida orange grove in the 1960's. This photo is a part of the album "Men & Women Conquering Trees."

    Documents
    Forney, Donald Disert & Thelma Rose John: Marriage License of Donald Disert Forney(1891-1976) & Thelma Rose John (1897-1980)
    Forney, Donald Disert & Thelma Rose John: Marriage License of Donald Disert Forney(1891-1976) & Thelma Rose John (1897-1980)
    Marriage license of Donald Disert Forney & Thelma Rose John Forney was provided by Betty Barton Forney.
    Forney, Donald Disert:  World War I Draft Registration Card of Donald Disert Forney (1891-1976)
    Forney, Donald Disert: World War I Draft Registration Card of Donald Disert Forney (1891-1976)
    World War I Draft Registration Card was provided by James Wible.
    Forney, Donald Disert: Memorial of Donald Disert Forney (1891-1976)
    Forney, Donald Disert: Memorial of Donald Disert Forney (1891-1976)
    Memorial was provided by Betty Barton Forney.
    Forney, Donald Disert: Obituary of Donald Disert Forney (1891-1976)
    Forney, Donald Disert: Obituary of Donald Disert Forney (1891-1976)
    Obituary was provided by Betty Barton Forney.

    Headstones
    Forney,  Donald Disert (1891-1976)
    Forney, Donald Disert (1891-1976)
    Donald Disert Forney (1891-1976); Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA, USA. Photo was taken by David R. Clark, M.D. Thanks to Lucius Cale "Prince Louie" Hethington of SC and Mrs. Louise Kennedy with Norland Cemetery for help in locating this headstone.

  • Notes 
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      Source:
      Andrew J. Weyer, Sr.:
      Concerning the family of Frederick Frank Forney and Harriette Elizabeth "Hattie" Disert Forney:
      Notes for FREDERICK FRANK FORNEY:
      FREDERICK FRANK2 FORNEY (JOHN MARTIN1) was born Jan 1866 in LETTERKENNY TOWNSHIP, FRANKLIN, PENNSYLVANIA, and died 04 Dec 1939. He married HARRIETTE ELIZABETH DISERT 07 Jun 1887 in FRANKLIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. She was born Nov 1863 in FRANKLIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, and died 20 Apr 1942 in TACOMA PARK, MARYLAND.

      Notes for FREDERICK FRANK FORNEY:
      IN THE 1900 CENSUS OF CHAMBERSBURG, FRANKLIN, PENNSYLVANIA IS THE FOLLOWING ENTRY:
      FREDERIC F. FORNEY JAN 1864 DRAYMAN PA PA PA
      HARRIET E. NOV 1863 PA PA PA
      DONALD D. JAN 1891 PA PA PA
      ENTRY HARD TO MAKE OUT. FREDERICK COULD HAVE BEEN BORN IN JAN. OR JUN. FREDERICK AND HARRIET HAD BEEN MARRIED FOR 15 YEARS. HARRIET WAS THE MOTHER OF ONE CHILD, STILL LIVING.
      IN THE 1910 CENSUS OF CHAMBERSBURG, FRANKLIN, PENNSYLVANIA IS THE FOLLOWING ENTRY:
      FRED FORNEY 43 TEAMSTER PA PA GM
      HARRIETT 46 PA PA PA
      DONALD D. 19 RR MACHINIST PA PA PA
      FRED AND HARRIETT HAD BEEN MARRIED FOR 23 YEARS. HARRIETT WAS THE MOTHER OF ONE CHILD, STILL LIVING.
      IN THE 1920 CENSUS OF CHAMBERSBURG, FRANKLIN, PENNSYLVANIA IS THE FOLLOWING ENTRY:
      FRED F. FORNEY 50 DRAYMAN PA PA PA
      HARRIET E. 50 PA PA PA
      IN THE 1930 CENSUS OF CHAMBERSBURG, FRANKLIN, PENNSYLVANIA IS THE FOLLOWING ENTRY:
      FRED FORNEY 61 NIGHT WATCHMAN PA PA GM
      HARRIETT 61 PA PA PA
      FRED PAID $25 RENT. FRED AND HARRIETT WERE BOTH 21 WHEN THEY GOT MARRIED. FRED WAS A NIGHT WATCHMAN AT A OIL STATION.

      Child of FREDERICK FORNEY and HARRIETTE DISERT is:
      + 21 i. DONALD DISERT3 FORNEY, born 21 Jan 1891 in GUILFORD TOWNSHIP, FRANKLIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA; died 19 Aug 1976 in LAKELAND, POLK, FLORIDA.
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      Source:
      Andrew J. Weyer, Sr.:
      Concerning the family of Donald Disert Forney and Thelma Rose John Forney:
      21. DONALD DISERT3 FORNEY (FREDERICK FRANK2, JOHN MARTIN1) was born 21 Jan 1891 in GUILFORD TOWNSHIP, FRANKLIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, and died 19 Aug 1976 in LAKELAND, POLK, FLORIDA. He married THELMA ROSE JOHN 12 Apr 1916. She was born 26 Dec 1897 in GUILFORD TOWNSHIP, FRANKLIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, and died 11 Sep 1980 in LAKELAND, POLK, FLORIDA.
      Notes for DONALD DISERT FORNEY:
      IN 1917 WHEN DONALD REGISTERED FOR THE DRAFT HE WAS LIVING IN CHAMBERSBURG. HE WAS WORKING AS A MACHINIST FOR THE CUMBERLAND VALLEY RAILROAD COMPANY.
      IN THE 1920 CENSUS OF WASHINGTON, D. C. IS THE FOLLOWING ENTRY:
      DONALD D. FORNEY 28 NAVY YARD MACHINIST PA PA PA
      THELMA 20 PA PA PA
      CORINNE 1 2/12 PA PA PA
      IN THE 1930 CENSUS OF WASHINGTON, D. C. IS THE FOLLOWING ENTRY:
      DONALD D. FORNEY 39 OPTICAL INSTRUMENT MAKER PA PA PA
      THELMA R. 32 PA PA PA
      FREDERIC J. 9 PA PA PA
      DONALD'S HOME WAS VALUED AT $6000. DONALD AND THELMA WERE 25 AND 18 RESPECTIVELY WHEN THEY WERE MARRIED. DONALD WAS STILL WORKING AT THE NAVY YARD.

      Children of DONALD FORNEY and THELMA JOHN are:
      45 i. THELMA CORINNE4 FORNEY, born 29 Sep 1918; died 17 Sep 1920.
      46 ii. FREDRIC JOHN FORNEY, born 23 Sep 1920 in CHAMBERSBURG, FRANKLIN, PENNSYLVANIA; died 19 Jul 1973 in LAFAYETTE, INDIANA. He married BETTY COLLEEN BARTON 09 Jun 1942 in INDIANAPOLIS, MARION, INDIANA; born 01 Oct 1922 in OXFORD, BENTON, INDIANA; died 07 May 1995 in GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA.
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      Source:
      Donald D. Forney's Obituary:
      Donald D. Forney, 85, 1054 Clearview Avenue, Lakeland. FL, died Thursday in Lakeland General Hospital after a long illness. (August 19, 1976)
      Mr. Forney was born Jan. 21, 1891, in Chambersburg, PA, son of the late Frederick and Harriett Disert Forney. He was a member of First Baptist Curch in Lakeland; Hope Lodge No. 20, F and AM of Washington, DC; Eureka Chapter No., 4 Washington; Columbia Consistory, No., 2, Knights Templar and Almus Temple Shrine, Washington. He had been employed by an optical instrument maker for the U.S. Government, Washington, retiring in 1951.Mr. Forney is survived by his widow, Thelma John Forney; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.Graveside service will be at 10:30 AM Wednesday in Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg, PA, with the Rev. Otto Kroeger officiating.
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      Source:
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/176802052/thelma-rose-forney
      Created by: Atwood James Shupp
      Added: 27 Feb 2017
      Find a Grave Memorial ID: 176802052
      Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/176802052/thelma-rose-forney: accessed 22 August 2022), memorial page for Thelma Rose John Forney (26 Dec 189711 Sep 1980), Find a Grave Memorial ID 176802052, citing Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by Atwood James Shupp (contributor 48087741).

      Thelma Rose John Forney
      BIRTH
      26 Dec 1897
      Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
      DEATH
      11 Sep 1980 (aged 82)
      Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
      BURIAL
      Norland Cemetery
      Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA Show Map
      MEMORIAL ID
      176802052 View Source

      Thelma was the daughter of George Paul John (1873-1934) and Margaret (Pogue) John (1873-1939). She was married over 50 years to Donald Disert Forey (1891-1976).

      They were married in Chambersburg, PA. They resided for more than 30 years in Washington, DC where Donald was employed by the Navy Department.

      The Forneys also lived a short time in Buffalo, NY during World War II, where Mr. Forney was in charge of the US Government work at the Spencer Lens Company.

      They had a son Fred Forney, Retired USN chaplain who was married to Betty and living in Tampa Florida. They have three grandchildren.

      Donald and Thelma belonged to the First Baptist Church in Lakeland, Florida. Their 50th Wedding Anniversary was celebrated at that church.

      Family Members
      Spouse
      Donald Forney
      Donald Disert Forney
      1891-1976
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  • Sources 
    1. Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: May 11, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.111.5.78744.7.



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