Harriett Porter

8 August 1868–2 April 1940 (Age 71)
Eckhart Mines, Allegany, Maryland, United States

The Life Summary of Harriett

When Harriett Porter was born on 8 August 1868, in Eckhart Mines, Allegany, Maryland, United States, her father, Josiah M. Porter, was 20 and her mother, Mary Lewis, was 24. She married Vincent Engle in 1886, in Allegany, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in District 12, Allegany, Maryland, United States in 1880 and District 24, Allegany, Maryland, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 April 1940, in Eckhart Mines, Allegany, Maryland, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Porter Cemetery, Eckhart Mines, Allegany, Maryland, United States.

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Family Time Line

Vincent Engle
1861–1934
Harriett Porter
1868–1940
Marriage: 1886
Wesley J. Engle
1889–1957
William Nathan Engle
1891–1979
Lelia Estella Engle
1893–1974
Vincent Josiah Engle
1895–1985
Wheeler Frank Engle
1898–1957
Mary Catherine Engle
1902–2003
Cora Madeline Engle
1904–1993

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1886Allegany, Maryland, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 2
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
    1870 · Giving all the right to vote
    Age 2
    The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 22
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper of a great house, castle, or monastery, from Middle English and Older Scots porter(e), port(o)ur ‘doorkeeper, gatekeeper’ (Anglo-Norman French port(i)er, portur, Latin portarius). The office often came with accommodation, lands, and other privileges for the bearer, and in some cases was hereditary, especially in the case of a royal castle. The name has been established in Ireland since the 13th century. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other languages, for example German Pförtner (see Fortner ) and Poertner .English: occupational name for a man who carried loads for a living, especially one who used his own muscle power rather than a beast of burden or a wheeled vehicle. This sense is from Middle English port(o)ur, porter ‘porter, carrier of burdens’ (Anglo-Norman French portur, porteo(u)r).Dutch: variant, mostly Americanized, of Poorter, status name for a freeman (burgher) of a town, Middle Dutch portere, modern Dutch poorter. Compare De Porter .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Porterfield
    Sluiter
    Port
    Fortner
    Portmann
    Portier

    Sources (7)

    • Hattie Eugle in household of Vincent Eugle, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Hattie A Engle in household of Vincent Engle, "United States Census, 1930"
    • ENGLE, Mrs. Hattie Porter Obituary

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