Harriett Porter

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

The Life 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 Engle
1905–1993

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1886
Allegany, Maryland, United States
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Parents and Siblings

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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

1 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 porter ‘doorkeeper’, ‘gatekeeper’ (Old French portier). 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. As an American surname, this has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other European languages, for example German Pförtner ( see Fortner ) and North German Poertner .2 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 Old French porteo(u)r (Late Latin portator, from portare ‘to carry or convey’).3 Dutch: occupational name from Middle Dutch portere ‘doorkeeper’. Compare 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hattie Eugle in household of Vincent Eugle, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hattie A Engle in household of Vincent Engle, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hariet Porter in household of Josiah M Porter, "United States Census, 1870"

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