Jessie Margaret Porterfield

Female15 July 1895–1975

Brief Life History of Jessie Margaret

When Jessie Margaret Porterfield was born on 15 July 1895, in Ontario, Canada, her father, Robert Porterfield, was 30 and her mother, Mary Hood, was 30. She married Edward Charles Chamberlain on 5 April 1919, in Seaforth, Huron East, Huron, Ontario, Canada. She lived in Wellington, Ontario, Canada in 1901. She died in 1975, in Seaforth, Huron East, Huron, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 80, and was buried in Seaforth, Huron East, Huron, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Edward Charles Chamberlain
Jessie Margaret Porterfield
Marriage: 5 April 1919

Sources (7)

  • Jessie M Porterfield in household of Robert Porterfield, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Jessie Margaret Porterfield, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Jessie Margaret Porterfield, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 April 1919Seaforth, Huron East, Huron, Ontario, Canada
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (5)

    1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

    Age 11

    Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

    1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

    Age 39

    Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

    1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

    Age 48

    George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: topographic name from Middle English porter(e) ‘gatekeeper, doorkeeper’ + feld ‘open country, bounded piece of land’, referring to the hereditary lands owned by a porter of a monastery (see Porter 1), taken as a surname by the descendants of such an official. Black suggests that they would originally have been known as Porter but extended their name when ‘territorial surnames’ became fashionable.

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

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