George Wray Porter

7 January 1869–21 October 1955 (Age 86)
Neosho, Newton, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of George Wray

When George Wray Porter was born on 7 January 1869, in Neosho, Newton, Missouri, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Porter, was 30 and his mother, Matilda Stuckey, was 26. He married Katherine Matilda Hafer on 8 March 1904, in Fillmore, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Madison Township, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States for about 15 years and Fillmore, Nebraska, United States in 1920. He died on 21 October 1955, in Fairmont, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Fairmont Cemetery, Fairmont, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States.

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George Wray Porter
Katherine Matilda Hafer
Marriage: 8 March 1904
John Jackson Porter
George Leroy Porter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 March 1904Fillmore, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    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 1
    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.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 27
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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.

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    Sources (13)

    • George W Porter, "United States Census, 1930"
    • George W Porter, "United States Census, 1940"
    • George W. Porter in entry for John Jackson Porter, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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