George Wray Porter

1869–1955 (Age 86)
Neosho, Newton, Missouri, United States

The Life 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 in 1900. 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

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8 March 1904
Fillmore, Fillmore, Nebraska, United States


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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

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)

  • George M Porter in household of Andrew J Porter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George W Porter in household of Andrews J Porter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George W. Porter, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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