Glenn William Porter

23 June 1891–28 October 1963 (Age 72)
Aberdeen Township, Brown, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Glenn William

When Glenn William Porter was born on 23 June 1891, in Aberdeen Township, Brown, South Dakota, United States, his father, William Francis Porter, was 34 and his mother, Anna Murray, was 33. He married Frances Cox on 26 June 1925, in Farmington, Davis, Utah Territory, United States. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years and Salt Lake City Ward 6, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 5 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 28 October 1963, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Glenn William Porter
1891–1963
Frances Cox
1886–1976
Marriage: 26 June 1925

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 June 1925
Farmington, Davis, Utah Territory, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William Francis Porter

    Male1857–Male

    Anna Murray

    Female1857–Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 5

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 19

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Glenn William Porter, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Glenn William Porter, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Glen Porter in household of William Porter, "United States Census, 1900"

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