Nellie Jackson Porter

2 July 1902–1 March 1985 (Age 82)
Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Nellie Jackson

Nellie Jackson Porter was born on 2 July 1902, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States as the daughter of Porter and FEMALE. She married Henry Grady Buchanan on 19 September 1923, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 1 March 1985, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Henry Grady Buchanan
1900–1992
Nellie Jackson Porter
1902–1985
Marriage: 19 September 1923
Grady Donald Buchanan
Pattye Anita Buchanan

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 September 1923
Davidson, Tennessee, United States
children

(2)

    Grady Donald Buchanan

    MaleMale

    Pattye Anita Buchanan

    FemaleFemale

Parents and Siblings

    Porter

    MaleMale

    FEMALE

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1904

Age 2

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1927

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Nellie Buchanan in household of Henry G Buchanan, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nellie J Buchanan in household of Henry G Buchanan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nellie Jackson Porter, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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