Florence Elizabeth Porter

December 1885–1956 (Age 70)
Temple, Bell, Texas, United States

The Life of Florence Elizabeth

When Florence Elizabeth Porter was born in December 1885, in Temple, Bell, Texas, United States, her father, Robert Ury Porter, was 60 and her mother, Arminta Roberson, was 36. She married Seeb Winston Joplin on 22 June 1907, in Georgetown, Williamson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Potter, Texas, United States for about 15 years and Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States in 1940. She died in 1956, in Truth or Consequences, Sierra, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Truth or Consequences, Sierra, New Mexico, United States.

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Seeb Winston Joplin
Florence Elizabeth Porter
Marriage: 22 June 1907
Margaret Elizabeth Joplin
Seth Ward Joplin

Spouse and Children

22 June 1907
Georgetown, Williamson, Texas, United States


    Margaret Elizabeth Joplin




Parents and Siblings



    Pearl Appleton Porter


    Robert Roy Porter


    Willie K Porter




+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 9

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Age 19

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

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Florence Joplin in household of Sethward Joplin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Florence E Joplin in household of Seev W Joplin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Florence E Joplin in household of Sub W Joplin, "United States Census, 1910"

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