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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Family Time Line

Seeb Winston Joplin
1880–1962
Florence Elizabeth Porter
1885–1956
Marriage: 22 June 1907
Margaret Elizabeth Joplin
1908–
Seth Ward Joplin
1910–1987
Joplin
1920–1920

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 June 1907
Georgetown, Williamson, Texas, United States
children

(3)

    Margaret Elizabeth Joplin

    Female1908–Female

    Male1910–1987Male

    Male1920–1920Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    Pearl Appleton Porter

    Female1873–1958Female

    Robert Roy Porter

    Male1875–1938Male

    Willie K Porter

    Male1877–Male

    Male1879–1952Male

    Female1881–1972Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1886

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.
1904

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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