Martha A. Porter

1860–
Roxbury, Oxford, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Martha A.

When Martha A. Porter was born about 1860, in Roxbury, Oxford, Maine, United States, her father, William Virgin Porter, was 45 and her mother, Eliza Morrel Gale Taylor, was 44. She lived in Maine, United States in 1870 and Mexico, Oxford, Maine, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

William Virgin Porter
1815–1873
Eliza Morrel Gale Taylor
1816–1867
Charles Virgin Porter
1849–1931
May E. Porter
1854–
William H. Porter
1856–
Ellen Porter
1858–
Martha A. Porter
1860–
Frederick A. Porter
1850–1905

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World Events (8)

1863
Age 3
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 3
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 36
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

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 and Older Scots porter(e), port(o)ur ‘doorkeeper, gatekeeper’ (Anglo-Norman French port(i)er, portur, Latin portarius). 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. The name has been established in Ireland since the 13th century. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other languages, for example German Pförtner (see Fortner ) and Poertner .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 Middle English port(o)ur, porter ‘porter, carrier of burdens’ (Anglo-Norman French portur, porteo(u)r).Dutch: variant, mostly Americanized, of Poorter, status name for a freeman (burgher) of a town, Middle Dutch portere, modern Dutch poorter. Compare De Porter .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Porterfield
Sluiter
Port
Fortner
Portmann
Portier

Sources (4)

  • Martha A Porter in household of Eliza M Porter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha A Porter in household of William F Porter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Martha A. Porter - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Martha A. Porter

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