Martha A. Porter

about 1860–
Roxbury, Oxford, Maine, United States

The Life 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.

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Family Time Line

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

Parents and Siblings

    William Virgin Porter

    Male1815–1873Male

    Eliza Morrel Gale Taylor

    Female1816–1867Female

siblings

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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

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 (2)

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

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