Nellie Pearl Porter

1 October 1889–11 April 1966 (Age 76)
Union Township, Dallas, Iowa, United States

The Life of Nellie Pearl

When Nellie Pearl Porter was born on 1 October 1889, in Union Township, Dallas, Iowa, United States, her father, George Porter, was 36 and her mother, Eva Mary Forrester, was 22. She lived in Dallas, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Oak Township, Smith, Kansas, United States in 1910. She died on 11 April 1966, in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

George Porter
1853–1936
Eva Mary Forrester
1866–
Nellie Pearl Porter
1889–1966
Neva Vesta Porter
1892–1976
Paul Sylvan Porter
1900–1918
Chancy William Porter
1903–1974

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 5

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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 21

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Mollie P Porter in household of George Porter, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Nellie P Porter in household of George Porter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nellie P Porter in household of George Porter, "United States Census, 1920"

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