Mary Moore Porter

8 November 1813–27 July 1902 (Age 88)
Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Mary Moore

When Mary Moore Porter was born on 8 November 1813, in Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, John D Porter, was 31 and her mother, Rhoda Dow, was 27. She married Enoch Baird DeBeck on 29 December 1831, in Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Maple Ridge Township, Delta, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died on 27 July 1902, in Escanaba, Delta, Michigan, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Escanaba, Delta, Michigan, United States.

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Enoch Baird DeBeck
Mary Moore Porter
Marriage: 29 December 1831
Hannah Rosamond DeBeck
Enoch DeBeck
Christiann DeBeck
Esther DeBeck
Rudolph DeBeck
Dr. Wallace Alvari Eugene DeBeque Sr.
Mary Sophia DeBeck
Col. Robert N DeBeque
Nicholas Debeck

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29 December 1831
Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 7

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Age 24

Michigan is the 26th state.

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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  • Mary Debeck in household of Enoc Debeck, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary in entry for Wallace A. E. Debegan and Annie Dumont, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Mary Porter in entry for Wallace Alvari Eugenio de Beque and Maria Louise de Lavillette, "Mexico, Distrito Federal, Civil Registration, 1832-2005"

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