Charles Hugh Porter

27 November 1869–8 February 1949 (Age 79)
Rensselaer, Jasper, Indiana, United States

The Life of Charles Hugh

Charles Hugh Porter was born on 27 November 1869. He married Mary Jane Williams on 3 March 1897. He lived in Marion Township, Jasper, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 8 February 1949, at the age of 79, and was buried in Rensselaer, Jasper, Indiana, United States.

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Charles Hugh Porter
1869–1949
Mary Jane Williams
1873–1938
Marriage: 3 March 1897

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MARRIAGE
3 March 1897

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 1

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

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.

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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  • Charles H Porter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles H Porter in household of Cordelia M Williams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles H Porter in household of Cordelia Williams, "United States Census, 1930"

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