Fred Charles Porter

15 February 1887–26 June 1976 (Age 89)
Oxford, Oakland, Michigan, United States

The Life of Fred Charles

When Fred Charles Porter was born on 15 February 1887, in Oxford, Oakland, Michigan, United States, his father, Delmar Walter Porter, was 23 and his mother, Carrie M. Mitchell, was 17. He lived in Ferndale, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Highland Park, Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 26 June 1976, in Alpena, Alpena, Michigan, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Alpena, Michigan, United States.

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Fred Charles Porter
1887–1976
Clara Clements
1889–

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World Events (8)

1889 · The first Skyscraper in Detroit

Age 2

The Hammond Building was a high-rise building completed in 1889 and was 151 feet tall. It's considered the first skyscraper in the city and was the tallest in Michigan after it was built. The Hammond Building was demolished in 1956 to make way for the National Bank of Detroit Building.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 25

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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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  • Fred Porter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fred Porter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fred C Porter in household of Charles F Mitchell, "United States Census, 1910"

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