Lucy Ellen Porter

27 May 1864–1889 (Age 24)
Douglas, Kansas, United States

The Life of Lucy Ellen

When Lucy Ellen Porter was born on 27 May 1864, in Douglas, Kansas, United States, her father, Louie W Porter, was 47 and her mother, Bethany Porter, was 41. She married Joseph M Driskill on 31 December 1882, in Coffeyville, Montgomery, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Centerville Township, Neosho, Kansas, United States in 1870 and Wild Cat Township, Elk, Kansas, United States in 1880. She died in 1889, in Nowata, Nowata, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in Coker Cemetery, Nowata, Oklahoma, United States.

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Joseph M Driskill
Lucy Ellen Porter
Marriage: 31 December 1882
Fannie B. Driskill
Harrison Harry Driskill
Nellie Mae Driskill

Spouse and Children

    Joseph M Driskill



31 December 1882
Coffeyville, Montgomery, Kansas, United States


    Fannie B. Driskill


    Harrison Harry Driskill



Parents and Siblings

    Louie W Porter


    Bethany Porter




World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 1

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1872 · The First National Park

Age 8

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • Lucy E Porter in household of Lewis W Porter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lucy E Porter in household of Louie W Porter, "Kansas State Census, 1865"
  • Lucy E Porter in household of L W Porter, "United States Census, 1870"

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