Charles Frederick Porter

10 February 1884–28 January 1953 (Age 69)
Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States

The Life of Charles Frederick

When Charles Frederick Porter was born on 10 February 1884, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States, his father, James Porter, was 32 and his mother, Elisabeth Davis, was 37. He married Margaret Viola Truesdell on 17 January 1905, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Huntington Park, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 28 January 1953, in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Frederick Porter
Margaret Viola Truesdell
Marriage: 17 January 1905
Max Truesdell Porter
Thelma M Porter

Spouse and Children

17 January 1905
Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States


    Max Truesdell Porter


    Thelma M Porter


Parents and Siblings

    James Porter


    Elisabeth Davis




    Edward Porter


    Elizabeth Porter



    James Porter



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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1890 · Gold is Discovered

Age 6

In 1890, Robert Miller Womack discovers a rich gold deposit along Cripple Creek, near the western slope of Pikes Peak. This would become the richest gold strike in the Rocky Mountin area.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 19

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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)

  • Charles Porter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles F Porter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles F Porter, "United States Census, 1930"

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