Clara M. Porter

9 May 1883–7 April 1969 (Age 85)
Charleston, Black River Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States

The Life of Clara M.

When Clara M. Porter was born on 9 May 1883, in Charleston, Black River Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States, her father, Julian Porter, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Mc Curry, was 27. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Edward Patrick Reidy. She died on 7 April 1969, in her hometown, at the age of 85, and was buried in Calvary Park, Penfield Junction, Sheffield Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

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Edward Patrick Reidy
Clara M. Porter
Joan E Reidy
Edward Porter Reidy
Richard J Reidy

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Parents and Siblings

    Julian Porter


    Elizabeth Mc Curry




World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 3

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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 (2)

  • Clara M (Porter) Reidy (1883-1969); Find A Grave
  • Clara M. Porter, "Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962"

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