Harry N. Porter

Brief Life History of Harry N.

When Harry N. Porter was born on 18 January 1858, in Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Frederick Kingman Porter, was 19 and his mother, Eliza Caroline Elizabeth Nichols, was 25. He married Alice G. Emerson on 25 July 1878, in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 4 June 1884, in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Harry N. Porter
1858–1884
Alice Gray Emerson
1863–1945
Marriage: 25 July 1878
Ethel Emerson Porter
1879–1971

Sources (12)

  • Harry N Porter in household of George W Emerson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Harry N. Porter, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Harry N. Porter, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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World Events (8)

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

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 and Older Scots porter(e), port(o)ur ‘doorkeeper, gatekeeper’ (Anglo-Norman French port(i)er, portur, Latin portarius). 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. The name has been established in Ireland since the 13th century. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other languages, for example German Pförtner (see Fortner ) and Poertner .

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 Middle English port(o)ur, porter ‘porter, carrier of burdens’ (Anglo-Norman French portur, porteo(u)r).

Dutch: variant, mostly Americanized, of Poorter, status name for a freeman (burgher) of a town, Middle Dutch portere, modern Dutch poorter. Compare De Porter .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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