Adaline M Porter

FemaleOctober 1848–1932

Brief Life History of Adaline M

When Adaline M Porter was born in October 1848, in Walworth, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Dorric Chipman Porter, was 33 and her mother, Nancy Jane Hanchett, was 29. She married Leonard C. Church on 21 November 1872, in Walworth, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1870 and Walworth, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States for about 50 years. She died in 1932, at the age of 84, and was buried in Brick Church Cemetery, Walworth, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States.

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Leonard C. Church
Adaline M Porter
Marriage: 21 November 1872
Wells Dwight Church
Nancy Jane Church
Grace Adeline Church
Harriet Eliza Church
Emmeline Adelia Church

Sources (20)

  • Addie Church, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Adaline M. Porter, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Adeline M Porter Church, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 November 1872Walworth, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

    Age 6

    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.


    Age 15

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

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 22

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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