Rosamond Lenore Porter

28 June 1871–1964 (Age 92)
Madison, Iowa, United States

The Life of Rosamond Lenore

When Rosamond Lenore Porter was born on 28 June 1871, in Madison, Iowa, United States, her father, Samuel Marion Porter, was 35 and her mother, Mary Webster, was 33. She married George Shenton on 19 September 1901, in Perry, Dallas, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Perry, Dallas, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Spring Valley Township, Dallas, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1964, at the age of 93, and was buried in Violet Hill Cemetery, Perry, Dallas, Iowa, United States.

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George Shenton
1870–1933
Rosamond Lenore Porter
1871–1964
Marriage: 19 September 1901
Frances Mary Shenton
1906–1982
Rose Roxby Shenton
1908–1998

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MARRIAGE
19 September 1901
Perry, Dallas, Iowa, United States
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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

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.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 13

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Rosa Porter in household of Samuel M Porter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rose L Shenton in household of George Shenton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rosamond Shenton, "United States Census, 1940"

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