Philip Rodman Porter

25 September 1868–
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Philip Rodman

When Philip Rodman Porter was born on 25 September 1868, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Philip R Porter, was 43 and his mother, Sarah Allen Crapo, was 37. He married Hannah Jane "Jennie" Blackmer on 18 July 1894, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Philip Rodman Porter
1868–
Hannah Jane "Jennie" Blackmer
1849–1929
Marriage: 18 July 1894

Spouse and Children

    Male1868–Male

    Hannah Jane "Jennie" Blackmer

    Female1849–1929Female

MARRIAGE
18 July 1894
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

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.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 32

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Philip R Porter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Philip P Porter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Phillip R Porter, "United States Census, 1930"

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