Effie Gertrude Porter

28 January 1887–17 November 1972 (Age 85)
Grover Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States

The Life of Effie Gertrude

When Effie Gertrude Porter was born on 28 January 1887, in Grover Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States, her father, James Madison Porter, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Jane Payne, was 28. She married John W. O'Neal on 18 June 1914, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in La Monte, Pettis, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Freedom Township, Lafayette, Missouri, United States in 1920. She died on 17 November 1972, in Liberty, Clay, Missouri, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg Township, Johnson, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

John W. O'Neal
Effie Gertrude Porter
Marriage: 18 June 1914
Leota O'Neal

Spouse and Children

18 June 1914
Missouri, United States


    Leota O'Neal


Parents and Siblings

    James Madison Porter


    Sarah Jane Payne




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 17

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 23

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Effie G Oneal in household of John W Oneal, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Effie G Porter in household of James Porter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Effie G Porter in household of James Porter, "United States Census, 1900"

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