Margaret Francis Porter

19 April 1912–6 February 1999 (Age 86)
Lima, Allen, Ohio, United States

The Life of Margaret Francis

Margaret Francis Porter was born on 19 April 1912, in Lima, Allen, Ohio, United States as the daughter of Charles A Porter and Francis L Anderson. She married William J Silliman in Jeffersonville, Jeffersonville Township, Clark, Indiana, United States. She died on 6 February 1999, at the age of 86.

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William J Silliman
1898–
Margaret Francis Porter
1912–1999
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Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
Jeffersonville, Jeffersonville Township, Clark, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Charles A Porter

    MaleMale

    Francis L Anderson

    FemaleFemale

siblings

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World Events (3)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Seventeenth Amendment

Age 1

The Seventeenth Amendment allows the people of each state to elect their own Senators instead of having the state legislature assign them.
1953 · Ohio state oficially admitted into the Union

Age 41

President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a law recognizing that Ohio was admitted into the Union, since it had previously slipped through the cracks. The official date of admittance was agreed upon as March 1, 1803, ratified as of May 19, 1953.

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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  • Margaret F Porter, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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