Harriet Eleanor Porter

16 October 1848–28 September 1933 (Age 84)
Ossian, Livingston, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Harriet Eleanor

When Harriet Eleanor Porter was born on 16 October 1848, in Ossian, Livingston, New York, United States, her father, Abraham Porter Jr, was 41 and her mother, Marcia Maria Bisbee, was 42. She married Charles Woodmansee on 4 September 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 28 September 1933, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Woodmansee
Harriet Eleanor Porter
Marriage: 4 September 1864
Minnie Woodmansee
Charles Henry Woodmansee
Marcia Annis Woodmansee
Henrietta Woodmansee
Samuel Porter Woodmansee
James Albert Woodmansee
Joan Adele Woodmansee
Sarah Maria Woodmansee
Winifred Woodmansee
Belva Woodmansee

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 September 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 15
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 24
    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.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Biography of Marcia Mariah Bisbee Porter

    (Old typed story, with no author) No great soul appears suddenly. Mental and moral capital are treasurers invested for us by our forefathers. The greatness of man or woman is determined by the intel …

    Sources (33)

    • Harriet Porter in entry for Winnifred Woodmansee Poulton, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Harritt E Woodmansee, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Harriett Woodmansee in entry for James A Woodmansee and Elizabeth Ann Moyes, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"

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