Warriner Ahaz Porter

20 May 1848–28 May 1932 (Age 84)
Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of Warriner Ahaz

When Warriner Ahaz Porter was born on 20 May 1848, in Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, his father, Chauncy Warriner Porter, was 35 and his mother, Lydia Ann Cook, was 17. He married Mary Malinda Norwood on 5 October 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 28 May 1932, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Warriner Ahaz Porter
1848–1932
Rachel Ann Black
1863–1906
Marriage: 23 April 1879
Mariah Ann Porter
1880–1971
Omni Morley Porter
1882–1972
Joseph Henry Porter
1885–1980
David Sanford Porter
1887–1887
Myrtle Drucilla Porter
1888–1979
Hattie Hortense Porter
1890–1910
Catarina Marinda Porter
1893–1893
Abelone or Ablona "Lona" Porter Hurst
1894–1984
Minnie Minerva Porter
1896–1977
Warren Snow Porter
1898–1898
Rachel Maleta Porter
1899–1956
Roxie Gertrude Porter
1901–1980
Margery Aretta Porter
1903–1970
Blanche Porter
1906–1906

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 April 1879St. George Utah Temple, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1854
    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Douglas, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Douglas, Nebraska, United States
    1863
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 22
    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.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Porterfield
    Sluiter
    Port
    Fortner
    Portmann
    Portier

    Story Highlight

    Warriner Ahaz Porter Autobiography, circa 1915-1929: Chapter I

    I was born at Winter Quarters, a camp of the Saints, now called Florence, Nebraska, the 20th day of May 1848. My parents were Chauncy Warriner and Lydia Ann Cook Porter; and, were full fledged member …

    Sources (95)

    • Warriner A Porter in entry for Mary Elizabeth Steiner, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Warner Porter in household of Warner Porter, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Warner A. Porter in entry for George Harrison Earl and Millie Maude Jones, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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