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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Warriner Ahaz Porter
Rachel Ann Black
Marriage: 23 April 1879
Mariah Ann Porter
Omni Morley Porter
Joseph Henry Porter
David Sanford Porter
Myrtle Drucilla Porter
Hattie Hortense Porter
Catarina Marinda Porter
Abelone or Ablona "Lona" Porter Hurst
Minnie Minerva Porter
Warren Snow Porter
Rachel Maleta Porter
Roxie Gertrude Porter
Margery Aretta Porter
Blanche Porter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 April 1879St. George Utah Temple, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Douglas, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Douglas, Nebraska, United States
    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.

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    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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