David James Porter

26 June 1957–27 April 1990 (Age 32)
Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

The Life of David James

When David James Porter was born on 26 June 1957, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, his father, Weston Earl Porter, was 32 and his mother, Donna Skousen, was 26. He died on 27 April 1990, in Colorado, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Weston Earl Porter
Donna Skousen
Steven Earl Porter
Gregory Skousen Porter
David James Porter

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World Events (8)

1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 1

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.
1958 · U.S. Air Force Academy Opens

Age 1

On Aug. 29, 1958, the U.S. Air Force Academy opens near Colorado Springs.
1967 · The Twenty-Fifth Amendment

Age 10

The Twenty-fifth Amendment clarifies that when a President can't fulfill his role as President, the Vice President becomes President. He may do so only If the president dies, resigns, or is removed from office.

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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  • David James Porter in household of Weston Earl Porter, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • David James Porter, "Find A Grave Index"
  • David James Porter, "BillionGraves Index"

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