Mariah Ann Porter

27 April 1880–21 February 1971 (Age 90)
Orderville, Kane, Utah, United States

The Life of Mariah Ann

When Mariah Ann Porter was born on 27 April 1880, in Orderville, Kane, Utah, United States, her father, Warriner Ahaz Porter, was 31 and her mother, Rachel Ann Black, was 17. She married Aaron Bradford Hardy on 30 October 1896, in Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 2, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 21 February 1971, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Aaron Bradford Hardy
Mariah Ann Porter
Marriage: 30 October 1896
Warner Aaron Hardy
Rachel Ann Hardy
Loren Josiah Hardy
Moneta Hardy
Harvey Bradford Hardy
Nona A Hardy
Erma Hardy
Ivan Omni Hardy
Lenna Hardy
Dauna Hardy
Afton Hardy

Spouse and Children

30 October 1896
Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · The Ogden Utah Sugar Factory Opens

Age 18

The Ogden Utah Sugar Factory harvested sugar from beets because sugar cane was hard to grow in northern Utah. During World War, it was hard to get sugar beet seeds, so the company started to harvest the seeds of the beets they were using. The Company merged with a factory in Logan to create the Amalgamated Sugar Company which is still operational today.

Age 24

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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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Sources (3)

  • Ann Maria Porter Hardy in household of Aaron Bradford Hardy, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Marie Porter Hardy in household of Aaron Bradford Hardy, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Mary A Hardy in household of Aaron B Hardy, "United States Census, 1940"

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