Emily Caroline Porter

Female5 October 1862–9 May 1960

Brief Life History of Emily Caroline

When Emily Caroline Porter was born on 5 October 1862, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, her father, Nathan Tanner Porter Sr., was 42 and her mother, Eliza Ford, was 21. She married Hyrum Bratton Parrish about 1883, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Centerville Election Precinct, Klickitat, Washington, United States in 1900 and Centerville Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 9 May 1960, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hyrum Bratton Parrish
Emily Caroline Porter
Marriage: about 1883
John Armstrong Parrish
Henry Leroy Parrish

Sources (19)

  • Emily Porter Parrish in household of Hyrum Bratton Parrish, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Emily Porter Parrish, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Emily Parrish in household of Joel Parrish, "United States Census, 1900"

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  • Marriage
    about 1883Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 22

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 28

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    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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