George Porter

21 October 1834–16 September 1919 (Age 84)
Shamokin, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of George

When George Porter was born on 21 October 1834, in Shamokin, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Buchanan Porter, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Schlotterbeck, was 34. He married Nancy Isabelle Dayton on 7 February 1865, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He lived in Holden, Millard, Utah, United States in 1900 and Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 16 September 1919, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Porter
Nancy Isabelle Dayton
Marriage: 7 February 1865
Laura Lettie Porter
Sadie Essie Porter
Amy Melissa Porter
Susan Isabelle Porter
Grace Violet Porter
Alice Mary Porter
William James Porter
Elizabeth Porter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 February 1865Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 12
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 29
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Sources (18)

    • George Porter, "United States Census, 1870"
    • George Porter in entry for Alice Mary Porter Scott, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • George Parker in household of James Porter, "United States Census, 1850"

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