Alice Mae Porter

Brief Life History of Alice Mae

When Alice Mae Porter was born on 15 July 1899, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, her father, Alvin George Porter, was 30 and her mother, Grace Lelia Pease, was 27. She had at least 4 sons and 4 daughters with Edwin Curtis Robinson. She lived in United States in 1949 and Auburn, King, Washington, United States for about 27 years. She died on 15 October 1986, in King, Washington, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Auburn, King, Washington, United States.

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Edwin Curtis Robinson
Alice Mae Porter
Helen Louise Robinson
Edwin Curtis Robinson
Ralph Vernon Robinson Sr.
Dorothy Viola Robinson
Norman Royal Robinson
Alvin R Robinson
Barbara Jean Robinson
Shirley G Robinson

Sources (23)

  • Alice M Robinson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Alice Mae Porter, "Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980"
  • Alice M. Robinson, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

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1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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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