Mary "May" Porter Stover

Female8 May 1873–13 February 1944

Brief Life History of Mary "May" Porter

When Mary "May" Porter Stover was born on 8 May 1873, in Lanark, Carroll, Illinois, United States, her father, Daniel Carl Stover, was 33 and her mother, Mary Clara Porter, was 26. She married Franklin Stover Winger on 1 August 1889, in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. She died on 13 February 1944, in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Altadena, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Franklin Stover Winger
Mary "May" Porter Stover
Marriage: 1 August 1889
Clare Marie Winger
Stover Carl Winger

Sources (20)

  • Mary D Thomas in household of Benedict Thomas, "United States Census, 1920"
  • May Stover Thomas, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • May Stover Winger, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 August 1889Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 2

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

    Age 12

    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

    1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

    Age 19

    The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 

    Name Meaning

    North German (Stöver): from Middle Low German (bad)stover ‘bather, barber, worker at a public bathhouse’, mainly an occupational name, but occasionally perhaps a nickname for a dedicated bather. Compare Stoever .

    English: variant of Stopher with intervocalic voicing of /f/ to /v/.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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