Veta A Porterfield

Brief Life History of Veta A

When Veta A Porterfield was born on 4 August 1890, in Ashley, Oxford Township, Delaware, Ohio, United States, her father, Byron Ellsworth Porterfield, was 29 and her mother, Evaline Florence Clark, was 26. She married Darling H Dawson on 22 October 1910. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States for about 20 years and Montgomery Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died in 1980, in Florida, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Darling H Dawson
1888–1955
Veta A Porterfield
1890–1980
Marriage: 22 October 1910
Robert V Dawson
1911–1956
Florence E Dawson
1912–
Dawson
1913–1913

Sources (14)

  • Veta Dawson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Veta A. Porterfield, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Vetia Porterfield, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.

1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: topographic name from Middle English porter(e) ‘gatekeeper, doorkeeper’ + feld ‘open country, bounded piece of land’, referring to the hereditary lands owned by a porter of a monastery (see Porter 1), taken as a surname by the descendants of such an official. Black suggests that they would originally have been known as Porter but extended their name when ‘territorial surnames’ became fashionable.

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

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