Samuel Oren Porter

Male31 October 1866–6 October 1912

Brief Life History of Samuel Oren

When Samuel Oren Porter was born on 31 October 1866, in Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Henry Porter, was 26 and his mother, Betsy L. Howard, was 21. He married Mary Florence Schimmel on 24 July 1897, in Shawano, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Belle Plaine, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States for about 20 years and Laclede, Bonner, Idaho, United States in 1910. He died on 6 October 1912, in St. Maries, Benewah, Idaho, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in St. Maries, Benewah, Idaho, United States.

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Samuel Oren Porter
Mary Florence Schimmel
Marriage: 24 July 1897
Floyd Oren Porter
Mildred Porter
Beatrice Porter
Lyla May Porter

Sources (15)

  • Samuel Porter in household of William Sellentin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Samuel O. Porter, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Ian O. Porter, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 July 1897Shawano, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 1

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.


    Age 12

    Historical Boundaries: 1878: Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 15

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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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