Anna Lillie Porter

April 1886–29 January 1974 (Age 87)
Fleming Co., Kentucky

The Life of Anna Lillie

When Anna Lillie Porter was born in April 1886, her father, John W. Porter, was 26 and her mother, Rhoda A. Tribby, was 26. She married James Allen Lyons in 1906, in Fleming, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 3, Fleming, Kentucky, United States in 1910. She died on 29 January 1974, in Fleming, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

James Allen Lyons
Anna Lillie Porter
Marriage: 1906
Mary Lucille Lyons
Bernice Lyons

Spouse and Children

    James Allen Lyons



Fleming, Kentucky, United States


    Mary Lucille Lyons


    Bernice Lyons


Parents and Siblings


    Rhoda A. Tribby




    Charley D. Porter



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 6

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 23

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 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 porter ‘doorkeeper’, ‘gatekeeper’ (Old French portier). 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. As an American surname, this has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other European languages, for example German Pförtner ( see Fortner ) and North German Poertner .2 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 Old French porteo(u)r (Late Latin portator, from portare ‘to carry or convey’).3 Dutch: occupational name from Middle Dutch portere ‘doorkeeper’. Compare 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Anna L Porter in household of John W Porter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lillie Lyons in household of John W Porter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Anna L Lyons in household of John W Porter, "United States Census, 1910"

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