Martin Ernest Portmann

26 June 1924–28 July 2009 (Age 85)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life of Martin Ernest

When Martin Ernest Portmann was born on 26 June 1924, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, Anton Portmann, was 32 and his mother, Sylvia Anna Katharine Lauber, was 24. He lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died on 28 July 2009, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 85.

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Martin Ernest Portmann
Helen Ocile Portmann

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · First Hotel in Idaho Falls

Age 3

The Bonneville Hotel was built in 1927. It became the second hotel in Idaho Falls and the first geared for upper class patrons.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 23

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

North German: occupational name for a gatekeeper, from Middle Low German port(e) ‘gate’ (from Latin porta) + man ‘man’, or a topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a fortified town. Compare Porter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martin Portman in household of Anton Portman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martin Portmann in household of Anton Portmann, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Martin Ernest Portmann - Government record: birth-name: Martin Ernest Portmann

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