Ida Mae Porter

24 November 1924–4 February 2009 (Age 84)
Newark, New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of Ida Mae

When Ida Mae Porter was born on 24 November 1924, in Newark, New Castle, Delaware, United States, her father, Frank Porter, was 25 and her mother, Ida Mae Carey, was 19. She married Howard Barton Leamy after 1945. She lived in Representative District 9, New Castle, Delaware, United States in 1940. She died on 4 February 2009, in Newark, New Castle, Delaware, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington, Kent, Delaware, United States.

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Howard Barton Leamy
Ida Mae Porter
Marriage: after 1945

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after 1945

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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.
1939 · Nylon Plant in Seaford

Age 15

In 1939, DuPont opened a nylon plant in Seaford, Delaware. The idea came when in 1935, Dr. Wallace discovered a synthetic fiber.
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

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)

  • Mae Porter in household of Frank Porter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ida M Porter in household of Frank Porter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ida May Porter, "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974"

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