Henry Marton Porteous

5 May 1863–22 June 1953 (Age 90)
Montreal, Communauté urbaine de Montréal, Quebec, Canada

The Life Summary of Henry Marton

When Henry Marton Porteous was born on 5 May 1863, in Montreal, Communauté urbaine de Montréal, Quebec, Canada, his father, William George Northedge Porteous, was 32 and his mother, Catherine Frances Calver, was 24. He married May Robertson in 1910, in Carlyle, Moose Mountain No. 63, Saskatchewan, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada in 1881 and Birtle, Prairie View Rural Municipality, Manitoba, Canada in 1891. He died on 22 June 1953, in Riverside, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Lake Elsinore, Riverside, California, United States.

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Henry Marton Porteous
May Robertson
Marriage: 1910
Hume Henry Porteous
Ida May Porteous

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World Events (8)

Age 2
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867 · Ontario Founded
Age 4
On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
Age 27
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.

Name Meaning

Scottish: probably a topographic name for someone who lived in the lodge at the entrance to a manor house, from Middle English port ‘gateway’, ‘entrance’ + hous ‘house’, or an occupational name with similar meaning, from Latin portarius ‘porter’. Alternatively, as suggested by Reaney, it may be from Anglo-Norman French porte-hors ‘portable prayerbook’ (i.e. a book of hours), hence a metonymic occupational name for a scribe employed in writing such books. The surname is also established in Ireland, the earliest record of its presence there being dated 1563 .

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

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Sources (4)

  • Henry Porteous in household of William Porteous, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Henry M Porteous, "Canada Census, 1891"
  • Henry Marton Porteous, "Find A Grave Index"

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