Lorene Leona Portell

23 December 1893–19 July 1964 (Age 70)
St. Francois, Missouri, United States

The Life of Lorene Leona

When Lorene Leona Portell was born on 23 December 1893, in St. Francois, Missouri, United States, her father, henry portell, was 22 and her mother, mary trokey, was 22. She had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with George Samuel Mills. She lived in St. Francois, St. Francois, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and St. Francois Township, St. Francois, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 19 July 1964, in St. Francois, Missouri, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Farmington, St. Francois, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Samuel Mills
Lorene Leona Portell
Irvin Earl Mills
Lena Marie Mills
Eugene Lee Mills
Oren David Mills

Spouse and Children



    Irvin Earl Mills



    Eugene Lee Mills


    Oren David Mills


Parents and Siblings

    henry portell


    mary trokey




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 11

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Catalan: probably a habitational name from one of the places in Girona and Lleida provinces called Portell, from a diminutive of porta ‘gate’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lorena Mills in household of Sam Mills, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lorine F Mills in household of Sam G Mills, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lorene Mills in household of Sam Mills, "United States Census, 1940"

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