Max Porges

1892–5 October 1949 (Age 57)

The Life of Max

When Max Porges was born in 1892, in Hungary, his father, Joseph Porges, was 34 and his mother, Bertha Pollack, was 30. He married Thelma L. Shipley on 8 November 1916, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. He lived in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He died on 5 October 1949, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 57.

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Max Porges
Thelma L. Shipley
Marriage: 8 November 1916

Spouse and Children


    Thelma L. Shipley


8 November 1916
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Porges


    Bertha Pollack




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 5

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 16

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic from Central Europe): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Porye, a derivative of the Biblical Zipporah + the Yiddish or German possessive suffix -s.

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

Sources (3)

  • Max Porges in household of Joseph Porges, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Max Porges, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Max Porges, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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