Richard Laverne Poort Sr.

Brief Life History of Richard Laverne

When Richard Laverne Poort Sr. was born on 23 September 1902, in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States, his father, Hendrik Henry K Poort Sr, was 45 and his mother, Maria Mary Solman, was 34. He married Agnes Emilia Ericksen on 6 March 1920, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Norton Shores, Muskegon, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Norton Township, Muskegon, Michigan, United States in 1963. He died on 26 June 1966, in Muskegon Township, Muskegon, Michigan, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States.

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Richard Laverne Poort Sr.
1902–1966
Agnes Emilia Ericksen
1897–1967
Marriage: 6 March 1920
Virginia Belle Poort
1920–2004
Richard Laverne Poort Jr.
1926–2010

Sources (11)

  • Richard Poort, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Richard Poort, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Richard Poort, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

1903 · Ford Motor Company

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived near a (city) gate, Middle Dutch porte.

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

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