Catherine E Porter

1883–1928 (Age 44)
Westport, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Catherine E

When Catherine E Porter was born on 11 October 1883, in Westport, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, her father, William Porter, was 48 and her mother, Mary Anne Foley, was 26. She married Henry Hilton Green on 25 June 1906, in Newboro, Rideau Lakes, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Ontario, Canada in 1901. She died on 15 May 1928, in Bedford, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 44.

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Family Time Line

Catherine E Porter
Henry Hilton Green
Marriage: 25 June 1906
Fredrick John Green
Mary Green
Minnie Green
Harold Green
Bernard Tommy Green

Spouse & Children

25 June 1906
Newboro, Rideau Lakes, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada


  • Fredrick John Green


  • Mary Green


  • Minnie Green


  • Harold Green


  • Bernard Tommy Green


Parents & Siblings

  • William Porter


  • Mary Anne Foley




  • Female1883–1928Female

  • Edward Porter


  • Frederick Porter


  • Andrew Porter


  • Male1895–1952Male

World Events (2)

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 3

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 23

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Catherine E Porter in household of Mary A Porter, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Catherine Porter Green, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Catherine Porter in entry for Isaac Edwin Cledgett and Minnie Green, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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