Herman Edmond V Porter

17 May 1905–18 March 1995 (Age 89)
New York, United States

The Life of Herman Edmond V

When Herman Edmond V Porter was born on 17 May 1905, in New York, United States, his father, Frank Edward Porter, was 29 and his mother, Effie May Wilson, was 17. He married Naomi Rachel Johnson on 27 March 1926, in Chautauqua, New York, United States. He died on 18 March 1995, in Kingsville, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, at the age of 89.

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Herman Edmond V Porter
Agnes Hamilton
Marriage: 4 May 1932

Spouse and Children

4 May 1932
Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Frank Edward Porter


    Effie May Wilson





    Lillian M Porter



    Etta Margaret Porter


    Elde Porter


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 12

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Age 24

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Herman Porter in household of Frank Porter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Herman E Porter in household of Earnest M Porter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Herman Porter in household of Charles Johnson, "United States Census, 1930"

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