Thomas Jackson Porter

17 August 1867–14 September 1953 (Age 86)
Hamilton, Victoria, Australia

The Life of Thomas Jackson

When Thomas Jackson Porter was born on 17 August 1867, in Hamilton, Victoria, Australia, his father, James Richard Porter, was 44 and his mother, Mary Louisa Jackson, was 35. He married Isabella Sturgess on 9 August 1890, in Dunkeld, Victoria, Australia. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 14 September 1953, in his hometown, at the age of 86, and was buried in Hamilton, Victoria, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jackson Porter
1867–1953
Isabella Sturgess
1864–1952
Marriage: 9 August 1890
Henry James Porter
1890–
George Richard Porter
1893–1951
Leopold Gordon Porter
1895–1896
Isabell May Porter
1897–1920
Ettie Mary Porter
1905–1992

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 August 1890
Dunkeld, Victoria, Australia
children

(5)

    Henry James Porter

    Male1890–Male

    Male1893–1951Male

    Leopold Gordon Porter

    Male1895–1896Male

    Isabell May Porter

    Female1897–1920Female

    Ettie Mary Porter

    Female1905–1992Female

Parents and Siblings

    James Richard Porter

    Male1822–1892Male

    Mary Louisa Jackson

    Female1832–1907Female

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1870

Age 3

British troops withdraw from Australia.
1877

Age 10

Australia and England play the first-ever cricket Test match in Melbourne.
1892

Age 25

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

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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