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
Isabella Sturgess
Marriage: 9 August 1890
Henry James Porter
George Richard Porter
Leopold Gordon Porter
Isabell May Porter
Ettie Mary Porter

Spouse and Children

9 August 1890
Dunkeld, Victoria, Australia


    Henry James Porter



    Leopold Gordon Porter


    Isabell May Porter


    Ettie Mary Porter


Parents and Siblings

    James Richard Porter


    Mary Louisa Jackson




World Events (8)


Age 3

British troops withdraw from Australia.

Age 10

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

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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