Annie Bell Porter

31 January 1881–22 December 1963 (Age 82)
Irwin, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Annie Bell

When Annie Bell Porter was born on 31 January 1881, in Irwin, Georgia, United States, her father, William Ambrose Porter, was 29 and her mother, Martha A Garret, was 30. She died on 22 December 1963, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

William Ambrose Porter
1851–1925
Martha A Garret
1850–1929
Mary A Porter
1874–
Katie Porter
1874–1958
Norwood Porter
1877–
Ida Porter
1879–
Annie Bell Porter
1881–1963
Eunice Porter
1886–1980

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
Age 1
A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia
Age 12
The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
Age 22
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.

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.

Possible Related Names

Fortner
Poertner
Barriere
Port
Porterfield
Portier
Portman
Portmann
Portner
Sluiter

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