Thursday, March 24, 2011

March Birthdays

I share a birthday in March with the following relatives with the surname Porter:

George "Willard" Porter, b. 1 Mar 1876 in Ohio, d. 21 May 1955 in Centerburg, Knox, Ohio. Willard is the grandson of William Lee Porter, whom I feel is a son of my 2nd Great Grandfather, William Porter. Willard married Mabel Pamela Pelton on 14 Nov 1898 in Knox County, Ohio. Seven known children were born to this union: Albert William Porter (1899-1979); Lawrence Edgar Porter (1901-1973); Bessie May Porter (1903-1904); Walter Ellsworth Porter (1905-1992); Grace Edith Porter Long (1907-2002); Jay Norwood Porter (1911-2001); and Ralph Martin Porter (1917-1917). If William Lee Porter is indeed my 2nd Great Grandfather's son, then Willard is my half 2nd cousin once removed.

Frederick Marion Porter, b. 2 Mar 1878 in Knox County, Ohio, d. 25 Feb 1966 in Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio. Fred is my Greatuncle, the son of Leander Porter and Mary Rose [Hepner?]. I know nothing about him, which I think is sad as I was 16 years old when he died. I should have known him. Why didn't my Dad speak of him? On Fred's death record it states that he was divorced. As of this writing I have not found a marriage record for him. He is buried in St. John's Cemetery, one of only a few Porters buried there who has a tombstone.

Mary F. Porter, b. Mar 1898 in Knox County, Ohio. Mary is the daughter of Orin Clinton Porter and Mary Rosilla Porter. Orin and Mary Rosilla were half first cousins. I wrote about Mary Rosilla in a Fearless Females post. I know very little about Mary F. Porter other than she married a Ralph Macchia. Mary and Ralph had one known child, Angelina Marie Macchia. Mary F. is my 1st cousin once removed.

Neva May Porter, b. 16 Mar 1898 in Pleasant Township, Knox, Ohio, d. 31 Dec 1975 in Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio. She is the daughter of George Washington Porter and Mary Elizabeth Cameron. Neva married 1st Fred Raymond Hagaman on 3 Sep 1914 in Knox County, Ohio. They divorced and she married 2nd Ross Lee Rine on 25 Mar 1946 in Knox County, Ohio. Neva and Fred Hagaman had eight known children: Richard Raymond Hagaman (1916-1973); Robert Burton Hagaman (1918-1918); Ruth Naomi Hagaman Zeigler (1921-2008); Wanda M. Hagaman Dailey (1922-?); Dorothy J. Hagaman Asher Maffett (1926-1993); Virginia R. Hagaman Brooks (1928-?); Norma L. Hagaman Watson Henthorn (1931-1994); and Alice Hagaman Brown (?-?). Neva is my half 2nd cousin once removed if her grandfather, William Lee Porter is my 2nd Great Grandfather's son.

Lawrence Edgar Porter, b. 17 Mar 1901 in Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio, d. 1 Aug 1973 in Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio. He is the son of the above-mentioned George "Willard" Porter and Mabel Pamela Pelton. Lawrence married Irene Bullock about 1925. From this union 2 known children were born: Dwight Porter (1926-2005) and Virginia Porter Rutledge (1927-?). Lawrence is probably my half 3rd cousin.

Robert H. Porter, b. 19 Mar 1902 in Pleasant Township, Knox, Ohio, d. 26 Feb 1976 in Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio. He married Leona J. Stoneburner on 24 Feb 1926 in Knox County, Ohio. From this union a daughter, Jean Maxine Porter Butt Randall (1927-1990) was born. As far as I can tell at this time two living sons were also born to this union. Robert is the son of George Washington Porter and Mary Elizabeth Cameron and brother of the above-mentioned Neva May Porter. He is probably my half 2nd cousin once removed.

Ralph Martin Porter, b. 23 Mar 1917 in Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio, d. 29 Mar 1917 in Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio. Ralph is the son of the above mentioned George "Willard" Porter and Mabel Pamela Pelton.

George Robert Porter, b. 24 Mar 1920 in Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio, d. 24 Mar 1920 in Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio. George is the son of Joseph Rollin Porter and Bertha Mabel Reeder. George is the great grandson of William Lee Porter, so is most likely a half 3rd cousin.

In addition to the above people, my brother, Pat, and a living great niece were also born in March. I've written about my brother Pat in the post Today in Family History.

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