Monday, February 27, 2012

February Birthdays

Porters who have birthdays in February ..

John Arthur Porter, b. 5 Feb 1872 in Knox County, Ohio, d. 1 Jan 1945 in Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio.
Several records show that John went by his middle name Arthur. He married at age 31 Ada Alice French Arrington (1876-1945) on 28 Oct 1903 in Knox County, Ohio. They had one child, Illo Anita Porter (1905-1994), who married 24 Aug 1927 Kenneth Vernon Primrose. Arthur is my Greatuncle, the 1st born child of Leander Porter and Mary Rose Huntoon. Over the years he held various jobs, primarily ones that would be defined as laborer. He is buried in Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Ohio.


Joseph Sedgwick Porter, b. 11 Feb 1849 in Knox County, Ohio, d. 19 Jun 1922 in Clinton Township, Knox, Ohio. Joseph was married four times. He first married 28 Feb 1875 Mary Elizabeth Sharp (1856-1935) in Knox County, Ohio, with whom he had seven children: George "Willard" Porter, Lottie Mae Porter, James "Ernest" Porter, Joseph Rollin Porter, Mabel Porter, Wallace Clifford Porter, and Harry Porter. He married 25 Jan 1910 Elizabeth Jane Rideout Scammell (1849-1912) in St. Clairsville, Belmont, Ohio. He married 8 Aug 1913 Nancy Jane Kemp (1850-1921) in Knox County, Ohio. After divorcing, he and Nancy again married 5 Mar 1918 in Knox County, Ohio. Joseph is my half 1st cousin twice removed, the son of my half great-greatuncle, William Lee Porter. He is buried in St. John's Cemetery, Pleasant Township, Knox, Ohio.


Wallace Clifford Porter, b. 15 Feb 1886 in Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio, d. 25 Nov 1954 in Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio. He married 22 Aug 1910 Emma Van Winkle (1890-?) in Licking County, Ohio. Their children were Clifford S. Porter and Melvin Ansel Porter. Later Wallace married Nellie L. Kauf (1900-1989). He is my half 2nd cousin once removed, the son of the above-mentioned Joseph Sedgwick Porter. He is buried in St. John's Cemetery, Pleasant Township, Knox, Ohio.


Mable M. Porter, b. Feb 1897 in Missouri. She is last seen in 1915 living in Arlington, Reno, Kansas. At this time it is unknown if she married and when she died. She is my half 2nd cousin once removed, the daughter of Alfred M. Porter and Orpha B. Henderson, and the granddaughter of my half great-greatuncle, Lorenzo Porter and his wife, Sarah Emaline Gill.



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