|Birth: ||Jan. 6, 1845|
New South Wales, Australia
|Death: ||Sep., 1938|
CENTRAL PIONEER AND INDIAN WAR VETERAN DIES
William F. Porter, 93, one of the oldest residents of Sevier County, died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday at the home of his son, William J. Porter of Central.
Born January 6, 1845, at New Castle, new South Wales, Australia, Mr. Porter came with his mother and brothers and sisters to Utah in 1859. His family was called by Brigham to help settle southern Utah. As a young man he hauled rock
to build Cove Fort, and also hauled poles for the first telegraph line in southern Utah. He was sheriff at Beaver for many years when the town of Beaver was a mining camp. He served as a "minute Man" during early Indian troubles. He moved to Central in 1878, his family being among the first settlers of Central. He served as a counselor to Bishop B. H. Greenwood for 13 years. He was a school trustee for many years. An expert gardener, he supplied many people in Central with vegetables free of charge.
Mr. Porter married Margaret L. Benson on June 27, 1868. his wife died 13 years ago, and eight children preceded him in death. He is survived by two sons, William J. and Arthur W. Porter of Central; ten grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and two half-brothers, George and Ruben Parkinson of Beaver.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Annabella Ward Chapel, and interment was in the Central Cememtery.
29 September 1938
Mary Ann Bryant Parkinson (1826 - 1905)
Margaret Lucinda Benson Porter (1847 - 1927)*
Melissa Thurston Porter (1871 - 1948)*
William Joseph Porter (1870 - 1951)*
John Fredrick Porter (1872 - 1902)*
Thomas L Porter (1873 - 1900)*
Margaret Lillian Porter (1876 - 1893)*
Mary Ann B Porter (1878 - 1878)*
Samuel Arthur Porter (1879 - 1950)*
George Benson Porter (1881 - 1881)*
James Edward Porter (1883 - 1883)*
Victor Benson Porter (1885 - 1913)*
William Frederick Porter (1845 - 1938)
Elizabeth Ann Porter Martin (1847 - 1891)*
John Porter (1849 - 1874)*
Samuel Porter (1850 - 1927)*
Mary Jane Parkinson Hooten (1855 - 1878)*
Eliza Ellen Parkinson Tanner (1857 - 1930)*
Thomas James Parkinson (1859 - 1930)*
Joseph Henry Parkinson (1861 - 1870)*
Reuben Parkinson (1864 - 1940)*
George Arthur Parkinson (1866 - 1952)*
Sarai Alice Parkinson Greenwood (1868 - 1935)*
Central Valley Cemetery
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