|Birth: ||Feb. 5, 1845|
|Death: ||Nov. 25, 1925|
Memories of Nelson's granddaughter Lois Ida May Allen Opp (daughter of Ethel Eleanor Jane Porter Allen):
After the war ended my mother and I went back to Sioux City. I think my dad must have had another two or three years to serve in his enlistment. So we went to live with my grandfather and grandmother who had bought a house in Morningside. My granddad used to take me in the horse and buggy and I can remember I used to help him pick up black walnuts from a tree he had in his yard.
My grandfather was English, born in Old Town, Maine, February 5, 1945. He and my grandmother had 5 sons and 4 daughters.
I remember that my grandfather really enjoyed having me with him during that period of time and my grandmother was always good to me. I used to go out and pick her berries and grapes before she had a chance to get to them to make jelly but she never scolded me. She always had sweetpeas growing in her back yard and I always think of her whenever I smell them. One time my mother was going to pick cherries somewhere with one of her sisters. I raised a big stink because I couldn't go along. My grandmother diverted my attention by having me go to a neighbor's yard to pick dandelions.
By the way, my grandfather's name was Nelson Porter (strictly English) and my Grandmother was Mary Potter (strictly Scotch-Irish)
Richard S Porter (1814 - 1896)
Sarah J Hunting Porter (1819 - 1869)
Mary Hannah Potter Porter (1857 - 1941)*
Leila Vertina Porter Sturgeon (1877 - 1954)*
Ethel Eleanor Jane Porter Allen (1892 - 1928)*
Josiah H Porter (1840 - 1919)*
Willis M Porter (1843 - 1891)*
Nelson Porter (1845 - 1925)
Sarah A Porter (1859 - 1864)*
Sanford Porter (1859 - 1860)*
Sergeant Bluff Cemetery
Created by: Gennaphyr
Record added: Jul 09, 2012
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