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Harriett Jane Webb Porter
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Birth: Jul. 3, 1838
Logan County
Ohio, USA
Death: Feb. 14, 1925
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

FATHER: John Webb
Birthplace: West Virginia

Mother's information unknown




Widow of Union Vetern Was 86 and Came to Jasper County at Close of War

Death came at 1:45 o'clock this morning to Mrs. Harriett Jane Porter, pioneer woman of Jasper County, and widow of James W. Porter, Civil War veteran. She was 86 years old.
Mrs. Porter passed away at the home of her son, James Porter, 120 S. Garrison avenue. She had enjoyed unusually robust health for one of her years until last September when she fell in turning suddenly to catch a glimpse of a passing fire wagon. This injured one leg and this, coupled with the shock, resulted in a gradual decline of health. However, she had been bedfast only one week before her death.

Harriett Jane Webb was born July 3, 1838, in Quincy, Ohio. There she grew to womanhood and was married to James W. Porter. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted with the 180th Ohio Infantry and served throughout the struggle. At the close of the war, Mr. Porter's eyes turned to the southwest and in company with the late Henry Baker, a pioneer of Jasper county, he came to Missouri. The two men walked from Sedalia to Carthage on their exploration trip, Sedalia being the end of the railroad. After looking about the two men purchased farms about ten miles northeast of Carthage on Deer Creek. They then returned to Ohio to get their families and the Porters made the trip to their new home here by the usual mode of travel of those days-- the covered wagon.

After remaining here about five years, the Porters returned to Ohio, but in the fall of 1881 they came back to Carthage. Mr. Porter died here December 25, 1915
Eight children were born to the couple, of whom only three survive. They are Ed and James Porter of Kansas City. The latter arrived earlier in the week to be at his mother's bedside. Two brothers and two sisters living in Ohio also survive Mrs. Porter.

Mrs. Porter was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church. Her long residence here had given her a wide acquaintance and she was held in the highest esteem by all.

Knell Mortuary

Family links: 
  James W. Porter (1826 - 1915)
  C Webb Porter (1866 - 1875)*
  Jeannie Porter (1874 - 1885)*
  James Lewis Porter (1877 - 1930)*
  Ed Porter (1878 - 1951)*
*Calculated relationship
Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Jun 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53483365
Harriett Jane <i>Webb</i> Porter
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