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 William Porter

William Porter

Birth
Congleton, Cheshire East Unitary Authority, Cheshire, England
Death 2 Oct 1903 (aged 72)
Luzerne, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 100005559 · View Source
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Burial: 5 Oct 1903

The obituary for William Porter (at left) misstated his birthplace (England, not Scotland), his age at death (72, not 75), and omitted his second marriage to a widow with six children in 1886 and their son together. (He left the family in Michigan and returned alone to Luzerne, PA, in early 1893.) His reported military service is also suspect. Moreover, his death date was misstated, as "Saturday evening, Oct. 24" -- it was actually three weeks earlier, on 2 Oct 1903, with burial on 5 Oct 1903 at Forty Fort Cemetery, as recorded in the death register for Luzerne County, PA. -- Brian J. Porter

Updated and family links added Dec 2014; biography updated Apr 2018.

Sources: Church and civil records, death register, cemetery index, newspaper articles, other family information and records.


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  • Maintained by: Brian J. Porter
  • Originally Created by: Steve225
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100005559
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Porter (15 Jul 1831–2 Oct 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100005559, citing Forty Fort Cemetery, Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Brian J. Porter (contributor 48559521) .