Nathaniel D Porter

Nathaniel D Porter

Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 6 Jan 1878 (aged 59)
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA
Burial Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot Removed from Odd Fellows Cemetery San Francisco
Memorial ID 187056671 · View Source
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Burial date for Odd Fellows Cemetery was on January 20 1878 according there sexton logs and placed in Section Buena Vista , Tier 4, Lot 2, then it was renumbered to Tier 1, Lot 2 later on.


His Sadden Demis at Sacramento

Yesterday. Hon. Nathan Porter, member of the State Senate from Alameda county, was stricken with paralysis at Sacramento, on Thursday evening last, and died in that city at 4 o'olock on Sunday morning. The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly have appointed Senators Shirly, Beazell, Evans, Goodwin and Dean, and Assemblymen Farnum, Dixon, McClure, Abbott, Glides, Tuttle and Swift as a Committee to escort the remains to Oakland, by the train which will leave Sacramento at 10:15 o'clock this morning.

From the Oakland Daily Transeript, extra, the following notice is taken :

"" The news by telegraph of the sudden death, from neuralgia of the heart, at Sacramento, at about four o'clock this morning, of Hon. Nathan Porter, State Senator from this District, produced a great shock in his family and among his intimate friends, and will cause profound sorrow in the communities of Alameda, Oakland and San Francisco, where he was long been well known and most highly esteemedd. He was born In Salem, Massachusetts and was 60 years of age at his death. In early life he removed to Providence, R. I, where be studied law, and took an active part in politics, serving the State serveral terms In the Legislature. He visited California in 1864, and, after returning Esat, removed to San Francisoo in 1858, where he was a law partner of Hon. E . D. Sawyer for five or six years, when the latter was elected Judge of the Fourth District Court, Mr. Porter being elected District Attorney, to which office he was twice reelected, serviug three consecutive terms. He was afterward law partner of Samuel Holladay, Esq., for a number of years. About twelve years ago he settled in Alameda, then a small village, and has been closely identified with the interests of that place and Oakland ever since. It was chiefly through his Influence that the bridge conneciting these two places was constructed. At the Republican Convention last year he was nominated State Senator, and elected by a complimentary majority, and while In the discharge of his duty at the state Capital he was suddenly overtaken by death. His loss amounts to a public calamity, and will be lamented by all citizens of Alameda county , without regard to political preferences, for few men stand higher in the esteem of their fellow- citizens than he did.
He was married in Boston. May 30th 1844 to Miss Sarah Heed, a daughter of Captain Beed, a shipmaster well known in his day. Mrs. Porter survives him, with three daughters, who are, without warning, called to endure this great bereavement.
The funeral will take place from the Odd Follows' Hall, In San Francisco, on Wednesday, probably, under the management of the Grand Encampment of tbe I. O. O. F. of California., in which Order be has been an influential member for many years, and was at his death R. W. Grand Representative of the Grand Encampment of California to tho Grand Lodge of the United States." PARTICULLARS OF THE EVENT " . Sacramento, January 6th.— Tho flag on the Capitol hangs at half.mast, in respect to tho memory or Senator Nathan Porter, of Alameda, who died this morning, at half past one o'clock. Senator Porter was a guest of Mr. John' McNell, of the firm of Adams, McNeil Co., wholesale grocers, and was stopping at his residence, at the corner of Eighth and G streets. On Friday night he attended the Installation ceremonies of Capital Lodge, I. O. O. F., and did not return home until nearly midnight. On Saturday morning he complained of feeling unwell, and was in the Senate but a short time, when he determlned to return to his bouse. His symptoms did not grow alarming until night time, when hls condition was so bad, that Mr. MoNell called in Dr. Hughson, who attandod the patient until he drew his final breath. The cause of death was paralysis of the heart, a complaint to which be has been subject for some time past. When his condition presented an alarming aspect, Mr. MoNell telegraphed to Mr. Porter's home in Alameda, to his daughter. Miss Clara Porter. The lady was to arrive on the two o'clock train this afternoon. Until that time, no arrangements for the final obsequies will be made. Clarke & Davis, the undertakers, will, however, have them In charge.

Mr. Porter having been a high dignitary in the Order of Odd Fellows, the six Lodges of tbis city will doubtless appoint delegates to attend the remains while being transported to the Senator's late home In Alameda.

Tho Senate and Assembly will adjourn for one day In respeot to tbe memory of the doceased, and appoint Committees to attend tbe funeral. The death of Senator Porter leaves Senator Beszell alone to represent Alameda in tbe Senate.

THS BODY TO BE BROUGT DOWN THIS MORNING. Sacramento, January 6tb. [Evening ] The profoundest feeling of regret prevails here over the death of Senator Porter. Flags are generally at halfmast. The body is lying at Mr. McNeil's, with a detachment of the Fourth Brigade, N. G. C., standing to-night as a guard of honor over his remains. A battalion of the Brigade will, to-morrow, escort the remains to the Overland West-bound express, by which they will be taken to Alameda for interment. A Committee from Alameda arrived here to-day, to convey the body of the deceased Senator to Alameda. The Legislature will adjourn after passing resolutions.

Nathan and Sarah had one other daughter Rena B McLean that died in Alameda on Oct 6 1917, she was married in 1882, to Sterling McLean but ended in divorce in 1900. He died in Alameda on March 16 1909 and was creamated

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