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Herman Otto Porter

  • Birth 28 Sep 1906 Smiley, Gonzales County, Texas, USA
  • Death 7 Jul 1968 Jourdanton, Atascosa County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Brady, McCulloch County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 36670399

In his early years he was a rancher in South Texas - Karnes and Gonzales counties. He met his wife, Mary Lou Patrick, while she was a teacher in Karnes City Texas. They married August 18, 1941 in Mt. Zion, Hopkins County, Texas. Herman and Mary Lou were the parents of two daughters.

He spent many years as a special Texas Ranger who worked for the Texas and Southwestern Cattlemen's Association as a brand inspector.

1910 Karnes Co., TX, ED 109, Sh 25B: Living with Sophia Seidel: Otto H. Porter, 37, Germany; Minnie, 27, TX; Herman O., 3, TX; Albert, 9/12, TX. Married 5 years, 2 children, 2 alive.

1920 Karnes Co., TX, ED 156, Sh 4B (Mayfield St): Otto H. Porter, 47, IL, Merchant; Minnie E., 36, TX; Herman O., 13, TX; Albert W., 10, TX; Julius D., 2 1/12, TX.

1930 Karnes Co., TX, ED 1, Sh 3B: Otto H. Porter, 57, IL; Minnie E., 46, TX; Herman O., 23, TX; Walter A., 20, TX; David J., 12, TX; Mary Ross, 28, TX, servant.

1940 Karnes Co., TX: Minnie Porter, 57, TX, Wd; Herman Porter, 33, TX; David, 22, TX; Dan Mabry, 17, TX; Alberta Cockrell, 43, TX, teacher; Frankie Thompson, 32, TX, teacher; Viola Tarwater, 26, TX, teacher; Mary Lou Patrick, 25, TX

Obituary from San Antonio Express. Pleasanton. Services for 61 year old live stock inspector Herman O. Porter, resident of Pleasanton for four years, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Hurley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Brady. He died Sunday in a Jourdanton Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Lou Porter of Pleasanton; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann Cornelius of Pleasanton and Mrs. Pat Kidd of Austin; two brothers A.W. Porter of Karnes City and J.D. Porter of Baton Rogue, La.; and two grandchildren.

Atascosa County Texas Death Certificate #53499. Herman Otto Porter, age 61 years, died July 7, 1968 in Jourdanton, Atascosa County, Texas. Born September 28, 1906 in Texas. Married. Father: Otto Herman Porter; Mother: Minnie Dunn. Informant: Mrs. Herman Porter. Burial July 9, 1968 in Rest Haven cemetery, Brady, McCulloch County, Texas.

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  • Created by: Eugene Cornelius
  • Added: 3 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36670399
  • Eugene Cornelius
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Herman Otto Porter (28 Sep 1906–7 Jul 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36670399, citing Resthaven Cemetery, Brady, McCulloch County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Eugene Cornelius (contributor 46932184) .