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 William Frederick Porter

William Frederick Porter

Birth
New South Wales, Australia
Death 25 Sep 1938 (aged 93)
Central Valley, Sevier County, Utah, USA
Burial Central Valley, Sevier County, Utah, USA
Plot 46
Memorial ID 89040 · View Source
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CENTRAL PIONEER AND INDIAN WAR VETERAN DIES

William F. Porter, 93, one of the oldest residents of Sevier County, died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday at the home of his son, William J. Porter of Central.

Born January 6, 1845, at New Castle, new South Wales, Australia, Mr. Porter came with his mother and brothers and sisters to Utah in 1859. His family was called by Brigham to help settle southern Utah. As a young man he hauled rock
to build Cove Fort, and also hauled poles for the first telegraph line in southern Utah. He was sheriff at Beaver for many years when the town of Beaver was a mining camp. He served as a "minute Man" during early Indian troubles. He moved to Central in 1878, his family being among the first settlers of Central. He served as a counselor to Bishop B. H. Greenwood for 13 years. He was a school trustee for many years. An expert gardener, he supplied many people in Central with vegetables free of charge.

Mr. Porter married Margaret L. Benson on June 27, 1868. his wife died 13 years ago, and eight children preceded him in death. He is survived by two sons, William J. and Arthur W. Porter of Central; ten grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and two half-brothers, George and Ruben Parkinson of Beaver.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Annabella Ward Chapel, and interment was in the Central Cememtery.

Richfield Reaper
29 September 1938



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  • Maintained by: For Get Me Not
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89040
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Frederick Porter (6 Jan 1845–25 Sep 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89040, citing Central Valley Cemetery, Central Valley, Sevier County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by For Get Me Not (contributor 46897116) .