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4 Charles Henry Porter

Charles Henry Porter was born in a sod house north of Covington (or near Garber), Oklahoma on July 29, 1898, son of John Franklin Porter and Lillie Mae Clark.  He was the fourth of 12 children.

Charles married Kate Marie Adams on May 27, 1918 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  Kate was daughter of Garland Adams and Mary Adalade Marquis.  She was born October 19, 1893 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

By 1935, Charlie and Kate and family were living at the John Frank Porter farm.  Thelma married Henry Cullers on April 02, 1938.  Charlie and Kate moved to the Glencoe area the day after Christmas 1938. 

Charles Henry Porter died May 31, 1974, in Stillwater, Oklahoma and was buried June 3 at the Fairlawn cemetery, Block A8, Lot 14, Space 37 in Stillwater.   Kate died December 20, 1988 and is also buried at Fairlawn at Block A8, Lot 14, Space 38.

The children of Charles Henry Porter and Kate Marie Adams are:

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Porter Family Portrait—March 1918

1. Charlie        2. Minnie         3. Lillie Mae

4. Mary            5. Grace           6. Franklin

7. Pauline        8. Lucille          9. Clark

10. John Frank           11. Roy

(L to R) Kate, Thelma, Tag (or Veryl), Max, Veryl, Charlie, Jr.
1930’s

Charley, Tag, Veryl, Leora, Charlie, Kate, Thelma, Max, Charles Jr.
1930’s

Charlie on a hay wagon
1920’s

(L to R)
Junior, Charlie, Veryl, Thelma, Kate, Tag, Max
1940’s

(Back Row) Tag, Veryl, Max, Jr.
(Front) Thelma, Kate, Charlie
1960’s

Charlie and Kate
1960’s

(Back Row) Jr., Alta, Thelma, Thelma’s Husband, June, Max
(Front) Tag, Anna, Kate, Peggy, Veryl
1970’s

The January 3, 1920 Census in District 169, Cherokee, Payne County, Oklahoma records the following:

 

Chas. H. Porter, 21, born in Oklahoma, father from Illinois, mother from Iowa, occupation: farmer.

Kate M. Porter, 26, born in Oklahoma, father from Illinois, mother from Missouri.

Loyd V. Porter, 10 months, born in Oklahoma, father and mother from Oklahoma.

Floyd M. Porter, 10 months, born in Oklahoma, father and mother from Oklahoma.

The April 7, 1930 Census in District 6, Clear Creek, Payne County, Oklahoma records the following:

 

Chas. H. Porter, 31, born in Oklahoma, father from Illinois, mother from Iowa, 19 years at first marriage, occupation: farmer.

Kate M. Porter, 33, born in Oklahoma, father from Illinois, mother from Missouri, 24 years at first marriage.

Veryl F. Porter, son, 11

Meryl L. Porter, 11

Thelma M. Porter, daughter, 10

Charles Porter, Jr., 8

Franklin M. Porter, 6

 

Living next door:

Alyre T Dilley, 28, born in Oklahoma, father and mother from Missouri.

Mary E. Dilley, wife, 22, born in Texas, father and mother from Texas.

Charles Henry Porter WWI Draft Card
1918

Hi Ron,     I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have concerning the Porter family.       

I have never been to Henry Porter's homestead nor Rhoda's. I had not known where they were until recently.  

My grandfather (Charles) was born about 2 miles north of Covington in a sod house according to Veryl. I suspect Susanna, Minnie & possibly Clark were born there  as well. In my notes I have them moving to the Orlando area in about 1903, then to the Clear Creek farm about 1906. If this is correct then Lucille, Pauline & Franklin would have been born there.

Frank & family moved to Yale in 1918 & I think Anna Maude was born there. After Frank moved to Yale, Charley & Kate, who had wed in May of that year moved onto the farm & Meryl (Tag) & Veryl were born there in 1919.

Charley then moved to an oil field near Covington where Thelma was born in March, 1920. Charley later moved back to the Clear Creek farm in the late 20's or early 30's, living there until moving to the Glencoe area.

I have visited the Clear Creek farm, there is nothing there but a hole where the cellar once was.   

I am having trouble attaching files to my e-mails for some reason. Will sent photos when I can..............

Later, Jim (Jim Porter, December 28, 2005)

The June 23, 1900 Census in Lincoln Township, Garfield County, Oklahoma Territory records the following:

 

Frank Porter, 29, born July 1870 in Illinois, father and mother from Ohio, occupation: farmer.

Lillie Mae Porter, 25, born September 1874 in Iowa, father and mother from Iowa. As of 1900, she has had 5 children, and 5 children were living.

Roy Porter, 8, son, born September 1891 in Kansas, father from Illinois, mother from Iowa

Gracie E. Porter, 6, daughter, born February 1894 in Kansas, father from Illinois, mother from Iowa

Amelia S. Porter, 3, daughter, born July 1896 in Oklahoma, father from Illinois, mother from Iowa

Charles H. Porter, 1, son, born September 1898 in Oklahoma, father from Illinois, mother from Iowa

Minnie Porter, daughter, born December 1899 in Oklahoma, father from Illinois, mother from Iowa

 

Also in the same house:

John C. Clark, brother, 29, born December 1870 in Iowa, father and mother from Ohio

Nancy Clark, sister-in-law, 19, born August 1880 in Nebraska, father from Tennessee, mother from West Virginia.

John E Clark, nephew, born October 1899 in Nebraska, father from Iowa, mother from Nebraska.

The April 19, 1910 Census in Clear Creek Township, Payne County, Oklahoma records the following:

 

Frank Porter, 39, born Illinois, father and mother from Ohio, occupation: farmer.

Lillie M. Porter, 35, born Iowa, father and mother from Iowa

Leroy Porter, 17, son, born Kansas, father from Illinois, mother from Iowa

Grace Porter, 16, daughter, born Kansas, father from Illinois, mother from Iowa

Charles Porter, 11, son, born Oklahoma, father from Illinois, mother from Iowa

Minnie Porter, 9, daughter, born Kansas, father from Illinois, mother from Iowa

Clark Porter, 8, born Oklahoma, father from Illinois, mother from Iowa

Mary Porter, 5, born Oklahoma, father from Illinois, mother from Iowa

Lucille Porter, 3, born Oklahoma, father from Illinois, mother from Iowa

Pauline Porter, 2 months, born Oklahoma, father from Illinois, mother from Iowa

 

Next door:

Henry Robertson, 24, born Illinois, father from Kentucky, mother from Ohio

Minnie Robertson, wife, 27, born Nebraska, father and mother from Iowa.

Left to Right

Charlie, Franklin, Clark

Pauline, Lucille, Minnie, Mary, Anna Maud

1965-70

Clark, Charlie, Lillie Mae Porter (in car), Roy, Franklin (in car)

Early 1950’s

Fair Oak School
Charlie Porter (far right)
Clark Porter (4th from right)
circa 1914-16

Fair Oak School
Clark Porter (#6)
circa 1914-16

1.  Mary Porter  2. Otis Clark Porter  3. Samuel Leroy Porter 
4.  Grace Porter  5. Minnie Porter  6. Charles Henry Porter

About 1905

1. Mary, 2. Pauline, 3. Minnie, 4. Lucille 5. Charlie

Fair Oak School 1915

About 1900

1. Charlie Porter,  2. Minnie Porter,
3. Grace Porter, 4. Roy Porter

About 1925

1.  Otis Clark Porter,  2. Grace Ventris,  3. Roy Porter
4.  John Frank Porter,  5. Charlie Porter,  6.  Anna Maude Porter
7.  Lillie Mae Porter,  8.  Minnie Porter,  9.  Franklin Porter

Charles Henry Porter died May 31, 1974, in Stillwater, Oklahoma and was buried June 3 at the Fairlawn cemetery, Block A8, Lot 14, Space 37 in Stillwater.   Kate died December 20, 1988 and is also buried at Fairlawn at Block A8, Lot 14, Space 38.

Name

Born

Where

Died

Where

Veryl Floyd Porter

03-04-1919

West of Stillwater, OK

01-27-2005

Stillwater, OK

Lloyd Meryl Porter

03-04-1919

West of Stillwater, OK

08-18-1998

Pawnee, OK

Thelmarie Porter

03-21-1920

Near Covington, OK

04-07-2003

Stillwater, OK

Charles Henry Porter, Jr.

03-31-1922

Guthrie, OK

 

 

Franklin Max Porter

01-22-1924

West of Stillwater, OK