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5 Anecia Blanche Porter

Anecia Blanche Porter was born March 17, 1939, daughter of Otis Clark Porter and Bonnie Marie Jennings.

Anecia married James Richard (Jim) Wall on May 11, 1956.  They were married on the front porch of the home of her father, O.C. Porter, 6 miles east of Guthrie, Oklahoma.

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Children of Anecia Blanche Porter and James Wall are:

Anecia comments:

 

“One of my first memories was sitting at the table eating boiled potatoes with the skins on.  The house was at 402 South Second (Guthrie), where we lived in the house that was attached to the Golden Rule Grocery.  My Mom and Dad ran the grocery store and I was born in the bedroom of that house.  One of my next memories was of my older brother Junior.  He had just arrived home from working for the government during the war.  He was working at Colorado Springs, Colorado and had broken his leg.  I remember him telling me that if I would wait a little while to talk that he would give me some money.  We were all excited to have him back.

 

“The house where we lived was small, but there was a second story over the store that attached to our house.  I remember sitting on the floor in one of the rooms up there, playing with my paper dolls.  Since I had no sister, I played by myself often.  Sometimes I would sit in the store during store hours and copy Christmas card pictures on butcher paper.  Once I recall filling out one of those little papers where you say, I like tide soap because--- I tried to write because it makes me sneeze, but I couldn't get any customers who would spell it for me.  One time I was standing in front of the meat counter that had a glass front.  I remember six packs or bottles of pop sitting on the floor in front of it.  A man came into the store very drunk.  He was standing in front of the counter talking to dad.  He told dad that he wasn't afraid of anyone, not even the President of the United States.  To prove his point he reached inside the pocket of his second pair of pants and pulled out a knife.  I remember being so scared that I stumbled over the pop bottles trying to get away.”

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Anecia and Carrol

About 1940

Anecia and Carrol

Mid 1940s

Anecia

Mid 1940s

Bonnie, Anecia, Clark Porter

Mid 1940s

Anecia and Jim

1950s

Gravestones at Summit View Cemetery, Guthrie, Oklahoma

Perry Wall
WWI Draft Card

 

Images below from June 12, 1900 Census in Civil District 15, Humphreys County, Tennessee.

 

Elizabeth J. Wall, 76, born April 1824 in Tenn., father from Tenn., mother from North Carolina

Lijah P. Wall, Son, 39, born July 1860 in Tennessee

Anna Wall, Daughter, 35, born October 1864 in Tennessee

John B. Wall, Son, 32, born August 1867 in Tennessee

Margaret E. Wall, Daughter in Law, 29, born September 1870 in Arkansas, 11 at first marriage, 4 children born, 4 children living.

James P. Wall, Grand Son, 9, born October 1890 in Tennessee

Allie B. Wall, Grand Daughter, 7, born October 1892 in Tennessee

Ethel L. Wall, Grand Daughter, 4, born February 1896 in Tennessee

Barnett M. Wall, Grand Son, 2, born October 1897 in Tennessee

Elizabeth C. Thomason, Grand Daughter, 5, born October 1894 in Tennessee

Alfred G. Wall, Grand Son, 20, born February 1879 in Tennessee

Jim and Anecia

January 1961

Jim and Anecia, Cheryl, Pam
November 1960

Cheryl, Pam, Ron Porter
November 1960

Jim, Anecia, Cheryl
November 1958

Anecia’s birthday
March 1960

Jim, Anecia, O.C., Bonnie
November 1958

Jim, Anecia, Cheryl and Pam

Anecia

 

Anecia and Dorothy Porter (wife of Gene Porter)

 

Anecia, Jim and Cheryl

November, 1958

 

Gene Porter, Anecia Wall, OC Porter, Carrol Porter

1970s

Anecia and Cheryl

May 1976

 

Edith Ann Wall

May 1976

(Back Row L to R) OC Porter, Henry Gibson, Marilyn Gibson, Edith Wall, Beverly Gibson, Doug Gibson

(Front row L to R) Francis Porter, Gene Porter, Anecia Wall, Lottie Porter, Della Porter, Dorothy Porter, Debbie Porter, Larry Hay (Sharon’s first husband), Sharon Hay (Porter, Gene’s daughter).

May 1976

Image below from June 18, 1880 Census in Civil District 15, Humphreys County, Tennessee.

 

Image below from April 23, 1910 Census in Dickson, Tennessee.

 

Maggie Wall, 39, Widowed, is a keeper of a boarding House

Perry Wall, Son, 19, is a bus driver for a hotel.

Ethel Wall, Daughter, 13

Barnette Wall, Son, 12

Henry Wall, Son, 9

 

Barnett Wall
WWI Draft Card

 

Jim was born in Dallas, Texas on January 5, 1936, the son of James Perry Wall and Edith Ann Smyth.

James Perry Wall  was born in Waverly, Tennessee on October 3, 1890, and died January 22, 1975 in Guthrie, Oklahoma.  James married Edith Ann Smyth in Dallas, Texas.

Edith Ann Smyth was born in Fayette County, Illinois on January 24, 1904, and died June 26, 1999 in Guthrie, Oklahoma.  Her parents were David Whitaker Smyth (b. Jan. 6, 1872, d. June 5, 1948 in Post Oak, Illinois) and Laura Alice Hawkes (b. Feb. 16, 1878, d. Jan. 10, 1949 in Mission, TX).  They were married Feb. 8, 1897.

David Whitaker Smyth’s parents were David Smyth (b. Feb. 20, 1826 in Lee County, KY, d. Mar. 25, 1894 in Lee County, KY) and Maryanne Harris (b. 1828, d. Jan. 29, 1906).  She is believed to have died in Pulasky County, Kentucky.

Name

Born

Where

Died

Where

Otis Wall

01-04-1957

Guthrie, OK

01-04-1957

Guthrie, OK

Perry Wall

01-04-1957

Guthrie, OK

01-04-1957

Guthrie, OK

Brenda Cheryl Wall

02-15-1958

Dallas, TX

 

 

Pamela Wall

05-27-1959

Guthrie, OK

 

 

Douglas James Wall

04-11-1964

Sapulpa, OK