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3 Charles Henry Porter

Charles Henry Porter was born on September 18, 1862, in Illinois, son of John Henry Porter and Amelia Scott.  He was the oldest of seven children. 

He was reported to be a baker, and a coal miner in Illinois.  Charlie lived in Ripley, Oklahoma as did his brother Otis and his father John Henry Porter.  Charlie’s father John Henry Porter died July 26, 1915 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.  Charlie witnessed the death certificate.

 

Charles Henry Porter married Mary M. Polly Gassaway, sister of Florence Gassaway (wife of Otis W Porter).  She was born February 1861 in Missouri, and died November 1942.  Charles Henry died January 12, 1947, in Yale, Oklahoma.  Both are buried in Perkins, Oklahoma.  They did not have any children.


Click here for information on Mary Gassaway Porter and her family.

 

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Charlie in front of Pool Hall, Mulhall, Oklahoma

Circa 1912 to 1914

Otis Porter & Charlie Porter in front of the Porter Brothers feed store  - Grainola, Osage County, Oklahoma.
Early 1900’s.

Charlie and Polly

Circa 1930s

The May 20, 1910 Census in Ripley Township, Payne County, Oklahoma records the following:

 

Charley Porter, 48, 16 at first marriage, born Illinois, father from Ohio, mother from United States, occupation: owner, Livery Barn.

Mary Porter, 50, 16 at first marriage, born Kansas, father from Tennessee, mother from Ohio.

Jerome Gasaway, father-in-law, 78, born Tennessee, father from Pennsylvania, mother from United States.

 

Living next door:

Otis Porter, 44, 19 at first marriage, born Iowa, father from Ohio, mother from United States, occupation: Collector, Cream Station.

Florence Porter, wife, 42, 19 at first marriage, born Canada, both parents from Canada.

Elva Porter, daughter, 18, born Oklahoma, father from Iowa, mother from Canada.

The June 1, 1880 Census in Victoria Township, Knox County, Illinois records the following:

Charles and Otis operated a Livery Stable and Feed Store in Ripley, Oklahoma.

Present during this time:

Elva, Polly, Florence, Charlie, Otis.

1902

Perkins Cemetery, Perkins, Oklahoma
Section: ORIG-3
Row: 27, Lot: 2

Charley Porter
1862
1947

Died in Yale, Oklahoma

Mary M. Porter
Wife Of C. H. Porter
1859
1942

The January 6, 1920 Census in Ward 3, Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma records the following:

 

Charles H Porter, 57, born Illinois, father from Ohio, mother from United States, occupation: merchant.

Mary M Porter, 60, born Kansas, father from Tennessee, mother from Ohio.

Jerome B Gassaway, father, 88, widowed, born Tennessee, father from Pennsylvania, mother from Kentucky.

The July 22, 1870 Census in Victoria Township, Knox County, Illinois shows
Henry Porter, 29, Day Laborer, Ohio

Emelia              30, Female, Keeps House, New York

Charles H        7, Male, At Home, Illinois

Nancy J           5, Female, Illinois

William O       4, Male, Illinois

Martha L         3, Female, Illinois

Amanda J Ruble, 19, Female, Day Servant

Following text from “History of Mulhall, Oklahoma, 100 Yesteryears” by Kathryn and Max Stansbury: page 148:

Below:  1907 Ripley Township

The June 28, 1900 Census in Glenco Township, Payne County, Oklahoma records the following:

 

Otis W Porter, 34, married 9 years, born March 1866 in Ohio, father from Ohio, mother from (not recorded), occupation: Liveryman.

Florence M Porter, wife, 31, married 9 years, born August 1868 in Canada, both parents from Canada (English), mother of two children of which only one is living.

Clara A Porter, daughter, 8, born April 1892 in Oklahoma, father from Ohio, mother from Canada (English).

 

Living next door:

 

Charley Porter, 37, married 6 years, born September 1862 in Illinois, father from Ohio, mother from Ohio, occupation: owner, Liveryman.

Mary M Porter, 39, married 6 years, born February 1861 in Missouri, father from Tennessee, mother from Missouri, no children.

Otis William Porter died March 24, 1916 and was buried in Ripley, Oklahoma.  Florence Porter, wife of Otis, moved to Guthrie, as did Charley and Mary.

The May 2, 1930 Census in Ward 2, Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma records the following:

Address 402 S. Second Street (owned home) (intersection at Springer Street).

C H Porter, 68, born Illinois, occupation: Retail Merchant, Groceries.

Mary Porter, 70, born Kansas, father from Tennessee, mother from Indiana, occupation: Sales Lady, Grocery.