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4 Samuel Leroy (Roy) Porter

Samuel Leroy Porter was born September 06, 1892, in Arkansas City, Sumner County, Kansas, son of John Frank Porter and Lillie Mae Clark.  He was the oldest of 12 children.  Roy attended the Noble Avenue Baptist Church in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Roy married Nina Mae Reynolds on August 30, 1916.   Nina was born on June 17, 1902 in Mulhall, Payne County, Oklahoma, the daughter of Harvey Campbell Reynolds and Mary Ellen Newberry.  Nina attended Southern Heights Baptist Church in El Reno, Oklahoma. 

Nina died January 25, 1984.  Roy died January 25, 1958.  They lie buried together at Summit View Cemetery, Guthrie, Oklahoma (block 33, lot 17A, purchaser: Roy Porter, cemetery record card reads “Nina Porter Sikes”).

 

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The children of Samuel Leroy Porter and Nina Reynolds are:

Leroy’s 1917-18 World War I draft card (click here) records the following:

Samuel Leroy Porter, age 24

Home address: R5, Orlando, Oklahoma

Birth Sep, 6, 1892, Natural Born Citizen

Born in Arkansas City, Kansas

Occupation: Farming, employed by “my self”, location: Near Orlando

Dependents: Wife

Blue eyes, Light brown hair, Bald “yes”

Precinct: Clear Creek, Payne County, Oklahoma

The image below is from the February 4, 1920 Census in Lincoln Township, Garfield County, Oklahoma.

Roy and Nina are living with her brother Forrest Reynolds.  Roy and Forrest are working as teamsters in the oil fields.  Son LeRoy is 2 years 4 months old.

The image below is from the April 4, 1930 Census in Orlando Township, Logan County, Oklahoma.  Roy has become a farmer.

The images below is from the April 19, 1910 Census in Clear Creek Township, Payne County, Oklahoma.  Frank and Lillie and the children are living and working on their farm.  Leroy is 17 years old.

The image below is from the May 2, 1910 Census in Clarkson Township, Payne County, Oklahoma, just a few miles south of the Porter farm in Clear Creek Twp.

Nina Reynolds is 8 years old.

The image below is from the June 13, 1900 Census in Clarkson Township, Payne County, Oklahoma.

Harvey Reynolds and family are settled on their farm.

Nina’s father, Harvey C. Reynolds is listed in the 1890 Oklahoma Territory Census as a homesteader in Rose Hill Township, Logan County (page 46) at N W 28-18-3.

The image below is from the June 23, 1880 Census in Vernon Township, Cowley County, Kansas.  Harvey Reynolds and his brother Ernest are Well Diggers from Wisconsin.  They may be waiting for the 1889 land run in Oklahoma to begin.

Payne County Map

Northern Logan County Map

Leroy and Nina were married August 30, 1916 in Wichita, Kansas.

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 Kansas, 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.

Gravestone at Summit View Cemetery, Guthrie, Oklahoma

Name

Born

Where

Died

Where

Charles Leroy Porter

09-07-1917

Orlando, OK

08-1985

 

Clarence Henry Porter

02-10-1920

Orlando, OK

2003

 

Lillie Mae Porter

02-10-1922

Guthrie, OK

 

 

Goldie Lucille Porter

01-09-1925

Stillwater, OK

 

 

Donald Ray Porter

09-25-1926

Stillwater, OK

08-16-1968

Guthrie, OK

Norma Jean Porter

02-09-1936

Orlando, OK