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5 Verlin Carrol Porter

Verlin Carrol Porter was born October 16, 1935, son of Otis Clark Porter and Bonnie Marie Jennings.

Carrol married four times:† his first wife was Alta Mae Harmon, married on November 28, 1957.† She is the daughter of Roy Harmon and Virginia May Lowe.† Click here to visit the FamilyHarmon web site.

Children of Verlin Carrol Porter and Alta Mae Harmon are:

Carrol Porterís second wife was Della Underwood of Lexington, Kentucky.

Carrol is married to Carol Carpenter.†† She is the daughter of Earnest L. and Blanch M. (Wood) Carpenter. They were married March 6, 1982 in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

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Anecia and Carrol

About 1940

(Back) Gene, Carrol, Clark Jr.

(Front) O.C., Anecia, Bonnie

Mid 1940s

(L to R) Anecia, Clark, Gene (rear), Carrol (front), Bonnie, Clark Jr.

Early 1940ís

Clark, Gene, Carrol, Anecia

Early 1940ís

Carrol Porter (left)

Carol Porter (right)

September 16, 2005

Carrol, Age 14

1949

Carrol

March 1959

November 1958

Church of God, National Camp Meeting, Monarch Springs (near Neosho, Missouri)

1953

Carrol

March, 1960

Carrol

Phoenix, Arizona

1960s

Carrol, Age 15, 10th Grade

Trip to Carlsbad Caverns

1950

(LtoR)
Diane, Carrol, Ron, Alta Mae

1960s

Oklahoma City tornado damage

May 1960

Carrol adding a patio door to the house

3095 SW 52nd Street

May 1960

Carrol and Merle Dean Porter at Safari Heights, Guthrie

1974

Gene Porter, O.C. Porter, at Safari Heights

1974

Jim Wall, Carrol Porter, at Safari Heights

1974

Ron Porter, Carrol Porter, at Safari Heights

1974

Gene Porter at Safari Heights

1974

† 1 - ?? Golden
† 2 - ?? Reed†
† 3 - Orie Young
† 4 - Vernon Carver
† 5 - Chuck Elwell

† 6 - Harlan Carver

† 7 - Donald Eck

† 8 - Ed Sorrell

† 9 - Gene Porter

11 - Mildred Detwiller
13 - Betty Cash

14 - Carrol Porter

16 - Kenneth Flynn

17 - Obie Campbell

18 - Donald Sharp

19 - Melvin Sharp
21 - Inez Eck Biesley

23 - Wanda Davis

24 - Alta Harmon

25 - Janice Porter
27 - Vesta Nadine Seivers

28 - LaVerna Eck

30 - Louie Marler
31 - Evodna Marler
32 - Merrill Williamson

33 - Ruby (Doolittle) Williamson

34 - Anna Marie Miles
35 - June Carrick

 

36 - Charles Carrick

37 - Byron Pruitt

38 - Clarice Pruitt

39 - Shirley Allen

40 - Vivian Gibson
41 - Rhuel Gibson

42 - Eleanor Parrell
43 - Ida Mae Smith

44 - Faye Smith

47 - Nelda Doolittle

48 - Aquilla Miller
51 - Waneta Didio
52 - Betty Howell
53 - Frances Perkins

54 - Lois (Whipple) Sharp

55 - Mary Ellen Sharp

56 - Viola Atnip

57 - Sybilla Miller

58 - Eva Lou Sorrell
59 - Cynthia Miller Lacroix
60 - Virgie Marler Flynn

61 - Wanda Atnip
62 - Katherine Porter

63 - Esther Gibson

64 - Janice Biesly

65 - Eva Lou (Sorrell) Gaines

68 - Carol Cole

71 - Samuel Gibson

72 - Dallas Campbell

74 - Dolly Brown

 

About the pictures aboveÖ

Alta Harmon estimates the picture may have been taken in the early 1950ís.†† She comments that

Shirley Allen is in the picture, which is interesting in that she died of typhoid fever some time after this picture was taken.† There was heavy rain during one of the meetings, which caused the septic tanks to overflow into the water well.† The resulting typhoid fever hit several people from drinking the polluted water at the meeting.† Alta knows she was still in high school, and didnít graduate until 1954, dating the picture before then.

 

Update:† We have received a letter from Nelda (Doolittle) Sorrell, who identified a few additional names, and confirms the picture was taken in the summer of 1953.† Thanks Nelda !

Carrol and son Ron

March, 1959

(yes, we both have hair !)

Gene Porter, Anecia Wall, OC Porter, Carrol Porter

1970s

Carrol, Diane, Ron

Phoenix Gazette company picnic

About 1969

Carrol and Ron

About 1969

Broken water canal in Phoenix caused neighborhood to flood

About 1963

Guthrie NewsLeader November 30, 2008

 

Carrol Porter, Guthrie, a/k/a/ Santa Claus, spent two months constructing his float for this yearís lighted Christmas parade held Saturday night to kick off the Territorial Christmas season in downtown Guthrie.

Name

Born

Where

Died

Where

Ronald Dale Porter

11-10-1958

Guthrie, OK

 

 

Diane Marie Porter

03-14-1961

Guthrie, OK