Ruth, the information I have was taken from "Alcorn Generations from 1796 to 1989" by Geneva Alcorn Cline. It is in the Fort Worth Public Library. She has William Porter Alcorn (b. Mar. 4, 1912, MO) as son of William Reuben Alcorn (Allcorn) (b. 7 Jan. 1882 MO, d. 1946 or 1966 in Wichita - both dates are given) and Nova Lorine Bachman (b. 4 Nov. 1886, d. Sep. 1982 in Wichita). William Reuben and Nova were married on Jan. 18, 1903, in Winona, MO. Other children of William Reuben and Nova, besides William Porter Alcorn, are: (1) Golda Alcorn (b. Feb. 10, 1907, d. Sep. 10, 1981, married Paul Slagle), (2) Gertrude Alcorn (b. Feb. 18, 1910, MO, d. Mar. 7, 1920, buried in Spring Creek Cemetery in MO). William Reuben Alcorn was the 4th child of John Harmon Alcorn and Ambie Angeline Rowell.