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PORTER: "Who's Who in Nebraska," 1940
Posted by: Cathy PORTER-Maynard (ID *****9734) Date: June 20, 2006 at 13:57:23
In Reply to: Porters with Nebraska roots (Heartwell, Eagle, Minatare, Grand Island, etc.) by Cathy PORTER-Maynard of 95

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KEARNEY COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Excerpt from:

"Who's Who in Nebraska," 1940
Published by the Nebraska Press Association, Lincoln, Nebraska



....." PORTER, WILLIAM ELMER: Merchant; born Heartwell, Nebraska Nov 15, 1887; son of William C Porter-Mary Amanda Turpin; educated Heartwell; Hastings Business College; married Martba W Melson Feb 7, 1917 Minden; son William Harold; 1905-08 carpenter, building grain elevators for Burchard Construction Co; 1908-12 clerk in general store, Heartwell; 1913-17, with brothers Charles A & Dan O owner & operate(d) general store, 1917-22 with brother Dan & E R Westing; 1922-26 with E R Westing; 1926- owner & operate(d) Porter Bros; 1925- operate(d) 400 [acre] farm, raises & feeds hogs; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons; Republican; hobby, woodwork; residence Heartwell. ....."

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[NOTE: To simplify decoding of the above PORTER entry, "abbreviated" words have been transcribed in their entirety].

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