Porter WAGONER's biography says he was born 12 Aug. 1930, South Fork, MO, son of Charles E. WAGONER & Bertha May BRIDGES. However, the 1930 census, Howell Co., MO, has
WAGNER: Charley, 43; Bertha, 38; Oscar, 20; Lola, 18; Lorain, 12; Glen, 5; & Porter, 3.
There was an earlier Porter WAGONER, b. ca. 1890, aged ten on the 1900 Census, Johnson Co., MO, with Joseph W., 32; Erma B., 29; Lillie B., 9; Ferdie L., 5; & Villie M., 4. On the 1920 census, Jackson Co., MO, there were WAGONER,
J. W., 52; Emma, 49.
Irven E., 28; Georgia E., 21.
Porter L., 30; Rue H., 28; Marie, 6.
FamilySearch shows on the 1880 Census, WAGONER, Joseph, 13, b. MO, of Jackson, Johnson Co., MO., son of Simon WAGONER, 54, KY VA VA, & Erma / Emma [GILLILAND], & next to Jemima WAGONER, 84, VA VA VA.
There are three men named Porter WAGONER on the Social Security Death Index, so it must have been a family name.