I am trying to get a lead on my husband's grandfather, Clarence I. Porter's family. He lived in Pennsylvania growing up. He was born 29JAN1903 in PA and died 13FEB1986 in MO. I think his father was also a Clarence and his mother died when he was a child. He may have been living with another family after his mother died. I have one lead that she may have been named Mary Beech.
If they are his parents, they are listed on the 1900 census living in Laskawanna Co. PA. Newly married in 1900, so before the census was taken in June. His father is listed as Clarence Porter b. 1872 PA and parents are both from CT. He was listed as a house painter.
Mary is listed b.1879 PA and both parents from Germany, so I wonder about her last name being spelled Beech. My mother-in-law thinks there was also some family in New York state. Clarence I. Porter was Lutheran. I was also wondering about any siblings.
Does anyone know about these Porters?