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Arthur G Porter ironton, OHio

Arthur G Porter ironton, OHio

Posted: 19 May 2012 12:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Porter
I am seeking information on Arthur G Porter who was born May 26, 1907 in Ironton, Ohio. I believe he died in Lexington, KY in 1986. His death certificate has very little information on it - who did he marry, did he have children? If any are living, I would like to contact them.

Arthur G PORTER, b. 1907, Lawrence Co., OH

Posted: 19 May 2012 8:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 May 2012 8:18PM GMT
It's difficult to prove the ancestry because there were so many Porters and so many men with the same given names. The line you're researching might be:

James PORTER, of Catlettsburg, Boyd, KY, 1860, 27; Sarah, 17; Polly C., 3; George, 1; Wm. L., 6 mo., all b. VA.

Boyd Co., KY, 1870, PORTER [indexed POSTER], James, 34; Lucy, 23; Caroline [Polly C.?], 14; George W., 12, all b. VA
B. KY: Wm., 10; John, 8; James F., 3; Rebecca J., 11; Sarah A., 1.

Boyd Co., 1880, PORTER, Lucy, 32, VA VA VA
George, 21, NC VA VA. Born in Kentucky:
Wm., 20; John, 18; Rebecca, 14 [?]; Franklin [James F.?], 12; Sadie [Sarah?], 10; Charles, 8; Ida, 6; Maggie, 4.

Ancestry: James Franklin PORTER, b. 1833/6, VA, m1. Sarah; m2. Lucy HAMILTON, b. 1847, VA.

Son John PORTER (1862, VA - 1934, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH) m. ca. 1894, Sarah BASHAM, b. 27 Apr. 1874, Kanawha Co., WV, d/o James P., b. 1855, & Mary, b. 1859, also b. [W]V.

Census, 1910, Lawrence, OH, John J. PORTER, 49, VA KY VA; Sarah M., 36, WV WV WV
B. KY: Hazel G., 14; Goldie I., 12; Clyde J. 9; Howard M., 7; Arthur G., 2; Harold, 11 mo;
Sis-law, BASHAM, Belle E., 18, WV.

1920, John, 58; Sallie, 45; Clyde, 19; Howard, 17; Arthur, 12; Harold, 10; John, 3.

1930, John, 67; Sallie, 55; Harold, 20; John, 13.

Google Kentucky Death Records. There was an Arthur G. PORTER who d. Fayette Co., KY, 27 Sep. 1986, aged 79. That might be your Arthur. Have you tried to get an obituary?

Re: Arthur G PORTER, b. 1907, Lawrence Co., OH

Posted: 19 May 2012 8:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
It is the Arthur G. Porter descendent from John Porter and Sarah Ann Basham. He did die on that date in Lexington, KY. I can't find anything about him, and his death certificate only has his wife listed as Mrs. Arthur Porter! I can't seem to find an obituary at all.
I have all of his ancestors listed, it is him, his marriage and children I would like to find.

Arthur G PORTER, d. Lexington, KY

Posted: 19 May 2012 9:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
The City Directory for Ironton, OH, 1935, lists John J. but also lists Sarah, widow of John J. At the same address were Arthur and Harold. Clyde J. had wf. Nellie (

Have you checked city directories for Lexington, KY, for the name of Arthur's wife?

Have you checked on all of his siblings and their obituaries? Do you have the married names of his sisters so that you can find when and where they died on the Social Security Death Index?

Re: Arthur G PORTER, d. Lexington, KY

Posted: 21 May 2012 12:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Can't find any obituaries at all for any of them. Can't find married names of the girls, or even if they survived after that - can't find them after the 1935 entry, and can't locate them in the 1940 either, looked by hand.
everything I find for his wife just says, Mrs. Arthur Porter! I am stymied.

Arthur G PORTER, d. Lexington, KY

Posted: 21 May 2012 12:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Never give up!

Re: Arthur G PORTER, b. 1907, Lawrence Co., OH

Posted: 22 May 2012 2:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Does his death certificate lists where he is buried? If you can find a headstone, his spouse may be there also. Sometimes the cemetery may have more information as well.

John Porter

Re: Arthur G PORTER, d. Lexington, KY

Posted: 22 May 2012 2:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
I looked on and the following is listed for Arthur G. Porter:

Arthur G Porter, Sr
Catlettsburg, KY

Arthur G Porter, Jr
Catlettsburg, KY

Catlettsburg, KY is only 11 miles from Ironton, OH. Arthur G Porter, Jr is also listed in Ancestry's Directories. Perhaps Arthur G Porter, Jr is his son and may have more information for you?

Re: Arthur G Porter ironton, OHio

Posted: 22 Oct 2013 2:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Porter
Arthur Porter was my father. Would you let me know your interest in him.
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