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George D. Porter


Posted By: Mary (email)
Date: 11/2/2009 at 09:09:32

George D. Porter is the son of George D. and Sarah McCoy Porter; was born in Perry County Pennsylvania in 1846. He obtained a fair education in the public schools and later studied law at Richmond, Missouri, being admitted to the Bar at that place. He began his practice of his profession at Moulton; Appanoose County Iowa in 1870. In the following year he returned to Richmond and there married Hannah Rodman of there. They then came to Moulton but soon took up their residence at Centerville where he carried on a very lucrative practice.

Mr. Porter was a thorough believer in the principles of the Democrat party, and was always active in the the party councils. The citizens of Centerville choose him to the important position of Mayor and he also served on the school board.

His useful life came to an end in Centerville on the 11th of February 1899, and thus passed away a man whose worth was well recognized by his fellow citizens and whose influence in public and social affairs will long be felt in the community. He left behind his widow who lives in Centerville and five children; Claude R., Sadie L., Northa I., George McCoy and Anna Mary.


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