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PORTER, Alexander
(1802-)
Catherine
(1812-1852)
PORTER, James
(1831-1920)

 

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Spouses/Children:
BOWER, Elizabeth

PORTER, James 3

  • Born: 27 Oct 1831, Strabane, , Tyrone, Northern Ireland 3 4 5 6
  • Marriage: BOWER, Elizabeth on 17 Dec 1857 in Kemptville, Grenville, Ontario, Canada 1 2
  • Died: 25 May 1920, Powassan, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada aged 88 6
  • Buried: 27 May 1920, Powassan, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada 6 7

bullet   Cause of his death was old age.6

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bullet  Burial Notes:

He is buried in the Union Cemetery, Powassan, Ontario.

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bullet  Facts and details for James Porter:

He emigrated from Ireland to , , , Canada in 1844. 5

He worked as a clerk in 1851 in Oxford Township, Grenville, Ontario, Canada. 8

He lived in Oxford Township, Grenville, Ontario, Canada in 1851-1861. 8 9

He was the owner of a business in 1856 in Osgoode, Carleton, Ontario, Canada. The John C. Bower and co-operative company began in Osgoode in 1856 along the Old Prescott-Bytown Road that would be known as West Osgoode. The members of the company were John Conrad Bower, Joseph Bower, James Porter and Andrew Blackburn, general merchants and proprietors of steam saw mills. The mill was established at a cost of $300 with a 16 horsepower engine and capable of turning 800,000 feet of lumber per year. In connection with the sawmill there was an extensive turning factory where table legs and bedsteads were turned out in large quantities.

He was the owner of a business and was a merchant in 1861 in Oxford Township, Grenville, Ontario, Canada. 9

He was the owner of a business and a merchant in 1871-1881 in Kemptville, Grenville, Ontario, Canada. 10 11

He lived in Kemptville, Grenville, Ontario, Canada in 1871-1881. 10 11

He lived at Lot 11 Clothier Street in Kemptville, Grenville, Ontario, Canada in 1876. 12

He was the owner of Bower, Blackburn and Porter on 2 Mar 1887 in Brandon, Westman, Manitoba, Canada. 13

He worked as a general merchant in 1891 in Nipissing, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. 14

He lived in Nipissing, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada in 1891. 14

He lived at S. Main Street in Kemptville, Grenville, Ontario, Canada in 1891. 15

He was the owner of a business and a merchant in 1901-1911 in Powassan, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. 5 16

He lived in Powassan, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada in 1901-1920. 5 6 16


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James married Elizabeth BOWER, daughter of Joseph BOWER and Mary Ann HUNTINGTON, on 17 Dec 1857 in Kemptville, Grenville, Ontario, Canada.1 2 (Elizabeth BOWER was born on 7 Feb 1837 in Kemptville, Grenville, Ontario, Canada,5 17 died on 6 Feb 1912 in Powassan, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada 17 18 and was buried in Powassan, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada 19.). The cause of her death was acute pneumonia.6


bullet  Marriage Notes:

They were married in St. James Anglican Church by Rector Richard Lewis. The witnesses were Andrew Blackburn and Mary Bower. 2

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Sources


1 One World Tree, http://trees.ancestry.ca/owt/person.aspx?pid=93795363.

2 St. James Anglican (Kemptville, Ontario, Canada), "Volume 1K2, page 154," Marriage of James Porter and Eliza Bower; Anglican Church - Ontario Archives, Kingston.

3 One World Tree, http://trees.ancestry.ca/owt/person.aspx?pid=66786336.

4 "Ontario Marriage Records 1801-1936," database.

5 1901 census of Canada, Ontario, sub-district K, Himsworth, p. 6, dwelling 50, family 50; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry, Census - Canada - 1901 - Ontario.

6 "Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947," database, James Porter; Parry Sound 1920.

7 Union Cemetery - Powassan ON, digital images (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~murrayp/parrysnd/powassan/union/index.htm : accessed 21 Nov 2012), James Porter.

8 1851 census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, Ontario - Upper Canada - Canada West, Oxford, p. 93; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry, Census - Canada - 1851 - Ontario - Upper Canada - Canada West.

9 1861 census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, Ontario, Township of Oxford, district 1, Township of Oxford, p. 2; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry.com, Census - Canada - 1861 - Ontario.

10 1871 census of Canada, Ontario, district 70, Kemptville, p. 2, dwelling 5, family 6; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry.com, Census - Canada - 1871 - Ontario.

11 1881 census of Canada, Ontario, district 107, Kemptville, p. 20, dwelling 99, family 99; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry, Census - Canada - 1881 - Ontario.

12 Ontario, Canada vol. Kemptville 1876: 1, James Porter; digital images, Ontario, Canada Voter Lists - 1867-1900(accessed 19 Feb 2015).

13 "Notice to Creditors," Manitoba Daily Free Press, 22 March 1887, p. 3; digital images.

14 "Census of Canada - 1891," database, Census - Canada - 1891, James Porter and family; Nipissing and Himsworth South, Muskoka and Parry Sound, Ontario, roll T-6354, Family No: 31.

15 Ontario, Canada vol. Kemptville 1891: 6, James A. Porter; digital images, Ontario, Canada Voter Lists - 1867-1900(accessed 20 Feb 2015).

16 1911 census of Canada, Ontario, district 108, sub-district 40, Powassan, p. 3, dwelling 2, family 2; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry, Census - Canada - 1911 - Ontario.

17 "Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947," database, Eliza Bower Porter; Parry Sound 1912.

18 Internet web site, http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Park/4501/y2kcan.htm.

19 Union Cemetery - Powassan ON, digital images (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~murrayp/parrysnd/powassan/union/index.htm : accessed 21 Nov 2012), Eliza Bower Porter.