Sunday, July 24, 2011

Clarence Ridgeway Porter, 1888-1974

Seymour Herald - 4 July 1974
  Clarence Ridgeway Porter, son of Charles and Addie Porter, was born in Appanoose County, Iowa, Aug. 31, 1888, and died June 26, 1974, at Eldora, Iowa.
  On March 15, 1911, he was united in marriage to Mae Brinkley.  She passed away June 10, 1966. To this union were born three children, Velma Shook of Benton, Ark., Charles Porter of Rockford, Ill., and Joe Porter of Iowa Falls.
  In early life Porter farmed and taught school. Later he was a rural letter carrier at Mystic and served 36 years until retirement. In 1961 the Porters moved to Seymour.
  He was active in school and church work and was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren church of Seymour. He was a good neighbor and always willing to help others.
  He is survived by his three children, 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren, three sisters, Louise Porter of California, Gladys Wailes of Centerville and Grace Rose of Cincinnati.
  He was married to Edna Kinney Aug. 3, 1968, and she died in 1969.
  Funeral was Saturday, June 29, at the Liggett-Randolph Funeral home in Seymour with interment in Jerome cemetery. Grandsons were pallbearers.
  The editor sincerely appreciates the contribution to The Jerome Journal of the above obituary by Jo Porter of Denver, Iowa.

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