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Maine Porters/Una Porter

Maine Porters/Una Porter

Posted: 1370932094000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Porter/Gerrish
I am trying to find any information I can on my g,grandmother Una Porter. I know she was born in 1918 (I don't know where, I'm assuming Maine or Canada) and died in Frederick, MD 12/28/2003. She married my g,grandfather Leland Gerrish in 1935 and that's all I can find on her. I can trace his line all the way back to England in the 1300s. If anyone can help me I will answer any questions I can and will greatly appreciate it!!!


Re: Maine Porters/Una Porter

Posted: 1371119254000
Classification: Query
I found this and since you didnt give an exact dob I was guessing this is the right person
Una E Gerrish 10 Mar 1918 15 Valley Brook Rd, Strong, ME, 04983

I found this 1930 and I almost 100% positive it is the RIGHT PORTER FAMILY
Name: Una E Partee
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1918
Birthplace: Maine
Race: White
Home in 1930: Merrill, Aroostook, Maine
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Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Thad L Partee
Father's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's Name: Annie E Partee
Mother's Birthplace: Canada
Household Members: Name Age
Thad L Partee 47
Annie E Partee 44
Pearl L Partee 24
Ruby L Partee 19
Una E Partee 12
Leah I Partee 20
Eldora L Partee 1
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upon further research I came up with
Name: Thaddeus L Porter
Gender: Male
Age: 22
Birth Date: abt 1883
Spouse: Annie E Shaffer
Spouse Age: 19
Marriage Date: 28 Jan 1905
Marriage Place: Houlton
Registration Place: Houlton, Aroostook, Maine, USA
Father: Haddeus
Mother: Jane
Spouse Father: David
Spouse Mother: Feebie

Name: Thadeus Leroy Porter
County: Aroostook
State: Maine
Birth Date: 26 Mar 1883
Race: White
Draft Board: 1

Name: Thaddeus Leroy Porter
Birth Date: 26 Mar 1883
Birth Place: New Brunswick, Canada
Residence: Essex, Massachusetts
Race: White

Name: Thadeus L Porter
Respondent: Yes
Age: 57
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Canada English
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts
Street: Burley Street
House Number: 44
Farm: Yes
Inferred Residence in 1935: Merrill, Aroostook, Maine
Residence in 1935: Merrill, Aroostook, Maine
Resident on farm in 1935: Yes
Citizenship: Naturalized
Sheet Number: 61B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 242
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Thadeus L Porter 57
Annie E Porter 55
Gustus A Rideout 62
Claude W Ashley 25
John K Broderick 18

Name: Lena Edna Porter
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 10 Mar 1918
Birth Place: Merrill
Registration Place: Merrill, Aroostook
Father: Thadues L
Mother: Edna

I am not related



Re: Maine Porters/Una Porter

Posted: 1381882212000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1381882340000
A little more...

1940 US Census
Hamilton, Essex, Massachusetts
Address: 267 Winthrop Street
Leland Gerrish 22 born about 1918 in Maine, farmer
Una Gerrish 22 born about 1918 in Maine
Ernest L Gerrish 3 born in Maine
Lance Gerrish 2 born in Maine
Leland's residence in 1935: Dyer Brook, Aroostook, Maine
Una's residence in 1935: Smyrna Mill, Aroostook, Maine
(Residence in 1935 was a question on the 1940 census)

As posted above, in 1940 Una's parents Thaddeus and Annie have also moved to Massachusetts.

Annie Shaffer born about 1885 in Elgin, New Brunswick, Canada; died 1949 in Maine
Annie Shaffer's FATHER:
David William Shaffer (son of Wilhelm Frederick Shaffer and Christiana Jacobine Shevantzer) was born 04 April 1841 in Weinsdurg, Germany, and died 24 Nov 1897 in Albert co., New Brunswick, Canada
Annie Shaffer's MOTHER:
Phoebe Ellen Doucett born about 1857 and died 20 June 1891.
(SOURCE: online family tree "Descendants of Wilhelm F. Shafer of Canada")

Looked for Annie and her parents (using their names per marriage record) and found David, Phoebe, and children in 1891 census in Elgin, Albert, New Brunswick, Canada.

David A. Shaffer b 1873 - d 1936
George Leonard Shaffer b 1875 - d 1945 in Elgin
Herbert Shaffer b 1884 - d 1954
Annie b 1885 <-----------------d. 1949 in Maine
Colby b 1887 - d 1971 Moncton, New Brunswick (m Pearl Ogelvie)
May Olive Shaffer b 1889 ----------d 1980 Maine (m J. Osneo)
(not completed - !)
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