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Ruth L. Clark

Female 1851 - 1928


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  • Name  Ruth L. Clark  [1, 2
    Born  25 Mar 1851  Harrison County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • Her maiden surname may have been spelled "Clark" or "Clarke."
    Alt. Birth  Mar 1852  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Census  1900  Pleasant Township, Poweshiek County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Ruth Porter, wife, white, female, born in March 1852, age 48, married, married for 27 years, mother of 2 children, 2 of these children living, born in Ohio, father born in Ohio, mother born in Maryland, could read, could write, could speak English
    Iowa State Census  1905  Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Card #: 195, Mrs. Ruth Porter, Post Office: Grinnell, Iowa
    Census  1910  Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Ruth Porter, wife, female, white, age 52, married (once), years of present marriage 37, mother of 2 children, 2 of those children living, birthplace Ohio, father's birthplace Ohio, mother's birthplace Maryland, could speak English, occupation none, could read, could write
    Census  1920  Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Ruth Porter, wife, female, white, age 67, married, could read, could write, born in Ohio, father's birthplace Ohio, mother's birthplace Maryland, could speak English, occupation none
    Died  24 Jun 1928  Storm Lake, Buena Vista County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried  26 Jun 1928  Alta, Buena Vista County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Obituary  3 Jul 1928  Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Grinnell Herald 
    • Ruth Clarke Porter, wife of Sampson J. Porter, passed away at her home in Storm Lake on June 24 [1928], after an illness of nineteen years duration. She was 77 years and three months old at the time of her death. During her long period of illness she was cheerful and patient, never permitting her suffering to triumph over her courageous spirit. The funeral was held on June 26, and Mrs. Porter was buried at Alta.

      Ruth Clarke Porter was born March 25, 1851, in Harrison County, Ohio, the daughter of Aaron and Cassane Clarke. In 1865 the family moved to Iowa, and in 1873 she was married to Sampson J. Porter, and the couple lived on their farm near Malcom for thirty years. To this union were born two children, Worth and Mary. About 1903 they moved to Grinnell, and lived here until about six years ago, then changing their residence to Storm Lake.

      Mrs. Porter leaves to mourn her death two children, Worth Porter of Storm Lake, Mrs. Mary Ewart of Grinnell; three grandchildren, Glenn Porter, Wayne Porter and Ruth Ewart; one great-grandchild, Lois May Porter; four brothers, Mack, Grinnell; Thomas, Dakota; Nathan, Ewart; Douglas, Washington; and four sisters, Mrs. Mary Kirkland, Grinnell; Mrs. Lucinda McFadden, Grinnell; Clara Donnan, Minnesota, and Hulda Rowe, Iowa City.

      [This obituary was re-published on the Poweshiek County Iowa, GenWeb pages]
    Person ID  I53385  All Families
    Last Modified  25 Mar 2015 

    Family  Sampson J. Porter,   b. Sep 1848, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1920 and 1925 
    Married  7 Feb 1873  Malcom, Poweshiek County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 7
    Children 
     1. Worth W. Porter,   b. Feb 1874, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1957
    >2. Mary W. Porter,   b. 11 Oct 1890, near Malcom, Poweshiek County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1978, Friendship Manor, Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  25 Mar 2015 
    Family ID  F21240  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Grinnell city, Ward 4, Grinnell Township, Poweshiek County, Iowa; enumeration district: 127; supervisor's district: 95, sheet number: 11A, page number: 104; enumeration date: January 13, 1920

    2. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S7119] Porter, Ruth (Clarke) - Obituary, (originally published in The Grinnell Herald, July 3, 1928; Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Pleasant Township, Poweshiek County, Iowa; enumeration district: 107, supervisor's district: 6, sheet number: 4B, page number: 158; enumeration date: June 12, 1900

    5. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa; Roll: IA_108

    6. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Grinnell city, Grinnell Township, Poweshiek County, Iowa, ward 4; supervisor's district: 6, enumeration district: 115, sheet number: 23B, page number: 101; enumeration date: May 12 & 13, 1910

    7. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Grinnell, Ward 4, Poweshiek County, Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1923