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Alonzo James Porter

A.J. Porter
Full Name: Alonzo James Porter
Birth date: May 28, 1877
Death date: July 9, 1948

Terms of Service

  • House, 32nd Legislature
    1/10/1911 - 1/14/1913
  • House, 31st (1) Legislature
    1/12/1909 - 1/10/1911
(1) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture) 1910.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Alonzo James Porter, birth date 5/28/1877 in Mississippi, death date 7/9/1948 in Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico. Spouse Dona Marcia Dansbee. Death of mother Sophronia S. Thornton 2/25/1902 and father James Walden Porter 10/28/1909 in Carlton, Hamilton County, Texas. Welch Family Tree. Ancestry.com .
  • Representatve A.J. Porter of Hamilton, "To Stop Sale of Bad Seeds: Porter Would Protect His Constituents from Fraud," 1/9/1911, p. 8. Austin Statesman .
  • Census of 1880 - Alonza Porter, Utica, Hinds County, Mississippi, age 3, in household of father James W. Porter and mother Safroma S. Porter.
    A.J. Porter, marriage to Dona Dansbee 7/20/1904 in Hamilton County, Texas.
    Census of 1910 - Lon J. Porter, Justice Precinct 1, Hamilton County, Texas, age 32, born circa 1878 in Mississippi, farmer, wife Dona M., sons James I., Weldon B., and Rhoy R.
    Census of 1920 - H.J. Porter [A.J. Porter], Chico, Colfax County, New Mexico, age 42, born circa 1878 in Mississippi, farmer, wife Dona, sons James, Bailey, Dale, Harold, Jack, and Jiggs, daughter Dolly.
    Census of 1930 - Alanzo J. Porter, Precinct 18, Colfax County, New Mexico, age 52, born circa 1878 in Mississippi, farmer, wife Dona M., sons Jack M., Earl M., Raymond B., and Billie B., daughters Della G. and Helen J. FamilySearch . Texas Marriages, 1837-1973 1910
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  • Alonzo James Porter, birth date 5/28/1877, farming, "work on my farm, Malpie, Colfax County, NM," nearest relative Dona M. Porter, residence in Union County, New Mexico, 1917-1918. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 .
  • Alonzo James Porter (1877-1948), burial in Fairmont Cemetery, Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, with spouse Dona Marcia Dansbee Porter. Birth date 5/28/1877, death date 7/9/1948. Father James W. Porter, birth date 1/14/1843, death date 10/28/1909, burial in Carlton Cemetery, Carlton, Hamilton County, Texas, including obituary from Confederate Veteran magazine. Find a Grave . Alonzo James Porter James W. Porter
  • Obituary of Jiggs Porter (Earl Mayfield Porter), 5/25/2005, Raton, New Mexico. "His father, Alonzo James Porter, a school teacher and graduate of John Tarleton University in Stephenville, Texas, and his mother, Dona Marcia Dansbee, met and married in Hamilton, Texas. In 1912, they pulled up stakes, traveling across country by wagon to settle in Malpie, just south of Capulin. Jiggs, christened Earl Mayfield Porter, was born Feb. 1, 1916, the seventh of 11 children." Genealogy.com 2004.
  • Death notice, father J.W. Porter, The Stephenville Empire, 11/5/1909, p. 5, crediting Stephenville Public Library. "J.W. Porter died at his home near Carlton Thursday of last week. He was an old citizen of Hamilton county and had many friends in Erath as well. Hon. A.J. Porter, representative from Hamilton at the present time and former treasurer of that county, is a son of the deceased." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Candidate announcement and photo, county treasurer, "A.J. Porter: In the Race for Representative," The Goldthwaite Eagle, 4/11/1908, p. 7, crediting Jennie Trent Dew Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Move to New Mexico in 1915, "A.J. Porter and family took passage in Hamilton Wednesday for Des Moines, New Mexico . . . Lon Porter was raised in this county, served as county treasurer . . . " "Neighboring News," Hamilton, The Goldthwaite Eagle, 8/14/1915, p. 5, crediting Jennie Trent Dew Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 32nd Legislature (1911) - A.J. Porter, postoffice Hamilton, nativity Mississippi, age 33 (born circa 1878), farmer, 30 years in Texas, member of former legislatures: 31st, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
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