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E. Tom Porter

E.T. Porter
Full Name: Edgar Thomas Porter
Birth date: March 12, 1869
Death date: December 23, 1929

Terms of Service

  • House, 27th (1) Legislature
    1/8/1901 - 1/13/1903
(1) Hix, Texas. "Initially the community was called Fraimville in honor of the Fraim family, another group of early settlers." Handbook of Texas Online .

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • John Wilson "Jack" Porter, birth date 9/18/1836 in Morgantown, Butler County, Kentucky; death date 2/17/1919 in Morgan, Bosque County, Texas. Son Edgar Thomas Porter with second wife Ellen O. Gresham. Pearce Family Tree. Ancestry.com .
  • Census of 1880 - Edgar T. Porter, Burleson County, age 11, born circa 1869 in Texas, son of John W. and Ellen O. Porter.
    Census of 1900 - Thomas Porter, Burleson County, born May 1869 in Texas, age 31, farm laborer, single, head of household. FamilySearch . 1900 1880
  • J.W. Porter, birth date 9/18/1836, death date 2/17/1919, biographical sketch, burial in Hix Cemetery, Hix, Burleson County. Relatives: John Wilson Porter - father; Edgar Thomas Porter - son. "Elizabeth died December 10, 1866 and John married second to Ellen O. Grisham in 1867. They had two sons (Edgar Thomas and James Dahle) and one daughter (Minnie) who died at the age of two." Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, "Well Known Fraimville Citizen Dies," The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger, 1/3/1930, p. 1, crediting the Harrie P. Woodson Library. E. Tom Porter, age 62, died 12/23/1929 on a farm in Mumford [Robertson County], "State Representative for this district . . . he was never married," burial in Hix Cemetery, son of the late Jack Porter, Sr. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, J.W. Porter. Born 9/18/1836 in Kentucky. Second marriage in 1867 to Ellen Gresham; three children included "E.T., who is teaching." Lewis Publishing Company. History of Texas, Together with a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties, 1893, pp. 402-404. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 27th Legislature (1901) - E.T. Porter, postoffice Hix, nativity Texas, age 31 (born circa 1870), stockman, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Brief biographical sketch, E. Tom Porter, p. 206. Born 3/12/1869 in Burleson County. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas 1901.
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