Arthur Porter Jr.

20 Apr 1876 - 30 Dec 1967

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Arthur Porter Jr.

20 Apr 1876 - 30 Dec 1967
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Arthur Porter Jr.

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Rexburg Cemetery

312 Cemetery Rd
Rexburg, Madison, Idaho
United States
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August 4, 2011
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August 4, 2011

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Contributor: Hokie374 Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

and botany. In addition he would conduct a "science group, the purpose of which is to investigate the newest achievements in the scientific world". He also was committed to be a lecturer on religious subjects at some devotionals; and to be the Chairman of the Academy Grounds Committee. In this capacity he directed the campus clean up and the planting of 350 trees one Arbor Day. He continued to teach until 1916 when he quit to devote full time to the newspaper which he had owned since 1906 and to enlarge a book store he had recently purchased. Porter served in the Stake Presidency of the Rexburg Stake for 20 years, was the mayor of Rexburg for three terms, during which time he designed and oversaw the planting of the park which is now called Porter Park. He personally obtained and planted many of the trees himself. He also served in the Idaho Legislature for three terms; was food administrator for Madison County during World War I, served as secretary of the Rexburg Chamber of Commerce for 12 years. He was the father of 11 children. His sons took over the businesses which he established and built upon them until they became Porter's Book and Variety Store, Artco Printing, and the Rexburg Standard/Journal newspaper. He was an environmentalist who never wasted anything. He died in December of 1967 at the age of 91. He was survived by his second wife, Nelle and 9 children. This brief history was submitted by Ann Porter Zollinger when some of the Porter books were donated to the David O. McKay Library at Ricks College.

Life timeline of Arthur Porter Jr.

1876
Arthur Porter Jr. was born on 20 Apr 1876
Arthur Porter Jr. was 11 years old when Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London. William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Claire, Iowa Territory, but he lived for several years in his father's hometown in Toronto Township, Ontario, Canada, before the family returned to the Midwest and settled in the Kansas Territory.
Arthur Porter Jr. was 17 years old when Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
Arthur Porter Jr. was 28 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
Arthur Porter Jr. was 41 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Arthur Porter Jr. was 54 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Arthur Porter Jr. was 63 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Arthur Porter Jr. was 68 years old when World War II: The Allied invasion of Normandy—codenamed Operation Overlord—begins with the execution of Operation Neptune (commonly referred to as D-Day), the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history. The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945). The Allies promoted the alliance as a means to control German, Japanese and Italian aggression.
Arthur Porter Jr. was 80 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Arthur Porter Jr. died on 30 Dec 1967 at the age of 91
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