Nelle Porter (Child)

2 Jan 1886 - 11 Jun 1969


Nelle Porter (Child)

2 Jan 1886 - 11 Jun 1969
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Written by Mary Louise Clarke Barker Louise Child Porter was born September 8, 1909, to Arthur Porter Jr. and Nelle Child Porter in Rexburg, Madison County, Idaho. She was the fourth child in a family of ten. She attended schools in Rexburg and then graduated from Ricks College where she participate
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Nelle Porter (Child)


Rexburg Cemetery

312 Cemetery Rd
Rexburg, Madison, Idaho
United States


August 4, 2011


August 4, 2011

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Louise Child Porter Clarke

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Written by Mary Louise Clarke Barker Louise Child Porter was born September 8, 1909, to Arthur Porter Jr. and Nelle Child Porter in Rexburg, Madison County, Idaho. She was the fourth child in a family of ten. She attended schools in Rexburg and then graduated from Ricks College where she participated in the school orchestra as a violinist. She worked after school and during the summers at her father’s businesses-Porter’s Book Store and the Rexburg Journal. She helped with the proofreading at the newspaper. During this time she met David Ronald Clarke and became engaged to him when he left for an LDS Mission to Oakland, California. When he returned, they were married February 20, 1931, in the Logan LDS Temple. After their marriage, they left for a log home on a ranch near Salmon, Idaho, along with Ronald’s parents, where they became sharecroppers. Their first child, David Ronald Clarke Jr., was born in the home in 1933. In late March or early April 1934 they moved to Tendoy, Idaho, where her second son, Arthur Porter Clarke, was born in 1935. Daughter Mary Louise Clarke was born at the Salmon Hospital in 1938. In March of the same year, the family relocated to Darby, Montana, where they purchased property. There were no LDS Church facilities there, so meetings were held in their home with family, neighbors and friends. Merlyn John Clarke was born at home here in 1940. In the early spring of 1941 they moved once again to Moise, Montana, in order to get the early crops in the ground. Here they worked from daylight to dark, always fighting weather and the lack of water to scratch out a living. In the fall of 1942 they sold everything and moved back to Rexburg, living first in her Grandmother Porter’s home and then on a rented farm in Archer near Rexburg. On April 10, 1945, Warren Patrick Clarke was born. In November 1945 Ronald was able to purchase his Grandfather Griffin’s home in Clarkston, Utah, as well as land to farm. On November 10, 1947, she gave birth to a second daughter, Bessie Nell Clarke, who passed away November 17, 1947. On August 25, 1949, James Thomas Clarke was born. On January 10, 1953, Louise gave birth to a stillborn baby boy. Ronald and Louise had a small dance band and played for dances from Malad, Idaho, to Plymouth, Utah and all the towns in between, and from Preston, Idaho, to Hyrum, Utah. Louise also taught in the YWMIA and the Primary. She worked for a time a Thiokol Chemical Corp. at Promontory, Utah. She later worked as a C.N.A. at Sunshine Terrace in Logan, Utah. On November 26, 1974, Louise and Ronald were called to serve an LDS Mission in Adelaide, Australia. They were released on August 19, 1976. Four years after their return they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in July of 1981 with their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and their extended family and friends. Ronald died from cancer in 1984. Louise, 80, sold her home in Clarkston and moved to St. George, Utah, where she purchased a two-bedroom bungalow. She served as a visiting teacher and was active in the DUP. She traveled to visit her children in Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Nebraska and Utah. She died May 14, 1999, just two days after returning home from accompanying her sister Mary Nell Harris to Omaha, Nebraska, where she visited with her son Patrick and family.

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Nelle Porter (Child) was born on 2 Jan 1886
Nelle Porter (Child) was 7 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.
Nelle Porter (Child) was 23 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
Nelle Porter (Child) was 26 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
Nelle Porter (Child) was 35 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
Nelle Porter (Child) was 54 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Nelle Porter (Child) was 58 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.
Nelle Porter (Child) was 67 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Nelle Porter (Child) died on 11 Jun 1969 at the age of 83
Grave record for Nelle Porter (Child) (2 Jan 1886 - 11 Jun 1969), BillionGraves Record 81291 Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States