Name: David Oscar PORTER
Birth: 23 MAR 1852 in Chester County, South Carolina
Death: 2 JAN 1939 in Desha Co, AR
Age 6 in 1860 census living in Chester County, SC with mother & 3 siblings.
Age 15 in 1870 census living in Washington Township, Bradley County, AR as a farm laborer with the Montgomery family.
Age 27 (parents b SC) in 1880 census living in Red Fork Township, Desha County, AR as a farm laborer living in the Blakemore household.
Age 43 (parents b SC) in 1900 census living on a farm, owned free & clear, in Randolph Township, Desha County, AR as a farmer with wife, 2 sisters-in-law, bartender, & 2 servants.
Age 58 (parents b SC) in 1910 census living on a farm, owned, at 3 Washington Ave in Randolph Township, Desha County, AR as a farmer with wife & 2 children.
Age 65 (self b AR, father b TN, mother b SC) in 1920 census living on East Choctaw, home owned free & clear, in Dumas, Randolph Township, Desha County, AR with wife & 2 children.
Age 77 (father b TN, mother SC) in 1930 census living on a farm, owned worth $7000, on College St in Dumas, Randolph Township, Desha County, AR as a farmer with wife, son, daughter-in-law.
D. O. PORTER, saloon-keeper, Arkansas City. Mr. Porter, proprietor of the Senate Saloon of Arkansas City, was born in Chester County, S. C., in 1851, and is the third of a family of four children, the result of the union of W. A. and Martha (Cherry) Porter, natives of South Carolina. W. A. Porter was a wheelwright by trade, and manufactured buggies, carriages, etc. His shop was located in Landsfoot, where he died in 1853, and where his widow survived him until 1886. Their children are all now living: W. A. (resides at Pendleton), Mary E. (wife of J. B. Jackson), D. 0., and E. M. (who resides in this county, and is engaged in the lumber business). D. 0. Porter was educated in South Carolina and in Drew County, Ark., whither he came in company with his mother in 1869. He commenced for himself as the manager of a farm for A. W. Blackemore, when twenty-five years of age, having, previous to that time, remained with his mother, conducted the plantation for Mr. Blackemore for four years, and then took charge of a plantation for Quilling & Goza for two years. After this he rented a plantation and ran the same for one year at Pendleton, and then became manager of Dr. Taylor's place for some time at South Bend, Lincoln County, where he remained until coming to Arkansas City, in 1884. He then engaged in the saloon business at this place, and does an annual business of from $6,000 to $8,000. He has been successful in all his enterprises, and is a first-class business-man. At the present time he is one of the aldermen of Arkansas City, and was elected to this position in April 1889. In politics he affiliates with the Democratic Party.
Father: William A PORTER b: 3 DEC 1785 in South Carolina
Mother: Martha Jane CHERRY b: 3 JUL 1826 in Chester County, South Carolina
Fannie HALL b: MAR 1873 in Louisiana
- David Oscar PORTER b: 29 JUN 1900 in Arkansas
- Beryl C PORTER b: 4 APR 1903 in Arkansas
19 Sep 1860 census for SC, Chester Co, Lands Forde PO, p 158 (79B)
30 Jun 1870 census for AR, Bradley Co, Washington Twp, Adamsville PO, p 5 (599A)
29 Jun 1880 census for AR, Desha Co, Red Fork Twp, ED 74, p 31 (280C)
bio, parents from http://www.rootsweb.com/~ardesha/goodspd.htm#P4
9 Jun 1900 census for AR, Desha Co, Randolph Twp, ED 63, Sh 5B
birth, death, marriage date from worldconnect.rootsweb.com, database "timothybidleman"
Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950 at Ancestry.com
7 May 1910 census for AR, Desha Co, Randolph Twp, Dumas, ED 36, Sh 4B
2 Jan 1920 census for AR, Desha Co, Randolph Twp, Dumas, ED 43, Sh 1A
12 Apr 1930 census for AR, Desha Co, Randolph Twp, Dumas, ED 21-14, Sh 12B