Saturday, June 3, 2017

J. M. Porter Co.

I recently found this token for sale on eBay.

Thanks to several friends, especially Judith Wilson, it appears that this token was used by a grocery store in Beaver Dam that was owned by James McHenry Porter, who was born 1 Oct 1862 and died 3 March 1935. Mr. Porter is buried in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

The 1930 census shows his occupation as merchant/grocer in Beaver Dam.

Mr. Porter's parents were Martin Van Buren Porter and Sarah Angeline Porter and his spouse was Nancy Mary (Arnold) Porter. They had six children: Roxie Josephine, Clytie Hayden, Edith Ada, Altha, Marie and Henrye Arnold.

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