The Junction City Weekly Union Junction City, Kansas 15 April 1876 Sat Death Notice : Ed T. Porter
Death of d. T. Porter. A dispatch was received Friday morning, morning, from Doctor Luther Hall, announcing announcing the d;ath of Ed. T. Porter, Porter, at 1.03 Angeles, California, on Thursday. About the latter part of last week a letter was received stating that a consultation of physicians had resulted in the conclusion that he could not survive three months, and that he would be at home about the first of May. Mr. Porter left Junction City about the 25th of January January for California, in search of a climate which might Improve his condition, but a number of friends then were apprehensive apprehensive that he might not be able to cross the mountains. He arrived safe, and for some weeks gave glowing accounts of his improved condition. Ed. T. Porter came to Junction City in 1866, and immediately entered into partnership partnership in the drug business with Dr. Luther Hall. He was a man of extraordinary extraordinary energy, a most persistent, "tireless "tireless worker. His life was characterized by the strictest integrity, liberality, and a high sense of honor. Porter never deceived. He was straight forward, frank, and honest in little and great things. He was one of the moving spirits In the Presbyterian church of this place, and his associates in every respect believed believed him to be a godly man. At its organization organization he was elected one of its Ruling Elders, which position he occupied until the day of his death. This congregation will greatly miss his zeal, enthusiasm, and advice. He was married December 3d, 1867, to Miss Lucy McBratney, who survives him, together with a son. Mr. Porter camo to Junction City from Leavenworth. Ho had previously resided in Indianapolis, and Cincinnati. He came originally from Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, where his mother still resides. He was about thirty-six thirty-six thirty-six years old. He lived a good life, and dies greatly mourned. His friends have ordered his remains shipped to this place. Dr. Hall will probably probably accompany them.