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Porter, Henry A.

HENRY A. PORTER, Alderman and general insurance agent, Corry was born August 24, 1844, in Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., N.Y., and is a son of Anson Porter. In the early part of 1869, our subject came to Corry from Meadville. He was the first telegrapher in the old Atlantic & Great Western Railroad, and was in the construction department of this road until its completion, when he came to Corry and engaged in the boot and shoe trade. In 1873, he went into the Corry Savings Bank, of which his father was manager; the latter was taken ill in 1878, dying in 1882 of softening of the brain, when his son, Mr. Henry A. Porter, took charge of the bank, wound up its affairs, settling without loss or a lawsuit. Mr. Porter was united in marriage, in Meadville, Penn., August, 1866, with Miss Sarah A. Kress. They are the parents of one daughter, about fifteen years old.


 

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