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JAMES DENFORD PORTER

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Richmond Times-Dispatch

Richmond, Virginia

08 Nov 1967, Wed  •  Page 22

Porter was a cotton planter "advanced in years"  (He was 50) who had a strong interest in setting up a textile factory in Brazil.  He was accomplished at assessing agricultural lands and was a shrewd observer of people.  By mid-1867, the first wave of some 250 settlers had snapped up the choice areas around Santa Barbara d'Oeste  - "a high, healthy country, with plenty of fine lands."  Those already settled were doing well and realizing large yeilds of corn and cotton, even with the most "imperfect farming."  In Porter's opinion, the sugar grown in the region was "very superior to what was produced in Louisiana." 

 

Porter returned to Alabama and traveled to New York two days after receiving a letter from Nathan requesting that he do so.  Arriving near the end of August, he soon met with numerous Southern merchants who repre-sented the crop prospect in the South as generally good.  The overall situation though was very gloomy.

Porter's contribution to the capital needed for his "contemplated partnership" with Nathan was to have come partly from the proceeds of the sale of his cotton, but that possibility was dimming: "The decline in cotton in Liverpool has materially lessened my prospect of realizing any available amount on my cotton."  Undaunted, Porter promised to "exert" himself in favor of immigration to Brazil after he returned home.  In the interim, he suggested, Nathan should promote the establishment of a line of steamers from the South to Rio.

At Nathan's request, Porter contacted Lehman Brothers of New York having first ascertained in Montgomery that the firm was of "high standing."

James Denford Porters's family was of Scotts-Irish descent, his great-grandfather having immigrated from Londonderry, Ireland prior to the American Revolution.    The family landed in Philadelphia and eventually made their way to South Carolina after a brief stay in North Carolina - having fled that state due to the revolution. The descendants eventually made their way to Tennessee where James Denford Porter was born.

He was born in 1817 and had removed to Alabama where in Benton County he married 1842 to Susan Meigs Franci, the daughter of Miller and Hannah Henry Francis.   They would have at least nine children, all but the last, born before the Civil War in Marengo County Alabama. where James had a plantation.

James was closely associated with Charles Natan and G.T. Gunter -   

(The following is a paraphrased excerpt from "A Confluence of Transatlantic Networks by Laura Jarnigan)

 

James Porter got involved with Charles Nathan and G.T. Gunter's plans for Brazilian immigration with final contracts initiated by Nathan having been completed on July 23, 1867.  He got involved rather quickly,  being recruited by Wiil Gunter, son of G.T. Gunter declaring to a cousin in Texas, "The best thing for our people, who are willing and capable of labor, or who has the means to buy labor... is to come to this country."  Because he had no interest in any colonization schemes or land speculations, his opinions were "uninfluenced by interested motives."  He made the trip to Brazil to check out the situation.

The balance of Porter's New York activities involved visiting a sewing machine company, a steam engine company, and the Mechanics Institute "from where I sent a great variety of such goods and machinery as we would want for Southern immigrants."   Porter was quite confident that he could get a "responsible and reliable correspondent in New York whenever it is necessary," or that Nathan could do the same through his agents in New Orleans."

Porter thought it unfortunate that Dunn and Hastings had been the most "conspicuous promoters" of emigration and pledged to devote the winter to recruiting one hundred families to leave in April.  He anticipated that these families would have to be "a class of emigrants able to subsist themselves for the first year, but not to open roads  and transport themselves to the interior."  He did not think he could attract large landowners who could not "consent to abandon their lands yet... for they cannot sell at any price and the few who have the means are inclined to remain and endure in hope or go into the Northern States."

LEHMAN BROTHERS, one of today's largest investment banks started as a general merchandise store opened in Montgomery by a German Jewish immigrant, Henry Lehman, in 1844.  By 1850, his brothers Emanuel and Mayer had joined him, and the business became known as Lehman Brothers.  As cotton grew in importance, the Leh-mans became factors, accepting it in payment for their merchandise, then selling it for cash or trading it.  By 1858, the volume of business was so great that Lehman Brothers opened a commo-dities trading office in New York, to which the firm relocated after the Civil War hostilities ceased. 

In late November 1867, Porter submitted material to the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser, which appeared in late 1867 and reported that Nathan had a Brazilian government contract to bring one thousand families.  Although Nathan's passenger rates were less than the New York lines, only the voyage of the Tartar was undertaken, sailing in April 1868 with several hundred emigrants who affiliated with the colony of their choice.  Overall, though, Natha "lost heavily" on the venture.

Of particular interest to understanding Confederate migration itself are the planned but never realized activities of would-be partners Charles Nathan and James D. Porter.  Their objectives clearly indicate that they envisioned not just resettling southerners in Brazil, but putting in place the infrastructure that would provide the migrants with continued linkages into the Atlantic economy, apparently using cotton production as the foundation for the endeavor.

As in any large-scale migration, some settlers were not at all happy with their new surroundings and returned back to their former homes (or elsewhere in the United States).  Porter believed those considering leaving "must look at the South as it is, and as it is to be.  The days of Southern prosperity are passed, and the future gives no promise of their return, but rather that the cup of Southern humiliation and suffering is not yet full.  "He also offers a valuable perspective concerning migrants who chose not to stay in Brazil: "Recently a few of those who came out in this spring's emigration have returned to the U.S.  This was to have been expected, for you and I have seen too many return from the new countries of the U.S. -- the most with extravagant accounts of their faults -- to expect that any one country could please everybody."  The western portions of the North American continent, the "new countries of the U.S., must have seemed almost as foreign to a potential southern emigrant as any other country.  Porter's time in Brazil was short, though, he died of yellow fever not long after he and his family arrived on November 21, 1868, in Rio de Janeiro, leaving a widow and all of his children. 

 

Source:

'The Confederados by Dawsey

Susan Francis Porter, now a widow so soon after arriving in Rio, lost all of her money to an American confidence man (con artist).  She moved to  Campinas, where, aided by her brother-in-law George Northrup, opened a boarding house for American and English immigrants.  While there, a special friendship developed between the Mortons and the Porters, and later, Susan Porter sent her son to study and live with George Morton.  Still later, in 1884, William Porter went to Brazil's Northeast, where he became one of the Presbyterian church's most successful lay evangelists.  Around 1890, we find William Porter in Santos, the manager of the coffee house of Hard, Rand & co., and still "a blessing to the missionaries and their work."  The Methodist Hugh Tucker sold bibles in the city and preached in the Porter's house "in Portuguese to a goodly number of Brazilians.  He married Katherine Hall, daughter of George Hall.

A daughter Carolina Porter married the Southern Presbyterian Missionary, J. Rockwell Smith.  Together with her husband and the Reverend and Mrs. John Boyles, Carolina pioneered the Presbyterian mission to the northeastern state of Pernambuco.

James Denford Porter

1817–1868

BIRTH 15 FEB 1817 • Anderson, Tennessee, USA

DEATH 21 NOV 1868 • Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Married:  3 Nov 1842 • Benton County, Alabama

Susan Meigs Francis

1825–1890

BIRTH 7 OCT 1825 • Washington County, Tennessee, USA

DEATH 7 NOV 1890 • Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Daughter of Miller Francis and Hannah Henry

Children:

1.

Laura Malinda Porter

1843–1928

BIRTH 3 NOV 1843 • Jacksonville, Calhoun, Alabama, USA

DEATH 3 JUN 1928 • Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Married:  23 Mar 1871 • Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Squire Spoor Sampson

1840–1911

BIRTH 21 NOV 1840 • Tunkhannock, Monroe, Pennsylvania, USA

DEATH 25 APR 1911 • Catonsville, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Son of Thomas Squire Sampson and Eliza Spoor

Children

1.

Laura Eliza Sampson

1874–1937

BIRTH APR 1874 • Brazil

DEATH 7 MAY 1937 • Maryland, USA

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The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore, Maryland

09 May 1937, Sun  •  Page 32

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The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore, Maryland

26 Apr 1911, Wed  •  Page 16

2.

Frederick James Sampson

1877–1922

BIRTH 8 JAN 1877 • Brazil

DEATH 26 OCT 1922 • Maryland, USA

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The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore, Maryland

27 Oct 1922, Fri  •  Page 17

3.

William S Sampson

1878–1920

BIRTH 15 NOV 1878 • Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 6 DEC 1920 • Calvert Court, Calvert,

Maryland, USA

Married:  7 Dec 1910 • Montgomery County,

New York, USA

Katharine Wemple Phillips

1885–1961

BIRTH 8 OCT 1885 • Phillips Locks, Montgomery,

New York, USA

DEATH 10 JUN 1961 • Amsterdam, Montgomery,

New York, USA

Daughter of Daniel Phillip Phillips and Charlotte Wemple

Children:

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1.

Philip Squire Sampson

1911–1982

BIRTH 13 OCT 1911 • Catonsville, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

DEATH 19 NOV 1982 • Dunn Loring, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Married:  29 Jan 1939 • Leesburg, Loudoun, Virginia, USA

Violet May Thisse

1917–2000

BIRTH 30 AUG 1917 • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

DEATH 29 DEC 2000 • Cerritos, Los Angeles, California, USA

Daughter of Clyde Joseph Thisse and Emma May Wood

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore, Maryland

07 Dec 1920, Tue  •  Page 5

2.

Capt. William Spoor Sampson Jr

1913–1977

BIRTH 20 JUN 1913 • Catonsville, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

DEATH 20 APR 1977 • Tehama County, California, USA

Married:  17 Jul 1937 • Los Angeles, California, USA

Helen Van Buren Robinson

1913–1998

BIRTH 3 DEC 1913 • Galion, Crawford, Ohio, USA

DEATH 22 SEP 1998 • Coronado, San Diego, California, USA

Daughter of Karl Robinson and Jennie Pauline Thompson

3.

John Phillips "Jack" Sampson

1920–1982

BIRTH 18 JAN 1920 • Catonsville, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

DEATH OCT 1982 • Lake Pleasant, Hamilton, New York, USA

Married:  28 Jan 1950 • Amsterdam, New York, USA

Patricia Jane Rowe

1926–2011

BIRTH About 1926, Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York, USA

DEATH 25 JAN 2011 • Lake Pleasant, Hamilton, New York, USA

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Patricia Jane Rowe

2.

Susan M Porter

1844–

BIRTH ABOUT 1844 • Alabama

DEATH Unknown

3.

Emma Porter

1846–1847

BIRTH 12 APR 1846 • Jacksonville, Calhoun, Alabama, USA

DEATH 20 NOV 1847 • Jacksonville, Calhoun, Alabama, USA

Died Young

4.

Charles Porter

1849–1863

BIRTH 7 FEB 1849 • Jacksonville, Calhoun, Alabama, USA

DEATH 9 OCT 1863 • Linden, Marengo, Alabama, USA

Died Young

5.

Mary Francis Porter

1851–1909

BIRTH 21 JUN 1851 • Tuskegee, Macon, Alabama, USA

DEATH 15 JUN 1909 • Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Married:  24 nov 1870 • Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

George Byron Northrup

1839–1918

BIRTH 1839 • Marengo County, Alabama, USA

DEATH 27 FEB 1918 • Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Son of James William Northrup and Eliza Dabbs

Children:

1.

Herbert James Northrup

1871–1925

BIRTH 21 SEPT 1871 • Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 19 NOV 1925 • Brotas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Married:  30 jan 1903 • Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Maria Kannebley 

BIRTH Unknown

DEATH Unknown

Daughter of Augusto Gottlieb Kannebley and Maria Haefliger

Children:

1.

Jayme Manlius Northrup

1911–1950

BIRTH 1911

DEATH 1950

2.

Augusto Frederico Northrup

BIRTH Unknown

DEATH Unknown

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2.

George Porter Northrup

1873–1874

BIRTH 3 MARCH 1873 • Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 3 FEB 1874 • Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Died Young

1.

Laura Virginia Northrup

1903–1952

BIRTH 1903 • Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 1952 • Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Married: 24 Apr 1920 • Piracicaba, San Paulo, Brazil

Germano Avancini

1888–1963

BIRTH 1888

DEATH 24 FEB 1963

Children:  

3.

Henry Northrup

1874–1954

BIRTH 26 JULY 1874 • Piracicaba,

Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 14 FEB 1954 • Jacareí, Sao

Paulo, Brazil

Married:  12 march 1903 • Piracicaba,

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Bertha Ravache

1882–1962

BIRTH 10 AUG 1882 • Piracicaba,

San Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 14 NOV 1962 • Jacareí, Sao

Paulo, Brazil

Daughter of Hermann Ravache and Sophia Krum

Children:

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NORTHRUP LAURA VIRGINIA.jfif

2.

George Francis Northrup

1905–1979

BIRTH 25 JULY 1905 • Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 17 FEB 1979 • Jacareí, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Married::  25 Feb 1933 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Laura Teixeira

1903–1997

BIRTH 1903 • São José do Barreiro, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 1997 • Jacareí, Sao Paulo, Brazil

1.

Aldo Northrup

1937–1988

BIRTH 1937 • São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 1988 • São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2.

James Porter Northrup Jr

3.

Bertha Maria Northrup

1945–2003

BIRTH 30 AUG 1945

DEATH 22 AUG 2003

3.

Roberto Herman Northrup

1907–1944

BIRTH 7 JULY 1907 • Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 14 JULY 1944 • São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Married:  23 Jan 1933 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Malvina Moreira

BIRTH Unknown

4.

Henry Herbert Northrup

1909–1998

BIRTH 19 SEPT 1909 • Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 12 MAY 1998 • Rio de Janeiro, Rio de

Janeiro, Brazil

Married:  Jan 22 1938

Eloah Godoy

1915–2004

BIRTH 11 APR 1915 • Carangola, Minas Gerais, Brazil

DEATH 30 JULY 2004 • Rio de Janeiro, Rio de

Janeiro, Brazil

5.

James Porter Northrup

1911–1971

BIRTH 1911 • Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 1971 • Itapevi, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Married:  8 Jan 1937 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Alda Costa

1916–1996

BIRTH 22 JUL 1916

DEATH 30 JAN 1996 • Itapevi, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Children:

6.

Carlos Northrup

1913–1986

BIRTH 1913 • Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 1986 • São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Married:

Maria de Campos

1925–2005

BIRTH 30 DEC 1925

DEATH 8 MAR 2005

Children:

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Roberto "Baby" Herman Northrup 1938

Henry Herbert Northrup

and his daughter

CARLOS NORTHRUP

1.

Adalberto Germano Avancini

1921–1972

BIRTH APR 5 1921 • Piracicaba, San Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 27 JUN 1972

Married:

Luzia Pereira

1929–1975

BIRTH 26 APR 1929

DEATH 23 JUL 1975

2.

Aracy Avancini

1922–2009

BIRTH 23 JUN 1922

DEATH JULY 6 2009

Married:  

João Spada

1918–2009

BIRTH 1 FEB 1918

DEATH 6 FEB 2009 • Saltinho, Sao Paulo, Brazil

3.

Germano José Maria Avancini

1925–1979

BIRTH 18 SEP 1925 • Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brasi

DEATH 23 DEC 1979

Married:  31 Dec 1955

Maria Do Carmo

1933–1986

BIRTH 9 MAY 1933

DEATH 6 MAY 1986

4.

Rosely Odete Avancini

1926–1984

BIRTH 13 MAY 1926

DEATH SEP 5 1984

Married:  2 Jan 1943

Alírio Dos Santos MacHado

1924–1989

BIRTH 12 DEC 1924

DEATH 17 FEB 1989

5.

Alceu Otávio Avancini

1931–1989

BIRTH 10 DEC 1931

DEATH 1 SEP 1989

6.

Alda Avancini

1936–1992

BIRTH 6 MAY 1936

DEATH 7 FEB 1992 • Piracicaba, San Paulo, Brazil

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Married:  

Alécio Angeli

1994–

BIRTH 29 NOV 1994

DEATH Unknown

7.

Maria Elisa Northrup

1916–1981

BIRTH 1916 • Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 1981 • Bauru, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Married:  

João Canuto Cabral

1903–1983

BIRTH 19 JAN 1903

DEATH 8 NOV 1983 • Jundiai, Sao Paulo, Brazil

1.

Carlos Eurico Northrup

1944–1988

BIRTH 17 FEB 1944 • Jacareí, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 31 AUG 1988 • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

MARIA ELISA NORTHRUP

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4.

Charles Denford Northrup

1876–1878

BIRTH 20 DEC 1876 • Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 13 MARCH 1878 • Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Died Young

5.

Mary Virginia Northrup

1879–1968

BIRTH 3 MARCH 1879 • Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 30 AUGUST 1968 • Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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NORTHRUP FAMILY - 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY FOR HENRY AND BERTHA (SEATED CENTER)

6.

William Calvin Porter

1855–1939

BIRTH 6 JUN 1855 • Tuskegee, Macon, Alabama, USA

DEATH 31 JAN 1939 • Brazil

Married:  18 Aug 1891 • Amherst, Massachusetts

Katherine Ives Hall

1862–1941

BIRTH 1862 • Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, USA

DEATH 10 JULY 1941 • Paraíba, Pernambuco, Brazil

Daughter of George Ives Hall and Mary Eugenia Montague

in 1884, William Porter went to Brazil's Northeast, where he became one of the Presbyterian church's most successful lay evangelists.  Around 1890, we find William Porter in Santos, the manager of the coffee house of Hard, Rand & co., and still "a blessing to the missionaries and their work."  The Methodist Hugh Tucker sold bibles in the city and preached in the Porter's house "in Portuguese to a goodly number of Brazilians.  He married Katherine Ivey Hall, the daughter of George Ivey Hall.

7.

Susan Caroline "Carrie" Porter

1857–1921

BIRTH 29 APR 1857 • Tuskegee, Macon, Alabama, USA

DEATH 17 NOV 1921 • Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Married:  18 Oct 1881 • São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Rev. John Rockwell Smith Jr.

1846–1918

BIRTH 29 DEC 1846 • Benvenue, Kentucky, usa

DEATH 9 APR 1918 • Campinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Son of Dr. John Rockwell Smith Sr and Sarah Jane

Warfield

FOR FAMILY DETAILS SEE  - JOHN ROCKWELL SMITH FAMILY PAGE

Carolina Porter married the Southern Presbyterian Missionary, J. Rockwell Smith.  Together with her husband and the Reverend and Mrs. John Boyles, Carolina pioneered the Presbyterian mission to the northeastern state of Pernambuco.

Jokn Rockwell Smith, a worker in the Southern United States Presbyterian Church, was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on December 29, 1846. He studied at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. After graduating in theology at Union Seminary (1868-1871) in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia, he was licensed by the West Lexington Presbytery in June 1871 and ordained on December 18, 1872. He worked as a graduate in Winchester , in his state, from October 1871 until April 1872. Since 1871, he was accepted, alongside the couple John and Agnes Boyle, as a volunteer for the new missionary work to be started in northern Brazil. The opening of this work was made possible by contributions from the New Orleans (Louisiana) and Mobile (Alabama) Presbyterian Churches .

On January 15, 1873 Smith arrived in Pernambuco, where he did a remarkable pioneer work as a missionary and educator. He started the services on August 10 of the same year, with an audience of ten adults and some children. As he still did not speak the language well, he had to read his sermon on Luke 4: 16-22. On the 30th, he recorded in a small pocket diary: “It's a fragile start”. At that time, the only other evangelical work in Recife was that of the congregationals, directed by Manoel José da Silva Viana, a deacon at the church of Rev. Robert R. Kalley in Rio de Janeiro and a canvasser of the British and Foreign Bible Society.
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8.              

Ella Virginia Porter

1859–1908

BIRTH 16 NOV 1859 • Knox County, Tennessee, USA

DEATH 20 SEP 1908 • Bristol, Sullivan, Tennessee, USA

Married:  6 Nov 1890 • São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Rev Edmund Allen Tilly

1864–1916

BIRTH 24 SEPT 1864 • Bristol, Sullivan, Tennessee, USA

DEATH 1916 • Bristol, Sullivan, Tennessee, USA

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The Comet

Johnson City, Tennessee

18 Dec 1890, Thu  •  Page 2

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The Bristol Herald Courier

Bristol, Tennessee

12 Jul 1921, Tue  •  Page 3

Children:

1.

Margaret C. Tilley

1891–1921

BIRTH ABT 1891 • Brazil

DEATH AFTER 1921 • USA

2.

Ella Porter Tilly

1894–1983

BIRTH 13 JUNE 1894 • Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

DEATH 04 DEC 1983 • Dekalb County, Georgia, USA

3.

Laura Isabel Tilley

1897–1992

BIRTH 2 APR 1897 • Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

DEATH 23 NOV 1992 • Clyde, Haywood, North Carolina, USA

Married:  21 Mar 1923 • Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Henry Franklin Bain

1893–1967

BIRTH 25 DEC 1893 • Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA

DEATH 16 JAN 1967 • Waynesville, Haywood, North Carolina, USA

Son of Samuel "Sam" Moore Bain and Huldah Evelyn Copeland

Children

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Asheville Citizen-Times

18 Jan 1967, Wed · Page 9

1.

Henry Franklin Bain Jr

1924–1945

BIRTH 29 MAR 1924 • Seaside, Clatsop, Oregon, USA

DEATH 18 JUN 1945 • Occidental Mindoro Province,

Philippines

Henry F. Bain Jr.
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces
531st Bomber Squadron, 380th Bomber Group, Heavy
Entered the Service From:  District of Columbia

Service #: 33750851
Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster,

Purple Heart

Henry F. Bain, Jr (1924 Oregon) enlisted as a

Private in the U.S. Army (S/N 33750851) on 23

November 1943 in Ft Myer, Virginia. He was

single and had completed 4 years of high school.

Henry was a draftsman.

Staff Sergeant, Henry F. Bain Jr. was a gunner on a B-24J Liberator, (S/N 42-110115) called “Connaugh-ton's Crew (95)”, with nose art, “Drunkard’s Dream”. They were assigned to the 531st Bomber Squadron of the 380th Bomb Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces, based out of Murtha Field, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro Province, in the Philippines. On June 18, 1945, their plane failed to get airborne and exploded at the end of the runway. No one survived. They were heading out on a mission (No. 169-E2) to hit the Balikpapan fortifications on Borneo, Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia).

FLIER KILLED IN MINDORO ACTION
Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Bain, 560 Hill Street, received a telegram from the war department yesterday stating that their son, S/Sgt. Henry F. Bain, Jr., was killed in action on June 18 on Mindoro island in the Philippines. Sergeant Bain was a tail gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber, serving with the 380th bomber group in the Fifth air force. Source: Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin), 11 July 1945, page 1.

2.

Nancy Mae Bain

1927–1934

BIRTH ABT. 1927 • Wisconsin Rapids, Wood, Wisconsin, USA

DEATH 1934 • Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Died Young

3.

Richard "Dick" Austin Bain

1928–2010

BIRTH 26 OCT 1928 • Wisconsin Rapids, Wood, Wisconsin, USA

DEATH 26 FEB 2010 • Maggie Valley, Haywood, North Carolina, USA

Dick Bain age 81, of Maggie Valley, passed away Friday, February 26, 2010, at his residence. He was born October 26, 1928 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI to the late, Henry Franklin and Laura Tilly Bain.

As a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, he had become a Chemical Engineer. Dick entered into the US military as an Air Force navigator on an air refueling tanker. He later went to work for Allen Bradley, a company in Milwaukee, WI, and then Chrysler Corporation in Elizabethtown, KY, and Van Wert, OH as a plant manager. He had a strong hobby in his later years with 
genealogy and was a member of the National Genealogical Society. He had a strong love for the mountains and retired there to make his home.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Henry Franklin Bain, Jr., a sister, Nancy Mae Bain, and an infant brother, John Edmund Bain.

He is survived by a brother, two nephews, a niece, a great nephew and great niece, and many cousins.

 

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4.

Emma K Tilly

1900–

BIRTH 13 NOV 1900 • Bristol, Sullivan, Tennessee, USA

DEATH Unknown

9.

James Denford Porter Jr

1867–1927

BIRTH 16 FEB 1867 • Marengo County, Alabama, USA

DEATH 17 JAN 1927 • Saint Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

James was a machinist with the Rail Road.  Died of myocarditis at age 59

Married:  

Elvira Martin de Arajo

1872–

BIRTH ABT 1872 • Brazil

DEATH Unknown

Children

1.

Susan Alice Porter

1902–

BIRTH ABT 1902 • Brazil

DEATH Unknown

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