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George  Washington Porter

George Washington Porter (deceased) was born in Mercer, Penn., May 26, 1826, and was a son of David T. Porter, previously mentioned in this chapter. Her grew up in his native borough, where he followed clerking and subsequently clerked in Pittsburgh. In the spring of 1850 he went to California and spent one year in the gold mines, returning to Sharon in August, 1851. He clerked in that borough for several years; in 1864 went into business with his father and brother William, and was engaged in the mercantile trade for many years in Sharon. In 1875 he was elected book-keeper of the First National Bank of Sharon, and was soon afterward chosen assistant cashier, which position he filled up to his death, November 28, 1885. Mr. Porter was married, June 1, 1856, to Miss Sarah Ann, daughter of Rev. Sanford Parker, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which union five children were born: William F., Sanford C., Harry S., Mattie and George W. (deceased). Politically he was a stanch Republican, was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and an upright, honest and respected citizen.

Source: History of Mercer Co. PA  1888  p.749-750; Submitted by Theresa Davids 

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