f his death active in town affairs.
He died September 3, 1850, aged seventy-four years.
Jonathan Porter, a contemporary of Bartlett, was a gentleman of distinguished and liberal acquirements.
Jonathan Porter, son of Jonathan and Phebe (Abbot) Porter, was born in Medford, November 13, 1791.
The story of his life is interesting, notable, elevating, and its closing chapter portrays to us soPorter, was born in Medford, November 13, 1791.
The story of his life is interesting, notable, elevating, and its closing chapter portrays to us some of the most brilliant and noble qualities of man.
He received his early education at the local schools, and entered the business of his father.
He had no taste for mercantile pursuits, however,hese there is a higher destiny.
The brilliancy of intellect, of character and ability of Jonathan Porter were exemplified in his son, George Doane Porter, who was born in Medford, June 21, 1831.
t terror of the New England climate, consumption.
He was fitted for college by his father, Jonathan Porter, and graduated at Harvard University in 185.
He took up the study of law with William Brig
n town affairs, serving in many capacities, including representative.
Between his stables and the Lawrence premises was the pottery of Thomas Sables.
Some of his work is in existence today.
At the corner of Ship and Main streets lived Mrs. Jonathan Porter.
Her front door was on Main street at the northerly end, and a side door was approached through a gate and yard from Ship street. The rest of the building and the building adjoining were occupied by Mrs. Porter's son, George W. Porter, whMrs. Porter's son, George W. Porter, who was a trader, dealing in dry goods, groceries, hardware, farming tools, liquors, powder, salt, etc. Mr. Porter succeeded his father in the business.
A very large willow tree projecting over the street stood directly in the sidewalk near the southerly line of the Porter property.
A dock from the river that ran parallel with Main street extended as far as Mr. Porter's premises, and probably in former years Porter's store had trade by water.
George W. Porter was the first organist at the Fi