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Sanford Marius Porter (1855-1933)
Father-in-law to Jesse S. Bushman, son of John Bushman and Lois Angeline Smith

Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.1109

PORTER, SANFORD MARIUS (son of Sanford Porter and Emma Ensign). Born Aug. 5, 1855, Centerville, Davis Co., Utah.  Married Nina Malinda Leavitt Sept. 4, 1879, Salt Lake City (daughter of George Leavitt and Sarah A. Porter), who was born Nov. 25, 1861, Richville, Morgan Co., Utah. Their children: Marius Earl b. July 8, 1880, d. Aug. 10, 1881; Rulon Ensign b. Feb. 4, 1882; Emma Ethel b. April 24, 1884, m. Edwin S. Westover Oct. 8, 1903; Adah Janet b. March 23, 1886, m. J. Clark Owens; Aaron Bond b. Aug. 23, 1887, m. Jane Rogers; Miral Adrian b. Feb. 15, 1889, d. June 27, 1889; Mamie Teresa b. April 3, 1890; Sarah Elva b. Feb. 1, 1892, m. Jesse S. Bushman; Liona Ordell b. Feb. 6, 1894, d. Nov. 19, 1902; Myron Leavitt b. May 13, 1896, d. Nov. 3, 1902; Leo Fenton b. Feb. 24, 1898; Sanford Emil b. May 4, 1900; Nina Areta b. June 12, 1901; Thora b. Oct. 15, 1902.

Moved from Porterville, Utah, to Sunset, Ariz. 1880, and to St. Joseph, Ariz. in 1884. Constable of St. Joseph precinct 1887-90; school trustee. High priest; member Snowflake stake high council. Farmer and stockraiser.

[Died June 14, 1933, in Joseph City, Navajo, Arizona.]

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