The Lusk Herald
November 28, 1929
Sam Porter, Former Lusk Man, Dies in S. D.
Word was received here Monday that Sam Porter, a former resident of Lusk, had died Sunday at his home in Spearfish, South Dakota.
His sons, Rolla and Ray Porter of Lusk, left here Monday to attend the funeral.
No particulars have been learned as to the cause of death. Mr. Porter ran a livery stable in Lusk many years ago, and has many relatives and friends in the county who will be grieved to learn of his sudden death.
If possible an obituary, with full particulars will be published next week.
The Lusk Herald
Obituary of Samuel Elmer Porter
Samuel Elmer Porter was born at Truro, Iowa, April 17, 1863. He passed away at Spearfish, South Dakota, November 25, 1929, being 65 years, 7 months and 8 days old. He had been confined to his bed since last April. In 1883 he was married to Ada White of Dumars, Iowa. To this union were born five children. One daughter, Edith, died in childhood. The four who are living are Rolla and Roy Porter of Lusk, Mrs. Lona Faust of Rapid City, So. Dak., Mrs. Etta Taylor of Casper, Wyo., and his wife, Emma Porter, who are left to mourn his death. In 1885 he moved to Julesburg, Colo., in 1895 moving to Lusk, Wyo., where he made many friends, who will be grieved to learn of his death.
In 1902 he was married to Emma Sherril of Harrison, Neb. In 1915 they moved to Wasto, So. Dak., from there to Spearfish. He was a memmber of the M. E. Church of Spearfish, and was laid to rest at Rapid City. He also has a step-daughter, Elva McGongole of Boston, Mass., and four brothers and two sisters, five grand-children, as well as a host of other relatives.
Florence Ann Bannan (November 16, 1890 - September 29, 1973)Mary Bruner (1896 - 1973)Clarence Edward Dunn (May 19, 1901 - April 30, 1973)Eva Marie Dunn (January 13, 1872 - April 19, 1962)Joseph Francis Dunn (August 25, 1873 - May 17, 1963)Margaret Jane Dunn (March 24, 1881 - January 10, 1967)Merle Josephine Dunn (July 12, 1912 - August 4, 1978)Ralph Dunn (Date Unknown - June 9, 1976)Vernon Dunn (April 3, 1903 - November 1, 1998)Edith Roena Porter (January 22, 1896 - October 8, 1900)Emma Jane Porter (April 26, 1874 - April 27, 1951)Marie A. Porter (October 14, 1884 - December 25, 1968)Mary M. Porter (September 27, 1926 - January 31, 1993)Mary Ada Porter (April 10, 1863 - December 4, 1900)Rolla Edgar Porter (November 30, 1884 - December 14, 1942)Roy Harrison Porter (July 17, 1889 - August 5, 1951)Roy Leslie Porter (September 12, 1929 - July 28, 2015)Sammy Main Porter (November 15, 1925 - September 30, 1991)Louis E. Sherrill (April 9, 1890 - May 26, 1973)Manie Sherrill (July 20, 1889 - December 19, 1967)Noah Benjamin Sherrill (September 24, 1891 - November 25, 1969)
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