PORTER: "Who's Who in Nebraska," 1940
KEARNEY COUNTY, NEBRASKA
"Who's Who in Nebraska,"1940
Published by the Nebraska Press Association, Lincoln, Nebraska
....." PORTER, WILLIAM ELMER: Merchant; born Heartwell, Nebraska Nov 15, 1887; son of William C Porter-Mary Amanda Turpin;educated Heartwell; Hastings Business College; married Martba W Melson Feb 7, 1917 Minden; son William Harold; 1905-08 carpenter, building grain elevators for Burchard Construction Co; 1908-12 clerk in general store, Heartwell; 1913-17, with brothers Charles A & Dan O owner & operate(d) generalstore, 1917-22 with brother Dan & E R Westing; 1922-26 with E R Westing; 1926- owner & operate(d) Porter Bros; 1925- operate(d) 400 [acre] farm, raises & feeds hogs; Ancient Free & Accepted Masons; Republican; hobby, woodwork; residence Heartwell. ....."
[NOTE:To simplify decoding of the above PORTER entry, "abbreviated" words have been transcribed in their entirety].