Ray W. Porter was born at Stillwater, Minn., Nov. 16, 1889, a son of Joseph H. Porter, born Centreville, Minn.,
Aug. 8, 1854, and Anna Velse, born April 6, 1859, at Leipsic, Germany.
To Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Porter the following children were born: Archie J. Porter, of Newark, N. J.; Charles
A., West Orange, N. J.; Mrs. C. S. Carter, Minneapolis, Mimi.; Mrs. Gordon G. Stewart, Portland, Ore.; Mrs. H.
A. Wenecke, Fargo, N. D.; Mrs. Thomas Worthington, Syracuse, N. Y.; and Mrs. Arthur Steels, now deceased, formerly
of Florence, Wis.; and Ray W., the subject of this sketch.
Ray W. Porter was married May 3, 1924, to Miss Eunice McDonald, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McDonald, of Sharpsburg,
Ga. They have one child, a daughter, Sally Ann, born April 2, 1929.
Mr. Porter was educated in the public schools at Minneapolis and later at the University of Minnesota. During the
World War he served in the Construction Division, Quartermaster Corps, from August, 1917, to September, 1919.
He is now associated with Niagara Hudson Power Corporation, in charge of the Oswego district, which includes the
following companies : Peoples Gas & Electric Co., of Oswego; Fulton Light, Heat & Power Co.; Fulton Fuel
& Light Co.; Baldwinsville Light & Heat Co.; Valley Improvement Corporation; Oswego River Power Corporation;
Oswego Canal Co.; Oswego Industries Corporation, and portions of the territory of Syracuse Lighting Co., Inc.;
Northern New York Utilities, Inc.; and Niagara, Lockport & Ontario Power Co.
Mr. Porter resides at 43 West Sixth Street, Oswego, N. Y.
The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932
Oswego County, NY
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