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A Collection of Photos 
Submitted by: Nancy Davis, Nancy Elbertson, 
Brenda Heriford & Rebecca Taylor


Ruth (Strattan) Porter and Allison Porter
They owned Porters Tavern in Mt Vernon for years. Allison R. Porter Sept 24,1891 - Oct. 9,1965

The Porter Family
Allison R Porter b. Sept. 24, 1891, in Jeff. Co. IL. d. Oct 7, 1965 in Mt Vernon, IL. burial in Memorial Gardens. Ruth Lenora Strattan b. May 16, 1897 d. June 21, 1964 in Mt Vernon Il. Daughter of Fred and Hattie Stratton burial in Memorial Gardens 1-Lloyd Allison Porter b Mar. 16, 1916, Mt Vernon IL. d. Mar. 11, 1961, in St. Petersburg Fl. Burial in Memorial Gardens, Mt. Vernon, IL. 2-Wendell Ermine Porter b. Mar. 16, 1916, in Mt Vernon IL. d. June 8, 1989, in Carbondale, IL. 3-Sydney Earl Porter b. Aug 16, 1924, in Mt Vernon, IL. d. Aug 3, 1985 in St Louis, Missouri. Burial Tower Grove Cemetery, Murphysboro IL.

Floy F. Prather 1903 - 1965 See Obituary
Born 1903 in Linneus Missouri Son of William and Lucy (Sallee) Prather. Died 1965, Chatham IL. Interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Mt Vernon IL. He graduated from the Chillicothe Business School in 1922. Married Helen Adelia Strattan at the First Methodist Church in Nashville IL.(no date). He was employed in the office of Swift and Co. in Mt Vernon early in the Marriage and she worked at the Mt. Vernon Furnace Co., They had a new home on the East hard road. They later moved to Springfied where they worked in the Offices of the State Dept for most of their lives.


Unknown School Picture
From Ruth Strattan Porters memory box 
Can anyone identify the School and Year?


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