May 16, 1895
On the 7th day of May, 1895, Mr. E. H. Porter celebrated his 64th birthday. Early in the morning his neighbors and his children and grandchildren began to assemble at his residence, and they continued to come until a goodly number had assembled. All of his children and grandchildren were present; the ladies were busy preparing the dinner, while the men were talking about the crop prospects and the financial affairs, and passing jokes every now and then, and the boys went fishing.
While he was sixty-four years old he was as jovial as a boy. At eleven o'clock the bell tolled for dinner, and the table was supplied with the best this country can afford, and all, from the least to the greatest, fared sumptuously.
Mr. Porter was born and raised in Crittenden county, Ky., he was raised a poor boy, but by his industry and good management he has acquired enough of this world's goods to place him in the front rank of Crittenden county's financiers, and business men.
Religiously he is a Presbyterian; politically he is a Democrat and a friend to the poor, and if it is the Lord's will, may he be spared to celebrate a great many birthdays yet, and we hope that the Lord will bless him, both spiritually and temporally, and may he live out the time allotted to man to live.
A. J. E.
Source: Crittenden Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1879-1907, May 16, 1895, Image 5 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.
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