Mabel (Swick) Porter
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Mabel Clare (Swick) Porter (1892 - 1980)

Mabel Clare Porter formerly Swick
Born in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 3 Jan 1910 in Benton, Oregon, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 87 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Mar 2017
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Mabel Clare Swick was born on the 23rd of September 1892 in Corvallis, Oregon. Her parents were John Minor Swick and Elsie Elma Grubbs. John and Elsie were married on the 22nd of November, 1891 in Benton, Oregon. Both John and Elsie had been born in Oregon. Mabel's grandfather Miner M. Swick Jr. had come to Oregon on the Oregon Trail in 1853 with his family. Mabel's great grandmother Louisa LaTourette had many relatives who immigrated to Oregon and were prominent citizens. Mabel's grandmother Cerinda Stewart was born in Oregon in 1846 the year after her parents arrived from Missouri on the Oregon Trail.

In 1900 and 1910 Mabel was living in Corvallis, Oregon. She married McCauley Porter on the 3rd of January, 1910. They had one child together, a son named LeRoy McCauley Porter who was born on the 2nd of June, 1910 in Oregon.

By 1930 Mabel, McCaluey and LeRoy were living in Portland, Oregon. LeRoy married Jacquelyn E. Francis on the 13th of September, 1930 in Oregon.

Mabel and McCauley loved to garden flowers and lived in their home in S.E. Portland together for many years. They had many grandchildren born in the 1950's. McCauley passed away in 1969. Mabel got to meet her great grandson Erik Granstrom during the Christmas of 1979. Mabel passed away in February 1980 in Portland, Oregon.[1]

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Research Notes

McCauley's fathers double first cousin (Missouri Porter) was sister in laws (via brothers George and John McBee) with the great aunt (Josephine Grubbs) of Mabel Clare Swick.

Older possible connections on the family tree:

Mabel and McCauley are 15th cousins once removed. Mabel (Swick) Porter and McCauley Porter are both descendants of William Gascoigne XII (abt. 1445 - abt. 1487).

McCauley and Mabel are 16th cousins once removed. McCauley Porter and Mabel (Swick) Porter are both descendants of William Douglas (abt. 1327 - abt. 1384).

McCauley and Mabel are 18th cousins three times removed. McCauley Porter and Mabel (Swick) Porter are both descendants of Jean II d'Avesnes.


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  1. "Mabel Clare Swick." Family Search. Accessed May 14, 2017.

See also:

  • First-hand information. Entered by Erik Granstrom at registration.
  • Granstrom Family Photo Collection. In possession of Erik Granstrom on July 19, 2017, Sandy, Oregon.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 March 2017), Mabel Swick in household of John Swick, Corvallis Precincts 1, 2, 3, and 4 (excl. Corvallis City), Benton, Oregon, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1, sheet 3B, family 56, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,345.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 March 2017), Mable Porter in household of John Swick, Corvallis Ward 1, Benton, Oregon, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 4, sheet 5A, family 185, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1278; FHL microfilm 1,375,291.
  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 March 2017), Mabel C Porter in household of Mccauley Porter, Portland (Districts 1-219), Multnomah, Oregon, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 181, sheet 4A, line 20, family 85, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1951; FHL microfilm 2,341,685.
  • "Oregon Marriages, 1853-1935," database, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), Mccauley Porter and Mabel C. Swick, 03 Jan 1910; citing , Benton, Oregon, reference 2:1JDJR86; FHL microfilm 908,958.
  • "Oregon Deaths, 1877-1952," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 November 2016), Mabel Clare Swick, 23 Sep 1892; citing Birth, Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States, Multiple archives; FHL microfilm 2,229,812.
  • "Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 December 2014), Mabel Cla Porter, 10 Feb 1980; from "Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2000); citing Multnomah, Oregon, certificate number 80-03220, Oregon State Archives and Records Center, Salem.
  • "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 19 May 2014), Mabel Porter, Feb 1980; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

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Alternative wedding date of 26th December 1909 listed on Ancestry.
posted by Erik Granstrom

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