CHARLES DEWEY PORTEOUS

B. March 4, 1899 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL
D. December 8, 1987 in McHenry, McHenry County, IL
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  • Father: Jesse James Porteous born November 1, 1871 in Mundelein, Lake County, IL, son of John Porteous (1841-1925) and Mary Ann (Vamplew) Porteous (1841-1921); Jessie died July 24, 1954 in Zion, Lake County, IL; buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, IL; According to the an unamed Lake County, IL newspaper, July 26, 1954:

“Jesse J. Porteous
   Grayslake – Jesse J. Porteous, 82, of Grayslake, a lifelong resident of Lake County, died Saturday in Zion Nursing Home where he had been a patient for three and a half years.
   Born in what is now Mundelein Nov. 11, 1871, he was a carpenter prior to his being taken ill six years ago.  He wife, Mabel died in 1952.
   Mr. Porteous leaves two sons, Charles, Round Lake, and Dean, Grayslake; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Mitchel and Mrs. Vera Stang, both of Grayslake; 22 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren.
   Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Ray-Burnett Funeral Home, Libertyville with burial in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville.
   Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.”

  • Mother: Mabel B. (Hubbard) Porteous born October 11, 1874 in Ivanhoe, Lake County, IL; Mabel died May 18, 1952 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, IL; According to the Independent Register (Libertyville IL) Thursday, May 22, 1952:

   “Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Porteous, 77, a long-time resident of the Mundelein area, were held Wed. at 2 p.m. in the Ray-Burnett Funeral home, the Rev. Stephen Liddicoat of Grayslake, officiating.  Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery.
   Mrs. Porteous died Sunday night in Lake Co. General hospital where she had been a patient for 2 days.
   Born Oct. 11, 1894 in Ivanhoe, she lived most of her life in the Ivanhoe and Mundelein area.  She moved several years ago to Grayslake where she and her husband Jesse J. resided at 93 Railroad Ave.
   Surviving are her husband, 2 sons, Charles Round Lake and Dean, Grayslake, 2 daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Mitchell and Mrs. Vera Stang, Grayslake, 3 brothers, Ed Hubbard, Libertyville, Ray Hubbard, Phoenix, Ariz., and Guy Hubbard, Mishawaka, Indiana, a sister, Mrs. Frank Wheelright, Harvard, Ill., and half-sister Mrs. Fred Walters, Washington, 21 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.”

  1. Gordon Charles Porteous born December 10, 1929 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; Gordon died July 8, 1946 in Waukegan Township, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Gordon Charles Porteous buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  2. Ellen Mae (Porteous) (Schaffer) Stooksbury born about 1932 in Illinois; married (1) unknown Schaffer; married (2) Kyle Clifford Stooksbury; Ellen died in 1984
  3. Patricia A. (Porteous) Piwowarczyk born December 10, 1937 in Illinois; married Gene J. Piwowarczyk in Cook County, IL
  • Siblings:
    • Robert G. Porteous born May 21, 1897 in Lake County, IL; Robert died September 9, 1900 in Lake County, IL; buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake county, IL: According to the Lake County Independent (Libertyville IL) Friday, September 14, 1900:

“Libertyville: Robert, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Porteous, died early Sunday morning after an illness of 8 days, of dysentery.  He was a particularly bright and attractive child and the blow was a terrible shock to his parents.  He was 3 years old the 21st of May.  Funeral services were held from the house Sunday afternoon, Rev. William Caldwell, officiating.  The little body was laid to rest in Libertyville cemetery.”

    • Lyle Porteous born July 29, 1900; Lyle died September 16, 1900; buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, IL; According to the Lake County Independent (Libertyville IL) Friday, September 21, 1900:

“Libertyville: Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Porteous lost their 7 weeks old baby Sunday.  The was the 2nd death in their family within a week, which makes the affliction doubly hard to bear.  Lyle was born July 29th, being exactly 7 weeks old at the time of his death.  Rev. Dix in preaching the funeral sermon voiced the sentiments of the community by his kindly words of condolence.  The passing of these innocent lives is always a hard blow to fond parents, and when 2 in one family are called within a few days, friends are filled with compassion.  If expressions of sympathy can alleviate the anguish suffered at such time, Mr. and Mrs. Porteous will certainly find comfort, as their double bereavement appeals to our people in a way that calls forth kindly words of tenderest consolation.”

    • Dorothy Marion (Porteous) (Mitchell) Wolf born November 21, 1901 in Illinois; married (1) George Jacob Wolff (1900-1964) on November 2, 1920 in Lake County, IL, divorced; married George J. Mitchell (1892-1962); Dorothy died October 7, 1982; Dorothy and George are buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, IL
    • Vera M. (Porteous) Stang born 1903 in Illinois; married Walter Charles Stang (1899-1962) son of Charles Stang and Augusta (Meyer) Stang; Vera died 1976; Vera and Walter are buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, IL
    • Florence (Porteous) Exon born October 28, 1905 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; married Thomas Robert Exon, Sr. (1900-1982), he married (2) Hazel Exon (1907-1987) in 1943; Florence died August 15, 1931 in Highland Park, Lake County, IL; buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, IL
    • George Dean “Dean” Porteous born July 2, 1908 in Illinois; married Josephine S. (Kruger) (Porteous) Murray (1916-2005); George died October 1981; last residence in Round Lake, Lake County, IL

Additional Information:

According to the 1900 U.S. Census for Libertyville Village, Libertyville Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: Jessie J. Porteous, head, born November 1871, age 28, married for 4 years, born in Illinois, parents born in England, occupation: carpenter; Mabel B. Porteous, wife, born October 1875, age 24, married for 4 years, 2 children born, 2 children living, born in Illinois, father born in Vermont, mother born in New York; Robert G. Porteous, son, born May 1897, age 3, single, born in Illinois; Chas. D. Porteous, son, born Mar 1899, age 1, single, born in Illinois; Ron Hubard, boarder, born November 1877, age 22, born in Illinois, father born in Vermont, mother born in New York.

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Libertyville Village, Libertyville Township, Lake County, IL living on Park Place, the household members were: Jesse J. Porteus (sic), head, age 38, married once for 14 years, born in Illinois, parents born in England, occupation: carpenter – house; Mabel Porteus (sic) wife, age 35, married once for 14 years, 7 children born, 5 children living, born in Illinois, parents born in Vermont; Charles Porteus (sic), son, age 11, single, born in Illinois; Dorothy Porteus, daughter, age 8, single, born in Illinois; Vera Porteus (sic), daughter, age 6, single, born in Illinois; Florence Porteus (sic), daughter, age 4, single, born in Illinois; Dean Porteus (sic) son, age 2, single, born in Illinois.

According to the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:
“Name: Chas Dewey Porteous; Permanent Home Address: Park City, Mont; Age in Years: 19; Date of  Birth: Mar 4 1899; Present Occupation: Farm Hand; Employer’s Name: Henry Keating, Park City Mont; Nearest Relative: Mabel Porteous, Park City, Mont; signed: Chas. Dewey Porteous; Height: tall; Build: Slender; Color of Eyes: brown; Color of Hair: dark; signed: 9-12-18; Local Board for Stillwater County, State of Montana, Columbus, Montana.”

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Libertyville Village, Libertyville Township, Lake County, IL living on Milwaukee Ave., the household members were: George Small, head, age 27, married, born in Illinois, parents born in England, occupation: tinner – hardware company; Lulu Small, wife, age 23, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Ruth Small, daughter, age 3 1/12, single, born in Illinois; Seeley Small, son, age 1 11/12, single, born in Illinois; LaVerne Small, son,age 5/12, single, born in Illinois; Charles Porteous, boarder, age 20, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: laborer – wire mill.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Libertyville Village, Libertyville Township, Lake County, IL living at 629 North First Street, the household members were: Charles D. Porteous, head, age 31, married at age 29, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation; truck driver – clothing factory; Eleanor L. Porteous, wife, age 24, married at age 23, born in Illinois, parent born in Illinois; Gordon C. Porteous, son, age 3/12, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Round Lake Beach, Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on Glenwood Drive the household members were: Charles Porteous, head, age 40, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in rural Lake County, IL in 1935, occupation: well driller – excavation; Eleanor Porteous, wife, age 34, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois; Gordon Porteous, son, age 10, single, highest grade completed: 3 born in Illinois; Ellen Porteous, daughter, age 8, single, highest grade completed: 2, born in Illinois; Patricia Porteous, daughter, age 2, single, born in Illinois.

According to the U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
“Name: Charles Dewy (sic) Porteous; Age: 42; Birth Date: 4 Mar 1899; Birth Place: Libertyville, Illinois; Registration Date: 16 Feb 1942; Registration Place: Round Lake, Lake, Illinois, USA; Employer: Henry Boysen; Weight: 166; Complexion: Light; Eye Color: Brown; Hair Color: Black; Height: 5 10; Next of Kin: Mrs. Charles D. Porteous, wife.”

According to the Waukegan News Sun (Waukegan IL) Wednesday, December 9, 1987:

“PORTEOUS
   Charles D. Porteous, 88, of Round Lake, Illinois died Tuesday December 8, 1987 in Royal Terrace Nursing Home, McHenry following a lengthy illness.
   He was born in Libertyville on March 4, 1899 and has remained a lifelong resident at his home in Round Lake for the past 40 years.  He is member of the Automobile Mechanics Union and also of the Round Lake Senior Citizens Club.  He was an auto mechanic by trade for over 22 years, retiring in 1964.
   Survivors include his wife, Eleanor (Sturm) Porteous; 1 daughter Patricia (Gene) Piwowarczyk; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 4 brothers; a son, Gordon C.; and a daughter, Ellen Mae Schaffer.
   Funeral services will be 10 am, Thursday, December 10, 1987 at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake with Rev. Lisle J. Kauffman, pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Round Lake officiating.  Interment will be at Fort Hill Cemetery, west of Round Lake.  Friends may call at the chapel 5 until 9 p.m., Wednesday.”

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