Gordon Charles Porteous gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. December 10, 1929 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL
D. July 8, 1946 in Waukegan Township, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Charles Dewey Porteous born March 4, 1899 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL, son of Jesse James Porteous (1871-1954) and Mabel B. (Hubbard) Porteous (1874-1952); married Eleanor Lydia Sturm in 1929; Charles died December 8, 1987 in McHenry, McHenry County, IL (See section pertaining to Charles Dewey Porteous buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Mother: Eleanor Lydia (Sturm) Porteous born January 3, 1906 in Lake Zurich, Lake County, IL, daughter of Jacob Sturm (1869-1958) and Magdalena Emma “Ellen” (Baker) Sturm (1872-1942); died January 8, 2001 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Eleanor Lydia (Sturm) Porteous buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Siblings:
    • Ellen Mae (Porteous) (Schaffer) Stooksbury born about 1932 in Illinois; married (1) unknown Schaffer; married (2) Kyle Clifford Stooksbury (1928-1981) before February 1950, son of Taylor George Stooksbury and Minnie Mae Lovely; Ellen and Kyle divorced; Kyle married (2) Helen (Adams) Meade on August 16, 1968 in Pearisburg, VA; Ellen died in 1984
    • Patricia A. (Porteous) Piwowarczyk born December 10, 1937 in Illinois; married Gene J. Piwowarczyk on August 19, 1957 in Cook County, IL

Additional Information:

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 FindAGrave.com website memorial by Karen (Porteous) Glass, “Probably from the Waukegan News Sun or Independent Register”:

   “Gordon Charles Porteus, 17 of Bellview Dr., Round Lake Park, died yesterday at St. Therese hospital where he had been a patient several weeks.
   Gordon was a freshman at Grant High school in Fox Lake, He was born at Libertyville on Sept. 10, 1929.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Porteus.
   Other survivors include two sisters, Ellen Mae and Virginia Anne, both at Home; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Porteus of Mundelein, and his paternal grandfather, Jacob Sturm of Lake Zurich.
   Services will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Strang’s Funeral home in Grayslake.  The Rev. James Nelson, pastor of the Round Lake Community church, will officiate and burial will be at Fort Hill cemetery.”

According to the Lake County Illinois Genealogical Society. “Strang Funeral Home – Grayslake, Illinois – 1908-1964”. Mundelein IL. 2015:

“Surname: PORTEOUS, Name: Gordon C.; Birth Date/Place: December 10, 1929, Libertyville; Death Date/Place: July 8, 1946, Waukegan; Cause of Death: Heart Disease; Single; Occupation: Schoolboy; Minister – Funeral Home: Rev. NELSON, Chapel; Burial Place – Next of Kin: Fort Hill, Chas. D. PORTEOUS”