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Henry R. Porter family portrait
Henry R. Porter family portrait
TitleHenry R. Porter family portrait
Date of Original188-
CreatorBarry, David F. (David Francis), 1854-1934
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionDr. Henry R. Porter, his wife Lottie, and his son Henry V. Porter pose for a family portrait. All wear dark colored clothing. Mrs. Porter holds a book, and Henry V. Porter stands behind a table with a book on it.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPeople
Portraits
Women
Medicine
Subject (LCTGM)Families
Boys
Children
Spouses
Portrait photographs
Books
Personal NamePorter, Henry R., 1848-1903
Porter, Lottie Viets
Porter, Henry V.
Decade1880-1889
Item Number00264-028
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesTitle created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] George H. Fairchild Papers Mss 10227
Biography/HistoryHenry R. Porter was born in New York state in 1848. He was educated at a seminary before attending medical school. He graduated from Georgetown University with his M.D. in 1872. That year, we was appointed as an acting assistant surgeon in the United States Army, and was assigned to Arizona, where he served as doctor during battles with Apache Indians. He was transferred to Camp Hancock, in Bismarck, Dakota Territory in 1873, where he was post surgeon. He went to the Little Bighorn with Custer and the 7th Cavalry, and was the only surgeon to survive the battle. He would return to settle in Bismarck. He served in a variety of positions in North Dakota: on the board of the State Hospital in Jamestown, County Physician of Burleigh County, surgeon for the Northern Pacific Railroad, Superintendent of the Burleigh County Board of Health, and president of the state medical society.
Lottie Viets of Oberlin, Ohio, married Dr. Henry R. Porter in 1877. Mrs. and Dr. Porter had one son, Henry V. Porter. She died in 1888.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionGeorge Fairchild Photograph Collection 00264
Collection Finding AidConsult http://history.nd.gov/archives/manuscripts/inventory/10227.html
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00264-028)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh00264028
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