S. H. Porter Sabine Parish, Louisiana
S. H. Porter,
member of Parish School Board from Ward Eight and prominent
business man of Zwolle, was born in Natchitoches parish,
September 2, 1877, lived with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
J. Porter, on Bayou Pierre, near Allen, Louisiana, until 14
years of age, when they moved to Marthaville, where he entered
school, graduating from the Marthaville High School in the class
1st, 1897, he entered the employ of W. C. Davis of Pleasant Hill
as salesman, remaining four years and was promoted each year,
and on January 1, 1901, he became associated with Mr. Davis in
the mercantile business at Zwolle which was later incorporated
as the Davis-Porter Co. In 1906 Mr. Porter acquired all the
stock in the company and since that time has conducted the
business in his own name. Aside from being a successful
merchant, Mr. Porter is a booster for his town and parish.
He has served
as mayor of Zwolle one term and as councilman for several years.
He is now a member of the Parish School Board and vice president
of that body.
Source: History of Sabine Parish,
Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.