WAUKESHA, July 10. - One of the saddest deaths that ever occurred in Waukesha was that of Mrs. Frances S. Porter, wife of Capt. W. Porter, which occurred this morning at 2 o'clock, at her residence on East Avenue. About a week ago she visited relatives in Milwaukee, where she contracted a disease that proved to be diphtheria, but was not affected until last Tuesday, when she was confined to her bed which she never arose. Mrs. Porter was born in London, England, Nov. 20, 1834, and came to this country the following year with her parents, who settled in New York. In 1856 they moved to Milwaukee, where she married Capt. W. Porter, well known to many there. They remained there until 1876, when they came to Waukesha. Since their advent here Mrs. Porter has made many friends, who intensely feel her loss. Her remains were conveyed to Milwaukee yesterday afternoon by special car, where they will be interred. Her son, who is on the lakes, was telegraphed for, and is expected there to-morrow. She leaves a husband, four children and hosts of friends to mourn her loss.
Mrs. Elon Fuller, an old resident of Waukesha county, died this morning, at her residence, three miles north of this village after a prolonged suffering from inflammatory rheumatism.
Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) Tuesday, July 13, 1880; pg. 7; Issue 27; col B