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David George was born February 3, 1873 1 in Fergus, Wellington County, Ontario the last child to John and Margaret Porter 2. Like his older siblings, David attended the Anglican church in Fergus although the children apparently went with their mother to Christmas Mass at the Catholic Church there or in Elora. As a young boy he had a pet crow that accompanied him wherever he went 3. Upon completing his schooling in Fergus he appears to have secured employment as a clerk in a hardware store initially in Fergus 4 and then later in Toronto and he appears in the 1892 Toronto Directory (Directories are usually relevant for the preceding year) as a Clerk at P. Whytock, and residing with the James Sproul family at 15 Palmerston (formerly Muter) Avenue 5.

Following the death of his parents in September 1892 David, following the lead of his older brothers, left Fergus and, likely lured by tales of gold and opportunities in the western Canada, appears to have arrived in British Columbia sometime before or during 1893. Nelson County Court records show that as a free miner in Kaslo in July 1893 David Porter and two others commenced a legal action to enforce performance of a contract they had entered into with another person. 6 The directories of



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