Morris Porter, born 13 March 1911, in Kingman Kansas, recently passed away at the age of 97 years, 4 Dec 1911 in Wichita Kansas [i]. He graduated from Kingman High School in 1928, and played with a popular jazz band in Kansas City, after attending three years of college at Southwestern College, in Winfield, Kansas. He served as a Warrant Officer in the US Army from 1942-1946 where he was stationed at Ft. Huachuca, AZ and the South Pacific. He then joined the railway Postal Service in 1946, where he worked until retirement in 1971. His expertise was in the territories of OK, KS, IL, MO, and AL, but after 1965 when the railway mail ended, Morris remained in Nebraska with the Postal Service. He was married twice, first to Margaret Giles for about 5 years and then to Melba Walker from 1946 until her death in 1982. Morris and Melba had one daughter, who still resides in Wichita[ii].
Part II, Edwardian Fashion for the Ample Body.