Pueblo County, Colorado

Contributed by Karen Mitchell.

Delbert P. Porter, superintendent of waterworks at Pueblo, was born in Morgan county, Missouri, on the 18th of June, 1885, a son of Cicero and Mary Porter, the latter now deceased. While spending his youthful days under the parental roof he acquired a public school education and was a youth of seventeen years when in 1902 he came west settling at Fort Collins, Colorado, where he lived for four years. In 1906 he became a resident of Pueblo, where he has now made his home for twelve years. He has been continuously identified with the city service for eleven years and during the last two years has filled the position of superintendent of the waterworks. In this connection he is putting forth every effort to furnish an adequate supply of pure water for Pueblo. The work of the department is thoroughly organized and there has been a splendid pumping system installed. Everything about the place is kept immaculate and in most sanitary condition, and Mr. Foster's work is proving highly satisfactory to the public. On the 9th of June, 1909, Mr. Porter was united in marriage to Miss Mamie D. Sutton and they have one child, Lavelle. In his political views Mr. Porter is a democrat but maintains a largely independent course. Fraternally he is connected with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He is interested in all that pertains to general welfare and progress and is a man whose sterling worth has gained him high respect. History Of Colorado Illustrated Volume III Chicago The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company 1918

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