Pueblo County, Colorado
DELBERT P. PORTER
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
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.
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