PORTER, KATHERINE ANNE (1890–1980). Katherine Anne Porter (born Callie Russell Porter), writer, daughter of Harrison Boone and Mary Alice (Jones) Porter, was born in Indian Creek, Texas, in Brown County on May 15, 1890. After Mary Porter died in 1892 her mother-in-law, Catherine Anne Porter, took the four surviving (of five) children to her home in Kyle in Hays County, where she cared for them until her own death in 1901. Thereafter, the family dispersed. Katherine Anne Porter attended for a short time a small private girls' school, the Thomas School, in San Antonio. Using her training there in dramatic arts, singing, elocution, and dancing, she supported herself and her father by teaching these subjects in a rented room in Victoria. She was married in 1906, a month after her sixteenth birthday, to John Henry Koontz of Inez. Influenced by his family, she rejected the Methodism of her childhood and was baptized into the Catholic Church in 1910. Her first marriage ended in divorce in 1915. Subsequently, she had three more brief, childless marriages-to Ernest Stock (1926), Eugene Pressly (1933–38), and Albert Erskine (1938–42).
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