Joseph Benjamin Potter Jr.

3 July 1922–4 December 2009 (Age 87)
Terreton, Jefferson, Idaho, United States

The Life of Joseph Benjamin

When Joseph Benjamin Potter Jr. was born on 3 July 1922, in Terreton, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, his father, Joseph Benjamin Potter Sr, was 36 and his mother, Lowvicy Staley, was 25. He married Dorine Joy Gerard on 3 August 1948. He lived in Mud Lake, Marshall, Minnesota, United States in 2001. He died on 4 December 2009, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Joseph Benjamin Potter Jr.
Dorine Joy Gerard
Marriage: 3 August 1948

Spouse and Children

3 August 1948
First Presbyterian Church, Idaho Falls, Idaho

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1927 · First Hotel in Idaho Falls

Age 5

The Bonneville Hotel was built in 1927. It became the second hotel in Idaho Falls and the first geared for upper class patrons.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 23

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and North German (Pötter): occupational name for a maker of drinking and storage vessels, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle Low German pot. In the Middle Ages the term covered workers in metal as well as earthenware and clay.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Joe Potter in household of Joseph B Potter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph B Potter in household of Joseph B Potter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joe Potter in entry for Doris L Gerard, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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