Joseph Benjamin Potter Jr.

Male3 July 1922–4 December 2009

Brief Life History 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, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Joseph Benjamin Potter Jr.
1922–2009
Dorine Joy Gerard
1930–2003
Marriage: 3 August 1948

Sources (28)

  • Joe Potter, Jr, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Joseph Benjamin Potter Jr - Government record: birth-name: Joseph Benjamin Potter Jr
  • Joseph B., Jr. Potter, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 August 1948
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    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.

    1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

    Age 9

    The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.

    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 and Dutch; 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.

    In some cases also an Americanized form (translation into English) of Croatian, Serbian, and Slovenian Lončar ‘potter’ (see Loncar ), and probably also of cognates from some other languages, e.g. Czech Hrnčíř (see Hrncir ).

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

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