Lavina Ellen Freeman

May 1866–28 August 1929 (Age 63)
Woolwich, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Lavina Ellen

When Lavina Ellen Freeman was born in May 1866, in Woolwich, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, her father, John Freeman, was 63 and her mother, Elizabeth Ernst, was 30. She married Robert Nelson Potter on 1 July 1885, in Berlin, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Maple Grove Township, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States in 1895 and Long Lake Township, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States for about 20 years. She died on 28 August 1929, in Brainerd, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Brainerd, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Nelson Potter
Lavina Ellen Freeman
Marriage: 1 July 1885
Joseph Benjamin Potter Sr
Norman Edmund Potter
Nora Maud Potter
Ethel Annetta Baldwin
William Sheridan Potter Sr
Robert James Potter
Job Maurice Potter
Lavina Ellen Potter
Blanche May Potter
Frederick Bell Potter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 July 1885Berlin, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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    World Events (8)

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 1
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
    1867 · Ontario Founded
    Age 1
    On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
    1883 · Mining Boom
    Age 17
    In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English freman, fremon ‘freeman, free-born man’ (Old English frēomann, frīgmann), used also occasionally as a personal name. As an African American surname it was in many cases adopted as a name denoting a man freed of slavery. See also Fryman and Free .Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Ó Saoraidhe (see Seery ).Americanized form of French Lafrenière (see Lafreniere ).

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

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    Sources (35)

    • Levina E. Freeman in entry for Joseph Benjamin Potter, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
    • Lovina Potter in household of Robert Potter, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
    • Lavinia Freeman, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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