Martha Potter

20 March 1868–28 December 1939 (Age 71)
Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Martha

When Martha Potter was born on 20 March 1868, in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Potter, was 41 and her mother, Eliza Crooks, was 37. She married John William Stapleton in 1887, in England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Elston, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. She died on 28 December 1939, in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

John William Stapleton
Martha Potter
Marriage: 1887
Arthur Stapleton
John Everard Stapleton
Herbert Stapleton

Spouse and Children

England, United Kingdom



    John Everard Stapleton


    Herbert Stapleton


Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 12

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 16

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 36

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Stapleton in household of John Stapleton, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Martha Potter in household of Thomas Potter, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Martha Potter in household of Thomas Potter, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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