Thomas LaRoy Potter

Male26 November 1889–September 1965

Brief Life History of Thomas LaRoy

Thomas LaRoy Potter was born on 26 November 1889, in United States. He married Grace Abbie Dove Reay on 19 July 1909, in Solomon, Graham, Arizona, United States. He died in September 1965, in Arizona, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Thomas LaRoy Potter
Grace Abbie Dove Reay
Marriage: 19 July 1909

Sources (5)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas L. Pattie - Government record: Marriage record or certificate: birth-name: Thomas L. Pattie
  • Thomas L. Pattie, "United States Western States Marriage Index"
  • Roy Rathbun Potter, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    19 July 1909Solomon, Graham, Arizona, United States
  • World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 1

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1890 · Woman's Suffrage

    Age 1

    An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.

    1909 · The NAACP is formed

    Age 20

    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    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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