Cordelia L Potter

Female22 April 1850–9 April 1926

Brief Life History of Cordelia L

When Cordelia L Potter was born on 22 April 1850, in Lewis, New York, United States, her father, John R Potter, was 26 and her mother, Loretta Greene, was 23. She had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Enoch B Cooper. She lived in Cherry Grove Township, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States in 1910 and Holcombe, Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States in 1920. She died on 9 April 1926, in Wasioja Township, Dodge, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Concord Township, Dodge, Minnesota, United States.

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Enoch B Cooper
Cordelia L Potter
Morrison Leroy Cooper
Cora Cooper
Ralph Cooper
Agnes May Cooper
Edna Grace Cooper
Harold H Cooper

Sources (19)

  • Cordelia Cooper in household of Morison R Cooper, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cordelia Cooper, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"
  • Delia Potter in entry for Edna Cooper, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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Children (6)

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World Events (8)

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 4

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.


Age 4

Historical Boundaries: 1854: Wabasha, Minnesota Territory, United States 1854: Goodhue, Minnesota Territory, United States 1858: Goodhue, Minnesota, United States

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 20

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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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