Ralph Leslie Potter

1 July 1886–10 January 1970 (Age 83)
Belmont, Amity, Allegany, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Ralph Leslie

When Ralph Leslie Potter was born on 1 July 1886, in Belmont, Amity, Allegany, New York, United States, his father, William Curtis Potter, was 31 and his mother, Emma N. Wilcox, was 32. He married Mary Alice Dayton on 21 February 1908, in Wellsville, Wellsville, Allegany, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Alma, Allegany, New York, United States for about 40 years. He died on 10 January 1970, in Wellsville, Wellsville, Allegany, New York, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Wellsville, Wellsville, Allegany, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Leslie Potter
Mary Alice Dayton
Marriage: 21 February 1908
Mary Emma Potter
Mildred Irene Potter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 February 1908Wellsville, Wellsville, Allegany, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 4
    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 4
    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.
    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed
    Age 22
    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    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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    Sources (22)

    • Ralph S Potter in household of William C Potter, "New York State Census, 1905"
    • Ralph L Potter, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
    • Ralph Leslie Potter, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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