Walter Potter

14 September 1892–30 June 1940 (Age 47)
Scio, Allegany, New York, United States

The Life of Walter

When Walter Potter was born on 14 September 1892, in Scio, Allegany, New York, United States, his father, William Curtis Potter, was 37 and his mother, Emma N Wilcox, was 39. He married Mildred Haase on 17 September 1913, in Allegany, Allegany, Cattaraugus, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Alma, Allegany, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died on 30 June 1940, in Eldred, McKean, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Allegany, Allegany, Cattaraugus, New York, United States.

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Walter Potter
Mildred Haase
Marriage: 17 September 1913
Russell Walter Potter

Spouse and Children

17 September 1913
Allegany, Allegany, Cattaraugus, New York, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 13

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

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)

  • Walter Potter in household of William C Potter, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Walter Potter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter Potter, "United States Census, 1930"

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