Edward Harvey Potter

January 1877–29 October 1953 (Age 76)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Edward Harvey

When Edward Harvey Potter was born in January 1877, in Indiana, United States, his father, Orson Aurelia Potter, was 30 and his mother, Anna Miller, was 29. He married Minnie Hannah Brown about 1898, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Aurora, Center Township, Dearborn, Indiana, United States in 1920. He died on 29 October 1953, at the age of 76.

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Edward Harvey Potter
Minnie Hannah Brown
Marriage: about 1898
Eloise Brown Potter
Mary Anna Potter
David Harvey Potter
Albert E Potter

Spouse and Children

about 1898
Indiana, United States




    David Harvey Potter


    Albert E Potter


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

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.

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 (2)

  • E H Potter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ed H Patter in entry for Sanders E Ford and Eloise B Patter, "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959"

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