Earl Byron Potter

11 April 1903–25 April 1963 (Age 60)
New York, United States

The Life of Earl Byron

When Earl Byron Potter was born on 11 April 1903, in New York, United States, his father, Clifford Isaiah Potter, was 36 and his mother, Emma A. Wilkinson, was 37. He married Ella J Bennett on 27 February 1932, in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Hudson Falls, Kingsbury, Washington, New York, United States in 1930 and Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States in 1940. He died on 25 April 1963, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Oatka Cemetery, Scottsville, Wheatland, Monroe, New York, United States.

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Earl Byron Potter
Ella J Bennett
Marriage: 27 February 1932

Spouse and Children

27 February 1932
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Myra Laura Potter


    Asa Clifford Potter



    Lucy Almeda Potter


World Events (8)

1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 2

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. 
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 14

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 16

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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)

  • Earl Potter in household of Clifford Potter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Earl B Potter in household of Clifford I Potter, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Earl Potter in household of Clifford Potter, "United States Census, 1920"

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