William Courtney Pottle

3 February 1869–8 April 1894 (Age 25)
Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William Courtney

When William Courtney Pottle was born on 3 February 1869, in Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, George Frank Pottle, was 23 and his mother, Ida J Lane, was 20. He lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1870. He died on 8 April 1894, in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in Massachusetts, United States.

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George Frank Pottle
Ida J Lane
William Courtney Pottle

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World Events (6)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

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.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 1

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 12

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.

Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of Pott, a short form of Philpott .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Willie C Pottle in household of George F Pottle, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Willie Courtney Pottle, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • William C. Pottle, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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