Ophelia Potter

about 1846–
New York, United States

The Life of Ophelia

When Ophelia Potter was born about 1846, in New York, United States, her father, Mosley W Potter, was 26 and her mother, Abigail Ormsby, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Mosley W Potter
1820–1878
Abigail Ormsby
1824–
Ophelia Potter
1846–
George A Potter
1847–
Minerva Potter
1849–1929
Minnie Courtney
1856–
Arthur D Potter
1857–1910
Ida Adell Potter
1861–1939
William M Potter
1862–

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 0

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 71

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.

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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