Elizabeth Potter

22 April 1849–18 July 1923 (Age 74)
Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Potter was born on 22 April 1849, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, her father, Daniel Standish Potter, was 26 and her mother, Abigail Lane, was 21. She married Richard Jackson on 14 April 1880, in Silver Creek, Allegan, Michigan, United States. She died on 18 July 1923, in Pennfield, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74.

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Simeon Starkavether French
Elizabeth Potter
Marriage: 28 June 1887
Therese A. French

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    Simeon Starkavether French



28 June 1887
Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 5

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 21

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.

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)

  • Libbie Jackson in household of Richard Jackson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Potter in household of Daniel L Potter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Potter in household of Daniel S Potter, "United States Census, 1860"

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