Herbert Eugene Potter

15 November 1912–20 June 1985 (Age 72)
Ansonia, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Herbert Eugene

When Herbert Eugene Potter was born on 15 November 1912, in Ansonia, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Herbert Eugene Potter, was 35 and his mother, Estella B Atkinson, was 24. He had at least 1 daughter with Jean G Troske. He lived in Southbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States in 1940 and Bethany, New Haven, Connecticut, United States in 1985. He died on 20 June 1985, in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ansonia, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Herbert Eugene Potter
Jean G Troske
Nancy Potter

Spouse and Children



    Nancy Potter


Parents and Siblings

    Herbert Eugene Potter


    Estella B Atkinson




    William J Potter


    Edward Potter



    Elizabeth Clara Potter


    Mary Potter


World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1926 · Sergeant Stubby Dies

Age 14

During WWI there was a dog from Connecticut that made a name for himself, his name was sergeant stubby. He was considered the official mascot of the 102nd infantry. He saved his regiment from suprise mustard attacks, comforted those that had been wounded, and even caught a German soldier and held him there until troops found him. He had his own uniform and everything.

Age 20

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Herbert Potter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Herbert Potter Jr. in household of Herbert Potter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Herbert E Potter, "Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.