Joseph A. Potter

1865–1943 (Age 77)
Warren, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Joseph A.

When Joseph A. Potter was born on 6 July 1865, in Warren, Kentucky, United States, his father, Garrett Potter, was 42 and his mother, Sarah J Grimsley, was 34. He married Laura B. Austin on 15 April 1897, in Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Magisterial District 1 East, Simpson, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 25 March 1943, in Simpson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 77.

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Joseph A. Potter
Laura B. Austin
Marriage: 15 April 1897
Hubert B Potter
John Walls Potter
Claude Potter
Jesse Potter
Jessie M Potter
Lucile Potter
Joe Potter
James P Potter
Edna Mae Potter
Edna Mae

Spouse & Children

15 April 1897
Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, United States


  • Hubert B Potter


  • John Walls Potter


  • Claude Potter


  • Jesse Potter


  • Jessie M Potter


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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 13

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

Age 21

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Joe Poller, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joe Potter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joe Potter, "United States Census, 1930"

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