John Grover Potter

11 September 1938–1 February 1985 (Age 46)
Duplin, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John Grover

When John Grover Potter was born on 11 September 1938, in Duplin, North Carolina, United States, his father, Ira John Grover Potter, was 51 and his mother, Eunice Boyette, was 20. He had at least 1 son with Joann Summerlin. He lived in Smith Township, Duplin, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 1 February 1985, in Front Royal, Warren, Virginia, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Winchester, Virginia, United States.

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John Grover Potter
Joann Summerlin
John "Harrison" Potter

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    Ira John Grover Potter





World Events (8)


Age 3

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · The Four Freedoms

Age 3

President Roosevelt spoke in front of Congress and gave a speech on what Freedoms everyone should be granted. First being the Freedom of Speech. Second, the freedom of Religion, Third, The Freedom from Want, and Fourth, the Freedom from Fear. Being a big deal, FDR didn't just say that all people should have these freedoms because Americans already expected these freedoms.
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 13

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

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)

  • John Potter in household of Ira Potter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Eubanks in entry for Jay Lee Eubanks and Annie Ruth Potter, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • John Grover Potter, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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