Lavina Alice Potter

Brief Life History of Lavina Alice

When Lavina Alice Potter was born on 29 December 1895, in Farmington, Atchison, Kansas, United States, her father, Elmer Clarence Potter, was 28 and her mother, Nora Agnes Pearson, was 23. She married Clarence Emil Thompson in 1913, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Linn, Washington, Kansas, United States in 1920 and Palmer, Washington, Kansas, United States in 1930. She died on 4 May 1992, at the age of 96, and was buried in Palmer City Cemetery, Palmer, Washington, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clarence Emil Thompson
1890–1964
Lavina Alice Potter
1895–1992
Marriage: 1913
Nora Marguerite Thompson
1914–2008
Ruth Mildfred Thompson
1925–2009
Clarence Eugene Thompson
1932–2020

Sources (1)

  • Levina A Potter in household of Nora Potter, "United States Census, 1900"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English and Dutch; 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.

In some cases also an Americanized form (translation into English) of Croatian, Serbian, and Slovenian Lončar ‘potter’ (see Loncar ), and probably also of cognates from some other languages, e.g. Czech Hrnčíř (see Hrncir ).

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

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