Elden Walter Potter

4 March 1940–24 October 1991 (Age 51)
Mount Vernon, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life of Elden Walter

When Elden Walter Potter was born on 4 March 1940, in Mount Vernon, Kennebec, Maine, United States, his father, Walter Ansil Potter, was 32 and his mother, Eva Laura Irish, was 21. He married Marguerite Louise Dunsmore on 26 July 1969, in Windham, Cumberland, Maine, United States. He died on 24 October 1991, in Windham, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Arlington Cemetery, Windham, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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Elden Walter Potter
Marguerite Louise Dunsmore
Marriage: 26 July 1969

Spouse and Children

26 July 1969
Windham, Cumberland, Maine, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · The Four Freedoms

Age 1

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.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 15

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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)

  • Elden Potter in household of Walter Potter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elden W in entry for Walter A Potter, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Elden W in entry for Mr Walter A Potter, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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