Joseph Potter

1913–2002 (Age 89)
Backworth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Potter was born on 14 September 1913, in Backworth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Henry Potter, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Moody, was 37. He married Catherine Nichols on 28 December 1935, in Seghill, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 28 September 2002, in North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 89, and was buried in Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom.

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

Joseph Potter
Catherine Nichols
Marriage: 28 December 1935
Maurice Potter
Marlene Potter

Spouse & Children

28 December 1935
Seghill, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom


Parents & Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.
1914 · Britain Enters the Great War

Age 1

After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.
1939 · Britain Enters World War II

Age 26

Britain entered the Second World War as war was declared on Germany on September 3, 1939. World War II came to an end after the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which killed 140,000 people. Less than a week later, the Japanese surrendered and the war officially ended on August 15, 1945.

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 (0)


    There are no historical documents attached to Joseph.

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