Joseph Burpee Potter

1898–1966 (Age 68)
Clementsvale, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Joseph Burpee

When Joseph Burpee Potter was born on 20 February 1898, in Clementsvale, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Norman Chipman Potter, was 26 and his mother, Edith M Kempton, was 25. He married Marguerite Jennie Berry on 4 June 1919, in Clementsvale, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada for about 18 years. He died on 3 May 1966, in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 68.

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Joseph Burpee Potter
Marguerite Jennie Berry
Marriage: 4 June 1919
Edith Gertrude Potter
Joseph B Potter
Ruth M Potter

Spouse & Children

4 June 1919
Clementsvale, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada


  • Edith Gertrude Potter


  • Joseph B Potter


  • Ruth M Potter


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 11

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 18

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Joseph Potter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joseph B Potter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph B Potter in household of Norman C Potter, "Canada Census, 1901"

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