Dr Horace Sheldon Potter

Brief Life History of Horace Sheldon

When Dr Horace Sheldon Potter was born on 21 September 1822, in Hamilton, Hamilton, Madison, New York, United States, his father, Horace Potter, was 24 and his mother, Fanny Aurora Edson, was 18. He had at least 1 daughter with Adaline. He lived in Winfield, DuPage, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 2 June 1864, in Acworth, Cobb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Glen Ellyn, DuPage, Illinois, United States.

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Dr Horace Sheldon Potter
Fannie Potter

Sources (5)

  • H S Potter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Horace S. Potter, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Horace S. Potter, "United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917"

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1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


Historical Boundaries: 1831: Cook, Illinois, United States [Spreads across Cook and DuPage counties]


Historical Boundaries: 1834: Cook, Illinois, United States 1839: DuPage, Illinois, United States

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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