Charles Wesley Potter

1875–1954 (Age 79)
East Enterprise, Switzerland, Indiana, United States

The Life of Charles Wesley

When Charles Wesley Potter was born on 11 October 1875, in East Enterprise, Switzerland, Indiana, United States, his father, George Washington Potter, was 42 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Heath, was 32. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Angie Potter. He lived in Cotton Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States for about 20 years and Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 3 November 1954, at the age of 79.

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Charles Wesley Potter
Angie Potter
Letha Potter
Edward Potter
Yonleo Potter

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  • Letha Potter


  • Edward Potter


  • Yonleo Potter


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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 2

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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.

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)

  • Charles W Potter in household of George W Potter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Charles Potter in household of George Potter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles W Potter, "United States Census, 1920"

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