Lois Cady

7 December 1792–17 June 1887 (Age 94)
Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Lois

When Lois Cady was born on 7 December 1792, in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States, her father, David Cady Jr., was 49 and her mother, Lydia Young, was 50. She married Edmund Potter on 26 March 1818, in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 17 June 1887, in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Saint Lukes Episcopal Churchyard, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edmund Potter
Lois Cady
Marriage: 26 March 1818
Hannah Potter
David Cady Potter

Spouse and Children

26 March 1818
Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States


    Hannah Potter


    David Cady Potter


Parents and Siblings





    Catherine Cady


    Almira Cady


World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 10

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 27

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English (Suffolk): probably a variant of Caddy .2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of French Cadé ( see Cade ) or Cadet .3 Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Gäde ( see Gade ), Göde ( see Goede ), or Köthe, all from the medieval personal name Godo.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Lois Potter in household of David C Potter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lois Potter in household of David C Potter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lois Potter in household of David C Potter, "United States Census, 1880"

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