Jennie Celesta Potter

27 August 1891–October 1976 (Age 85)
Warren, Indiana, United States

The Life of Jennie Celesta

When Jennie Celesta Potter was born on 27 August 1891, in Warren, Indiana, United States, her father, William M Potter, was 28 and her mother, Lorena Hartz, was 18. She married Arthur Curtis Odle on 16 October 1909, in Warren, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Washington Township, Warren, Indiana, United States for about 30 years. She died in October 1976, in Clinton, Indiana, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Williamsport, Washington Township, Warren, Indiana, United States.

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Arthur Curtis Odle
Jennie Celesta Potter
Marriage: 16 October 1909
Arthur Raymond Odle
Estel Irvin Odle
Elbert Odle
Stanley Odle
Lillian Lorraine Odle
Ralph T Odle
Luther Ellis Odle

Spouse and Children

16 October 1909
Warren, Indiana, United States


    Arthur Raymond Odle


    Estel Irvin Odle


    Elbert Odle


    Stanley Odle



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William M Potter





+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 15

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jennie S Potter in household of William M Potter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jennie C Odle im Haushalt von Arthur C Odle, „United States Census, 1940“
  • Jennie C Odle im Haushalt von Arthur C Odle, „United States Census, 1910“

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