John Lewis Poteet

1885–1950 (Age 65)
Cabell, West Virginia, United States

The Life of John Lewis

When John Lewis Poteet was born on 22 October 1885, in Cabell, West Virginia, United States, his father, George B. Poteet, was 22 and his mother, Lucy Hannah Stephenson, was 22. He married Pearl Adkins on 24 December 1918, in Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Guyandotte, Cabell, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Guyandotte Magisterial District, Cabell, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 7 November 1950, in Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Barboursville, Cabell, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Lewis Poteet
1885–1950
Pearl Adkins
1898–
Marriage: 24 December 1918
Ora Leo Poteet
1923–2004
Beulah Mae Poteet
1928–2001
Earl Otis Poteet
1932–1987
Ruth Imogene Poteet
1934–1980

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
24 December 1918
Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States
children

(4)

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(8)

  • Male1885–1950Male

  • Maggie Poteet

    Female1887–1887Female

  • Willie Florence Poteet

    Female1889–Female

  • Tien Poteet

    Female1890–Female

  • Female1893–1977Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1886

Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 18

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

Said to be of French origin, this name is associated in the early 18th century with MD and subsequently with NC and SC. If it is French, it is probably a Huguenot name. It may be an altered form of French Petit , or possibly of French Pottet, which is from a diminutive of pot ‘pot’, in any of several senses: a metonymic occupational name for a potter, a nickname for a market trader, or a nickname for a rotund individual.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John Poteet, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John L Poteet, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John L Poteet, "United States Census, 1940"

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