William Henry Potter

1862–1944 (Age 81)
Letcher, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Potter was born on 17 September 1862, in Letcher, Kentucky, United States, his father, Abraham Potter, was 25 and his mother, Margaret Newsom, was 28. He married Didema Hall on 11 January 1884, in Potters Fork, Letcher, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Millstone, Letcher, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and Seco, Letcher, Kentucky, United States in 1920. He died on 10 February 1944, in Potters Fork, Letcher, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Kona, Letcher, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Potter
1862–1944
Didema Hall
1868–1958
Marriage: 11 January 1884
Sarah Ann Potter
1884–1959
Elkana L. Potter
1905–
Abraham Potter
1886–
Benjamin Harrison Potter
1887–1983
Robert May Potter
1888–1960
Martha Jane Potter
1893–
King Solomon Potter
1896–1925
Lula Mae Potter
1898–1990
William Mclinley Potter
1900–1934
Leona Potter McAuley Weller
1908–2002
Minnie Belle Potter
1912–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
11 January 1884
Potters Fork, Letcher, Kentucky, United States
children

(11)

  • Female1884–1959Female

  • Abraham Potter

    Male1886–Male

  • Male1887–1983Male

  • Robert May Potter

    Male1888–1960Male

  • Martha Jane Potter

    Female1893–Female

+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1863

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1878

Age 16

Historical Boundaries - 1878: Letcher, Kentucky, United States
1884 · ""

Age 22

Historical Boundaries - 1884: Letcher, Kentucky, United States

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)

  • William H Potter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William H Potter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William H Potter in household of Abraham Potter, "United States Census, 1880"

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