Sadie Zelle Potts

Brief Life History of Sadie Zelle

When Sadie Zelle Potts was born on 12 August 1894, in Alabama, United States, her father, Shadrich Brooks Potts, was 32 and her mother, Emma Missouri Hildreth, was 33. She had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with William Kenneth Lassiter. She lived in Brooklyn, Conecuh, Alabama, United States for about 10 years and Evergreen, Conecuh, Alabama, United States in 1920. She died on 20 December 1966, in Moss Point, Jackson, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Pascagoula, Jackson, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Kenneth Lassiter
1894–1969
Sadie Zelle Potts
1894–1966
Arthur William Lassiter
1915–1995
Nellie Mae Lassiter
1917–2000
Marabell A or Susie Lassiter
1917–1991
John C Lassiter
1919–2006
Harvey Guy Lassiter
1926–1978

Sources (8)

  • Sadie Lasseter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sadie Zelle Potts, "Alabama County Marriages, 1818-1936"
  • Sadie Z Potts in entry for Nellie Mae Gager, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Pott , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s, in the former case denoting a Pot(t)'s son, relative or servant.

Americanized form of German Botz .

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

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