Norma Ray Potter

5 August 1924–10 January 1978 (Age 53)
Lenoir, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Norma Ray

Norma Ray Potter was born on 5 August 1924, in Lenoir, North Carolina, United States as the daughter of John Elbert Potter and Norma Augusta Rouse Potter. She married Vernon Blades Heath on 17 January 1938, in Lenoir, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Woodington, Lenoir, North Carolina, United States in 1930 and Cove City, Craven, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 10 January 1978, in Broward, Florida, United States, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

Vernon Blades Heath
Norma Ray Potter
Marriage: 17 January 1938
Judy Jeanette Heath Toal

Spouse and Children

    Vernon Blades Heath



17 January 1938
Lenoir, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Elbert Potter


    Norma Augusta Rouse Potter




World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 5

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 17

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Norma A Potts in household of Charles E Potts, "United States Census, 1930"
  • R Norma Heath in household of B Vernon Heath, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Norma Raye Potter in entry for Judy Jeanette Heath, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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