Dr. James Samuel Potter

1916–2004 (Age 88)
Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James Samuel

When Dr. James Samuel Potter was born on 28 August 1916, in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States, his father, James S Potter, was 41 and his mother, Lula Minnie Odham, was 40. He married Evelyn Foster Grissom on 25 July 1942, in New Hanover, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 10 November 2004, in Myrtle Grove, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States.

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Dr. James Samuel Potter
1916–2004
Evelyn Foster Grissom
1917–1999
Marriage: 25 July 1942
James Reid Potter
1944–1986

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
25 July 1942
New Hanover, North Carolina, United States
children

(1)

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1917

Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 2

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1941

Age 25

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • James S Patter Jr. in household of James S Patter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Potter, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • James Samuel Potter in entry for John Samuel Potter, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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