William Matthew Potts

31 March 1878–2 May 1932 (Age 54)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of William Matthew

William Matthew Potts was born on 31 March 1878 as the son of William J. Potts and Mary Magdalene Norwood. He had at least 2 sons with Elizabeth Woods. He lived in Prairie Township, Newton, Arkansas, United States in 1880 and Bentley Township, Conway, Arkansas, United States in 1900. He died on 2 May 1932, at the age of 54.

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William Matthew Potts
Elizabeth Woods
Arnold Q. Potts
Orvil Lee Potts

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 5

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from Pott 1, particularly common in northeastern England.

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

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  • William Potts in household of William Potts, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Matthew Potts in household of William Potts, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mathew Potts, "United States Census, 1910"

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