Neil Raymond Potter

Male23 March 1916–8 April 1985

Brief Life History of Neil Raymond

When Neil Raymond Potter was born on 23 March 1916, in Springfield, Brown, Minnesota, United States, his father, Neil Frederick Potter, was 26 and his mother, Marie Caroline Jensen, was 27. He married Alice Ferol Watson on 14 March 1952, in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States. He lived in Brookville Township, Redwood, Minnesota, United States in 1920. He died on 8 April 1985, in Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Wenatchee Cemetery, Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States.

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Neil Raymond Potter
Alice Ferol Watson
Marriage: 14 March 1952

Sources (6)

  • Neil R Potter in household of Marie C Potter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Neil Raymond Potter, "Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980"
  • Neil Potter, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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  • Marriage
    14 March 1952Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States
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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    1917 · Fort Lewis is Established

    Age 1

    Fort Lewis military base was established in 1917, in Tacoma, Washington. It was named after Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It used to be one of the largest and most modern military reservations in the US. In February 2010, it merged with McChord Air Force Base. 

    1935 · The FBI is Established

    Age 19

    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    Name Meaning

    English and Dutch; 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.

    In some cases also an Americanized form (translation into English) of Croatian, Serbian, and Slovenian Lončar ‘potter’ (see Loncar ), and probably also of cognates from some other languages, e.g. Czech Hrnčíř (see Hrncir ).

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

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