William Henry Potter

1878–1970 (Age 92)
Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Potter was born on 29 October 1878, his father, William Potter, was 25 and his mother, Mary Jane Price, was 25. He married Daisy Ellen Rettew on 20 April 1912, in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Berks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 19 December 1970, in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Mount Penn, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Potter
Daisy Ellen Rettew
Marriage: 20 April 1912
Ruth Mary Potter
John W Potter

Spouse & Children

20 April 1912
Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States


  • Ruth Mary Potter


  • John W Potter


Parents & Siblings

  • William Potter


  • Mary Jane Price




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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 24

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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)

  • William H Potter in household of Mary Etzel, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William W Potter in household of William Potter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William H Potter, "United States Census, 1940"

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