Thomas Callaway Potts

Male15 February 1888–30 March 1953

Brief Life History of Thomas Callaway

When Thomas Callaway Potts was born on 15 February 1888, in Texas, United States, his father, Charles Wakefield Potts, was 31 and his mother, Ida Ellen Armstrong, was 22. He married Janie Julia Griffin on 11 March 1941, in Miller, Arkansas, United States. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Jack, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 30 March 1953, in Imperial, California, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in El Centro, Imperial, California, United States.

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Thomas Callaway Potts
Janie Julia Griffin
Marriage: 11 March 1941

Sources (6)

  • Thomas C Potts in household of Charles W Potts, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Thomas C Potts, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Thomas Callaway Potts, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 March 1941Miller, Arkansas, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 2

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

    Age 3

    Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 18

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Pott , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s, in the former case denoting a Pot(t)'s son, relative or servant.

    Americanized form of German Botz .

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

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