Stella Merrill Potter

1 March 1902–3 February 1995 (Age 92)
Elizabethtown, Hardin, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Stella Merrill

When Stella Merrill Potter was born on 1 March 1902, in Elizabethtown, Hardin, Kentucky, United States, her father, Granville H Potter, was 32 and her mother, Alice Humphrey, was 22. She married James William Coleman on 20 September 1922, in Carroll, Kentucky, United States. She lived in Magisterial District 4, Hardin, Kentucky, United States in 1910. She died on 3 February 1995, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

James William Coleman
Stella Merrill Potter
Marriage: 20 September 1922

Spouse and Children

20 September 1922
Carroll, Kentucky, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Granville H Potter


    Alice Humphrey




    Floyd Carter Potter


    John Hays Potter



    Mabel May Potter


    Marvin Potter


World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1904 · The Black Patch War

Age 2

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Stella Porter in household of Granville Porter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Stella Potter in household of Greenville Potter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Stella M Collins in household of Granville H Potter, "United States Census, 1930"

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