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
1893–
Stella Merrill Potter
1902–1995
Marriage: 20 September 1922

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 September 1922
Carroll, Kentucky, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Granville H Potter

    Male1870–1940Male

    Alice Humphrey

    Female1879–Female

siblings

(5)

    Floyd Carter Potter

    Male1898–1949Male

    John Hays Potter

    Male1899–Male

    Female1902–1995Female

    Mabel May Potter

    Female1903–1988Female

    Marvin Potter

    Male1905–Male

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.
1927

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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