Joseph Burel Potter

1897–1964 (Age 67)
Ames Township, Athens, Ohio, United States

The Life of Joseph Burel

When Joseph Burel Potter was born on 18 January 1897, in Ames Township, Athens, Ohio, United States, his father, William Ernest Potter, was 22 and his mother, Alice Emma Linscott, was 20. He married Anna Elizabeth Woll on 24 March 1917, in Franklin, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia, United States in 1930. He died on 9 January 1964, in Wood, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Burel Potter
Anna Elizabeth Woll
Marriage: 24 March 1917
Dona P Potter

Spouse & Children

24 March 1917
Franklin, Ohio, United States


  • Dona P Potter


Parents & Siblings



  • Glenn Edward Potter


  • Male1897–1964Male

  • Female1900–1959Female

  • Wilbur Ernest Potter


  • Leonard Douglas Potter


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Joseph Porter in household of William E Porter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph B Potter in household of William E Potter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joe B Potter, "United States Census, 1930"

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