William Hayes Potter

1877–1976 (Age 99)
Missouri, United States

The Life of William Hayes

When William Hayes Potter was born on 8 October 1877, in Missouri, United States, his father, William Riley Potter, was 39 and his mother, Serilda Ingleton King, was 33. He married Carrie Hannah Davis on 18 December 1907, in Sweetwater, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Jackson Township, Ozark, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 2, Gray, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 25 November 1976, in Pampa, Gray, Texas, United States, at the age of 99, and was buried in Pampa, Gray, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Hayes Potter
Carrie Hannah Davis
Marriage: 18 December 1907
Edna M Potter
William Harrison Potter
Ira Everett Potter
Alcedine Potter
Walter Cullin Potter
Garland Lee Potter

Spouse & Children

18 December 1907
Sweetwater, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States


  • Edna M Potter


  • Male1909–1995Male

  • Ira Everett Potter


  • Alcedine Potter


  • Walter Cullin Potter


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • William Riley Potter


  • Serilda Ingleton King




  • John Cullen Potter


  • Sarah Jane Potter


  • Mary Frances Potter


  • Nancy Melissa Ann Potter


  • Female1872–1957Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 4

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 27

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

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, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wm H Potter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William H Potter in household of William Potter, "United States Census, 1900"

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