Betty Rose Potthoff

1905–2004 (Age 99)
Clear Lake, Deuel, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Betty Rose

When Betty Rose Potthoff was born on 8 February 1905, in Clear Lake, Deuel, South Dakota, United States, her father, Henry John Potthoff, was 40 and her mother, Hattie May Cartwright, was 29. She died on 14 July 2004, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 99.

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Henry John Potthoff
Hattie May Cartwright
Henry John Joseph Potthoff
Elizabeth Potthoff
Theodore John Potthoff
Ella Maria Patthoff
Melissa Ann Potthoff
Margaret Potthoff
James Warren Potthoff
Betty Rose Potthoff

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 1

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 26

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

North German: perhaps a habitational name from a place in Westphalia named as Pothof ‘(plant) nursery’, from Middle Low German pote ‘seedling’, ‘young plant’ + hof ‘farmstead’, ‘courtyard’, or, more likely, a variant of Puthoff .

Possible Related Names

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

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