William Harry Potter

1923–1970 (Age 47)
Illinois, United States

The Life of William Harry

When William Harry Potter was born in January 1923, in Illinois, United States, his father, Obed W Potter, was 20 and his mother, Nora E Comstock, was 21. He lived in Pine Plains, Pine Plains, Dutchess, New York, United States in 1930 and Washington, Dutchess, New York, United States in 1940. He died on 21 November 1970, in Goldsboro, Wayne, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Arlington, Virginia, United States.

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William Harry Potter
Doris Marie Parrott

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  • Male1923–1970Male

  • Louise Potter


  • Lynn Potter


  • Eleanor Potter


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 0

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 2

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 14

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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 in household of Obed W Potter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Potter in household of Obed Potter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Harry Potter, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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