Martha Welch Scurry

Brief Life History of Martha Welch

When Martha Welch Scurry was born on 15 November 1900, in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States, her father, Thomas Scurry, was 41 and her mother, Emma Welch Gano, was 31. She married Raymond Montville Potts Sr on 4 October 1923, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 11 March 1987, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Raymond Montville Potts Sr
Martha Welch Scurry
Marriage: 4 October 1923
Raymond Monteville "Ray" Potts Jr
William Gano "Billy" Potts
Evantha Ruth Potts

Sources (15)

  • Martha S Potts, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Martha Potts, "Texas Death Index, 1903-2000"
  • Martha Scurry in entry for William Gene Potts, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

World Events (8)

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form either of Gaelic Ó Scoireadh ‘descendant of Scoireadh’ or Ó Scurra (see Scarry ). While some believe Ó Scoireadh and Ó Scurra to be localized forms of the same name, others regard them as two different names.

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

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