William Henry Potter

1863–1922 (Age 58)
Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Potter was born on 20 April 1863, in Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Daniel N. Potter, was 35 and his mother, Mary Jane Hites, was 23. He married Lydie B. Klaus about 1885, in Indian Township, Payne, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Martin, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Cobb, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. He died on 2 April 1922, in Texanna, McIntosh, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Potter
Lydie B. Klaus
Marriage: about 1885
Alice Potter
William Henry Harrison Potter
May A. Potter
Mabel Gertrude Potter
Effie E. Potter
Cora A. Potter

Spouse & Children

about 1885
Indian Township, Payne, Oklahoma, United States


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Daniel N. Potter


  • Mary Jane Hites




  • Harrison Rodolpho Potter


  • Edson W. Potter


  • Male1863–1922Male

  • Margaret Ellen Potter


  • Amy S. Potter


World Events (8)

1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 14

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 14

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 18

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.

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, 1910"
  • William Potter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wm H Potter in household of Daniel N Potter, "United States Census, 1870"

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