Anna Mary Potthoff

1906–1963 (Age 57)
Lawler, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States

The Life of Anna Mary

Anna Mary Potthoff was born in 1906, in Lawler, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States. She married Edward John Sloan on 12 October 1929. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 30 May 1963, in Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Anna Mary Potthoff
1906–1963
Edward John Sloan
1902–1972
Marriage: 12 October 1929
Paul Francis Sloan
1930–1993
Rosemary Sloan
1936–2006

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
12 October 1929
Lead, Lawrence, South Dakota, United States
children

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 0

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 7

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 16

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

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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