Joseph Claude Potter

1880–1959 (Age 79)
Cedar Hill, Dallas, Texas, United States

The Life of Joseph Claude

When Joseph Claude Potter was born on 12 February 1880, in Cedar Hill, Dallas, Texas, United States, his father, James David Potter, was 30 and his mother, Frances Loretta Jane White, was 26. He lived in Justice Precinct 6, Dallas, Texas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 14 April 1959, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 79.

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Joseph Claude Potter
Mary Estelle Ramsey

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • James David Potter


  • Frances Loretta Jane White




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 1

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 21

"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""."

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)

  • Joseph C Potter in household of James D Potter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Claude Potter in household of James D Potter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph Claude Potter, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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