William Harrison Potter

1909–1995 (Age 85)
Sweetwater, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of William Harrison

When William Harrison Potter was born on 24 October 1909, in Sweetwater, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States, his father, William Hayes Potter, was 32 and his mother, Carrie Hannah Davis, was 20. He married Dora Belle Walker on 16 March 1930, in Sayre, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Jackson Township, Ozark, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 2, Gray, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 15 February 1995, in Rosston, Nevada, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Longview, Harrison, Texas, United States.

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William Harrison Potter
Dora Belle Walker
Marriage: 16 March 1930
Ira Wayne Potter
Lael Potter

Spouse & Children

16 March 1930
Sayre, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States


  • Ira Wayne Potter


  • Lael Potter


Parents & Siblings



  • Edna M Potter


  • Male1909–1995Male

  • Ira Everett Potter


  • Alcedine Potter


  • Walter Cullin Potter


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1910 · State Capital Moves to Oklahoma City

Age 1

The state capital of Oklahoma moved from Guthrie to Oklahoma City on June 10, 1910. 

Age 23

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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 Harris Potter in household of William H Potter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Not Named Potter in household of Wm H Potter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Harrison Potter, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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