Landon Potter

1903–1980 (Age 77)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Landon

When Landon Potter was born in 1903, in Kentucky, United States, his father, James Harvey Potter, was 33 and his mother, Lizzie Mullins, was 35. He married Thelma Cantrell on 25 February 1926, in Elkhorn City, Pike, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Buchanan, Virginia, United States in 1920 and Magisterial District 8, Pike, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 12 January 1980, in Pike, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Elkhorn City, Pike, Kentucky, United States.

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Landon Potter
Thelma Cantrell
Marriage: 25 February 1926
Lorene Potter
Arthur Potter
Ugene Potter
Herman B Potter
Christine Potter
Joyce Lee Potter
Annette Potter

Spouse & Children

  • Male1903–1980Male

  • Thelma Cantrell


25 February 1926
Elkhorn City, Pike, Kentucky, United States


  • Lorene Potter


  • Ugene Potter


  • Herman B Potter


  • Christine Potter


  • Female1936–2013Female

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 0

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 14

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Lavan Potter in household of Henry Potter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Landon Potter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Landon Potter in household of Harne Potter, "United States Census, 1920"

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