Charles Kilgo Potter

22 April 1923–14 November 1995 (Age 72)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Charles Kilgo

When Charles Kilgo Potter was born on 22 April 1923, in Virginia, United States, his father, Charles Kilgo Potter, was 36 and his mother, Crettie Seawell, was 26. He married Mary Jacqueline Pettitt on 4 September 1948. He lived in Newport News, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 14 November 1995, at the age of 72, and was buried in Newport News, Virginia, United States.

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Charles Kilgo Potter
Mary Jacqueline Pettitt
Marriage: 4 September 1948

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4 September 1948

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 18

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 19

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Charles Potter in household of Charles K Potter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles Potter in household of Charles K Potter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles K Potter Jr, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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