Rita Potter

29 July 1909–25 June 1996 (Age 86)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life of Rita

When Rita Potter was born on 29 July 1909, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, her father, Charles Edward Potter, was 40 and her mother, Ada Lee Speer, was 36. She lived in Richmond Heights, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1935 and University City, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 25 June 1996, in Key Largo, Monroe, Florida, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Simpson, Johnson, Illinois, United States.

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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 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 1

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

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.

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

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  • Rita Trigg in household of Joseph F Trigg, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rita Potter in household of Chas E Potter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rita Potter in household of Charlie E Potter, "United States Census, 1920"

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