John Calvin Poteet

1924–1978 (Age 54)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of John Calvin

John Calvin Poteet was born in 1924, in West Virginia, United States. He married Lillian Louise Colley on 26 September 1948, in Snohomish, Washington, United States. He died in 1978, in Arlington, Snohomish, Washington, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Arlington Municipal Cemetery, Arlington, Snohomish, Washington, United States.

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John Calvin Poteet
1924–1978
Lillian Louise Colley
1930–2014
Marriage: 26 September 1948

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
26 September 1948
Snohomish, Washington, United States

World Events (8)

1927

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929

Age 5

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 16

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Name Meaning

Said to be of French origin, this name is associated in the early 18th century with MD and subsequently with NC and SC. If it is French, it is probably a Huguenot name. It may be an altered form of French Petit , or possibly of French Pottet, which is from a diminutive of pot ‘pot’, in any of several senses: a metonymic occupational name for a potter, a nickname for a market trader, or a nickname for a rotund individual.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • John C Poteet, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Find A Grave

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