Richard Randall Potter

13 February 1924–22 April 2007 (Age 83)
New Town, Cameroon

The Life of Richard Randall

When Richard Randall Potter was born on 13 February 1924, in New Town, Cameroon, his father, Jennings Bryan Potter, was 30 and his mother, Lillian Emma Randall, was 33. He lived in Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio, United States in 1935 and Neshannock Township, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 22 April 2007, in Placerville, El Dorado, California, United States, at the age of 83.

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Richard Randall Potter
1924–2007
Catherine Elizabeth Caruthers
1924–2000

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 10

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 23

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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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Sources (3)

  • Richard R Potter in household of Jennings Potter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Richard Randall Potter, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Richard R Potter, "California Divorce Index, 1966-1984"

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