John Hershel Poteet

1892–1946 (Age 53)
Putnam, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Hershel

When John Hershel Poteet was born on 23 November 1892, in Putnam, Tennessee, United States, his father, Samuel Hughes Poteet, was 33 and his mother, Love Lenna Hyder, was 21. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Pearly Einal Speck. He lived in Civil District 19, Putnam, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1930. He died on 5 April 1946, in Algood, Putnam, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Algood Cemetery, Algood, Putnam, Tennessee, United States.

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John Hershel Poteet
Pearly Einal Speck
Anne Poteet
Alfred Poteet
Emma Poteet

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  • Anne Poteet


  • Alfred Poteet


  • Emma Poteet


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World Events (8)

1894 · May Day Riots of 1894

Age 2

The May Day Riots were a series of violent demonstrations that occurred throughout the city on May 1. The riots were caused after Cleveland's unemployment rate increased dramatically during the Panic of 1893, causing panic among the unemployed against the city leaders. The most rioters at one time was recorded as a crowd of 5,000 men.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 15

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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 (3)

  • Herchel J Poteet in household of Samuel H Poteet, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John H Potect, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Hershell Poteet, "United States Census, 1920"

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