James Potter

21 April 1902–11 September 1954 (Age 52)
Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Potter was born on 21 April 1902, in Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Archibald Watson Potter, was 23 and his mother, Agnes Hamilton, was 22. He died on 11 September 1954, at the age of 52, and was buried in Larkhall, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

James Potter
Jemima Symington

Spouse and Children


    Jemima Symington


Parents and Siblings

    Archibald Watson Potter


    Agnes Hamilton




World Events (8)

1905 · Stornoway Town Hall

Age 3

Stornoway Town Hall was the first town hall in Stornoway Scotland but burned down in 1918. The clock tower on the building became famous after Calum Kennedy named a song after the town called ‘Lovely Stornoway’. The current building is still being used as a multi-purpose venue. Hosting different commercial and community activities.

Age 6

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 16

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

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)

  • James Potter, "BillionGraves Index"
  • James Potter, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Headstone image of James Potter from billiongraves.com

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