James Roy Potter

1887–1968 (Age 81)
Colbourne Twnshp, Ontario, Canada

The Life of James Roy

When James Roy Potter was born on 6 May 1887, his father, Samuel Bennett Potter, was 30 and his mother, Ellen Morris, was 27. He married Olive Genevieve Birch on 19 June 1912, in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Ontario, Canada in 1887 and Huron, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died on 19 June 1968, in Neenah, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 81.

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James Roy Potter
Olive Genevieve Birch
Marriage: 19 June 1912
Kathryn Helen Potter

Spouse & Children

19 June 1912
Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Samuel Bennett Potter


  • Female1860–1951Female



  • Willet Lee Potter


  • Male1887–1968Male

  • Flora Isabella Potter


  • Flora Isabelle Potter


  • Clarence W. Potter


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 19

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 22

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • James R Potter in household of Ellen Potter, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • James Roy Potter, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • James Roy Potter, "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959"

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