James Simpson Potter

1887–1960 (Age 73)
Putnam, Missouri, United States

The Life of James Simpson

When James Simpson Potter was born on 12 February 1887, in Putnam, Missouri, United States, his father, George Thompson Potter, was 37 and his mother, Margaret Eleanor Norris, was 39. He lived in Sherman Township, Putnam, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 12 August 1960, in Putnam, Missouri, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Unionville, Putnam, Missouri, United States.

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James Simpson Potter
Clara Edna Korns

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • George Thompson Potter


  • Margaret Eleanor Norris




  • Amy Josephine Potter


  • Ollie Belle Potter


  • Male1874–1956Male

  • Male1877–1956Male

  • Benjamin Norris Potter


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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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 17

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 20

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

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 (2)

  • Simpson Potter in household of Margaret Potter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Simpson Potter, "Find A Grave Index"

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