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Jacob PotterAge: 88 years18401928

Jacob Potter
Given names
Birth November 15, 1840
MarriageMary Frances BruceView this family

Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 5 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 16 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 20 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 26 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 26 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 28 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Birth of a son
#1James Bruce Potter
June 18, 1874 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 37 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Marriage of a childJames Bruce PotterFlora Dell WhitlowView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 21, 1896 (Age 55 years)
Address: Ish Whitlow home
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Ora Bell Potter
July 28, 1897 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 57 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Octa Potter
October 8, 1898 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Nettie May Potter
August 5, 1903 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Vinita Francis Potter
June 14, 1906 (Age 65 years)
Death of a wifeMary Frances Bruce
January 7, 1908 (Age 67 years)
Census April 26, 1910 (Age 69 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 75 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 76 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 77 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Census January 9, 1920 (Age 79 years)
Death December 11, 1928 (Age 88 years)
Last change November 15, 201809:54:16

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Mary Frances Bruce - View this family
Jacob Potter
Birth: November 15, 1840Missouri, United States
Death: December 11, 1928Cooper, Missouri, United States

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Census1910 United States - Census transcript - James Bruce Potter - Household

Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri

Potter, James BheadMW35M113MOMOMOManagerGeneral? Farm
Potter, Flora DwifeFW29M11344MOKYMO
Potter, Ora BdaughterFW12SMOMOMO
Potter, OctadaughterFW11SMOMOMO
Potter, Nettie MdaughterFW6SMOMOMO
Potter, VinitadaughterFW3SMOMOMO
Potter, JacobfatherMW69WdMOVAVAOwn Income

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - James Bruce Potter - Household

Blackwater, Cooper, Missouri

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Potter, JamesheadMW45MMOMOMONone
Potter, FlorawifeFW39MMOKYMO
Potter, JacobfatherMW79WdMOKYMO
Mercer, Nettie MaydaughterFW16MMOMOMO
Mercer, Walterson in lawMW21MMOMOMOLaborerOdd Jobs
Potter, VinitadaughterFW13SMOMOMO