Jay Grant Potter

Male 1842 - 1917  (75 years)


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  • Name Jay Grant Potter  [1
    Born 6 Jan 1842  Orwell, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Jan 1917  Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 75 years 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    George Potter  (5 x Great Grandfather) 
    Ann Patch,   b. 5 Nov 1807,   d. 4 Feb 1876  (Age 68 years)  (Mother) 
    Person ID I4756  tree2019
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Ancestors Greene Potter,   b. 18 Dec 1807, Floyd, Oneida, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1869, Orwell, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ann Patch,   b. 5 Nov 1807,   d. 4 Feb 1876  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1829  Oneida Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F2316  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Corsanda Shumway,   b. 8 Oct 1847,   d. 19 Jul 1917  (Age 69 years) 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Gertrude Violet Potter,   b. 1883  [natural]
    Walter Boyd Risedorf  m. 15 Oct 1913
    Married: 1x2. L. Maude Potter,   b. 1877  [natural]
    Charles Sumner Benedict  m. 23 Jun 1910
    Married: 1x3. Ora Helen Potter,   b. 3 Jun 1871,   d. 17 Jun 1929  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x4. Orla C. Potter,   b. 24 May 1874,   d. 16 Mar 1951  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
    Minnie E. Patch  m. 9 Jan 1907
    Married: 1x5. Laura Grace Potter,   b. 1875,   d. 1952  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F1487  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • J. GRANT POTTER EXPIRES
      Pulaski Man Sick Less Than an Hour When Death Claims Him

      Wednesday evening, about eleven o'clock, after a day well spent in the usual course of his life, Mr. J. Grant Potter, of Lake street, in this village, was stricken with heart trouble, superinduced by indigestion, and before his family was hardly aware of any alarming conditions, he passe away.

      Mr. Potter was born in the town of Orwell, on the old homestead which his father and mother Greene and Ann Patch Potter created in the early part of the last century. He succeeded to ownership of the old homestead and continued to reside there up to about ten years ago when he came to this village and purchased the home of the late Dr. E.F. Kelley, on Lake street. Here Mr. Potter with his family have spent happy years.

      In September, 1867, Mr. Potter took to himself, in marriage, Miss Corsanda Shumway, of Evans Mills. Five children came to their home, who, with the mother survive. The children are, Ora H. Potter, who resides in the family home; Orla C. Potter, of Malone; Mrs. Frank J. Walton of this village; Mrs
      C.S. Benedict, of Amenia, N.Y., and Mrs. Walter Risedorf, of; Pine Plains, N.Y. And two brothers, John M. Potter and Elvin G. Potter, of Orwell.

      Mrs. Potter came home from a Syracuse hospital, January 6th, after having spent over two months there for treatment and an operation. The day of her homecoming was a happy one to
      Mr. Potter as it was his seventy-fifth birthday, and if either was to go soon it was thought it would be the good woman for whose return home he had been so anxious and prayerful. His death is one of the mysteries of life and he leaves the loved one to accept the providence of God without an explanation.

      Not now, but in the coming years it may be in the better land,
      We'll know the meaning of our tears,
      Some day, ah then, we'll understand.

      Mr. Potter was a pleasant and agreeable friend to many. He lived with respect to habits of industry , temperance and a peaceful practice of Christian virtues, which adorn those who choose the "better part". Forty years ago, in the great revival at Orwell, under Rev. Jones, Mr. Potter gave himself to the Christain way. He unitd with the Orwell Congregational church. When he moved to this village he brought his letter to the Pulaski Congregational church and has been a faithful attendant at the services whenever he was able to be there. He was a member of Pulaski Lodge, F. & A.M., and Pulaski Grange, was a life member of the Richland, Orwell and Boylston Agricultural Society. He served as Justice of Peace on the town board of Orwell for a time and was once a member of the board of trustees of Pulaski village.

      The writer has a personal acquaintance with the deceased covering over forty years, when he began as a boy, in Mr. Potter's employ, the rugged Orwell farm. He was thrifty in his conduct of business and gained a competency which took care of him in his last years. He was devoted to his wife and children who all loved and esteemed him. He was a neighbor whose friendship was worthy of cultivation. His death is a severe blow to the family and especially to the dear wife who has been his companion nearly fifty years and felt that "it was better for her to depart" and be with him but willing to say "Thy will, not mine."

      The funeral was necessarily private. It was held from the home, Saturday afternoon, at one o'clock. Rev. T.T. Davies, pastor of the Congregational church of Sandy Creek, who was
      Potter's pastor in Orwell, officiated.

      Some masonic brothers were present.

      The son and three sons-in-law were bearers. Many beautiful flowers were in evidence, testifying of the love of friends. Burial took place in Pulaski cemetery.

      Source: The Pulaski Democrat, Jan 24, 1917

      January 17, 1917 - J. Grant Potter, age 75 years, 11 days. Date of birth January 6, 1842, born in Orwell, New York. Sex, male; race, white; married; occupation, retired farmer. Name of father, Greene Potter, born in England. Name of mother, Ann Patch, born in England. Informant, F. J. Walton, Pulaski, New York. Cause of death, acute cardiac dilation, contributed by fatty heart. Signed by F. E. MacCullum, M.D., January 19, 1917, Pulaski, New York. Place of burial, Pulaski cemetery, January 20, 1917. Undertaker, J. S. Hewitt, Pulaski, New York.

  • Sources 
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      Record for Green Potter