Lathum Denison Potter

Lathum Denison Potter

Male 1836 - 1903  (67 years)

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  • Name Lathum Denison Potter  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 28 Mar 1836  Orwell, Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 May 1903  Pulaski, Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Age 67 years 
    Person ID I14356  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Ancestors John E. Potter
              b. 9 Jan 1801, Floyd, Oneida, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Mar 1880, Orwell, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jane Davis
              b. Jun 1802, Oneida, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 Dec 1885, Orwell, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1820  Floyd, Oneida, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Martha A. Doane
              b. 8 Oct 1834, Pulaski, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Oct 1904, Pulaski, Oswego, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1866  Pulaski, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Age at Marriage He was 30 years and 7 months - She was 32 years  
    Children 
     1. Audrie Potter
              b. 1867, Richland Township, Oswego, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1869, Richland Township, Oswego, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)  [natural]
     2. Clarence Potter
              b. 1870, Richland Township, Oswego, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1871, Richland Township, Oswego, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F13788  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1895 Landmarks of Oswego - Potter, Lathum D., was born in Orwell March 28, 1839, son of John E. and Jane E. Potter. The family is descended from George Potter, a native of England, who settled in Portsmouth, R. I. The mother of our subject was the daughter of Nathaniel and Jane Davis, natives of Wales. Both Mr. and Mrs. John E. Potter were born in Oneida county, the former in 1801 and the latter in 1802, and they died in 1881 and 1886 respectively. Lathum D. learned the shoemaker's trade and later attended school in Pulaski, and the Commercial Col1ege at Oswego. August 21, 1862, he enlisted in the war of the Rebellion, receiving an honorable discharge June 7, 1865. He enlisted in Co. E, 147th N. Y. Inf. Vols., Second Brigade, First Division, First Corps (consolidated with the Fifth Corps, making the Third Division of the latter corps, March 24, 1864), Army of the Potomac, and was in active service during the whole time of his enlistment; he was in the battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863, and all to Appomatox, April 9, 1865, and was one of the first to pluck a button-hole bouquet from the apple tree under which Lee surrendered. After the war he built and conducted the Richland House at Richland, N. Y., for four years, and for twelve years was railway postal clerk and later assistant postmaster, spending in all over twenty years in the postal service. He has served on the Board of Education and in 1885 was elected police justice and justice of the peace which office he now holds. Mr. Potter is a member of Lodge No. 415 F. & A. M.; J. B. Butler Post No. 111 G. A. R.; has served as collector and held other offices of trust and responsibility. In October, 1866, he married Martha A., daughter of Ira and Audria (Vorce) Doane, and they have two children: Clarence and Audria, both deceased.

      May 22, 1903 ~ Latham D. Potter, age 64, Married, Justice of the Peace, born in Orwell, New York, resident for 37 years, Son of John E. Potter born in Connecticut, and Jane Davis born in New York, Died in Pulaski of apoplexy of the brain.

      Newspaper Obituary - Saturday Evening, May 23, 1903 Oswego Daily Times - Oswego, New York - Died Of Apoplexy - Lathum D. Potter, Well Known Citizen of Pulaski, Stricken While Milking Cow - Pulaski, May 23 - Another name has been added to the list of sudden deaths in this village. Shortly after 6 o'clock last evening a young man who drives the cow of Lathum D. Potter to and from the pasture entered the stable adjoining the Potter residence in North Street and discovered that gentleman in a semi-unconscious condition. It appears that Mr. Potter had been milking the cow and had fallen from the stool upon which he was sitting. Mr. Potter was carried into the house and Dr. Henry W. Caldwell immediately summoned, but his services were not required, Mr. Potter having passed away. Mr. Potter, previous to his discovery in the stable, had been gathering grass to feed the cow. Yesterday afternoon he attended the funeral of Theodore Spencer, and had complained of not feeling well while at the funeral. Dr. Caldwell declared that death resulted from apoplexy. The deceased was born in Orwell, Oswego County, March 28, 1839, and passed most of his lifetime in Pulaski. His widow survives, also a sister and two brothers, Mrs. Roxana Beadle and Albert J. Potter of Orwell and Marshall D. Potter of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mr. Potter was a veteran of the Civil War and served in the One Hundred and Forty-Seventh Regiment, New York Infantry, and was a Past Commander of J. B. Butler Post No. 111, G. A. R., of Pulaski. He was also a member of Pulaski Lodge No. 415, F. and A. M. and Pulaski Lodge No. 255, A. O. U. W.; he was also a member of St. James' Protestant Episcopal Church of this village and one of its vestrymen and junior wardens. He was for many years a railway mail clerk. In politics Mr. Potter was a Republican and had served for many years as a Justice of the Peace of the town of Richland. He had also filed the office of Town and Village Collector. The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, May 27, 1903 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Lathum D. Potter - A shadow was cast over our community, Friday evening, when the news reported that Lathum D. Potter had expired after less than an hour of unconsciousness which came over him while milking his cow. Mr. Potter had been failing the spring, but no one realized that he was declining so fast as his sudden death proves he must have been. He returned from the funeral of T. D. Spencer at Port Ontario, which he attended with his brother Mason's and had gone to the barn to milk his cow when the boy who drives the cow to the pasture found him in an unconscious condition in the stable, where he had fallen from the stool. Dr. Caldwell was called and help soon carried Mr. Potter to the house where every means possible was used to revive him but of no avail. Lathum D. Potter, son of John Potter and Jane Davis, was born in the town of Orwell, March 27, 1839. He attended the district school and helped about the farm and boyhood, and afterwards attended and graduated from a business college. At the opening of the rebellion he enlisted in the 147th New York Infantry. He was promoted to the office of Mail Messenger and was discharged in 1865. In 1866, October 17, he married Martha Doane, of this village, and they resided in Richland four years, when they moved to this village where they have since resided. In 1872 Mr. Potter entered the United States mail service and was between Richland in Syracuse. He continued in that service until about 1886. He served as assistant postmaster under J. T. McCarty and D. C. Bishop. He was serving his third term as Justice of the Peace of this town. He was a charter member of Post Butler, 111, G. A. R.; a charter member of Pulaski Lodge, A. O. U., which order he served as financier for several years; was a member of Pulaski Lodge, 415, F. & A. M. Has served the village as collector and is numbered among the First Commanders of J. B. Butler Post. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, holding the office of Senior Warden and Treasurer. The funeral was held from his late home, in North street, yesterday, at ten o'clock, with Masonic honors, the bearers being members of the G. A. R. Post. Rev. W. N. Hawkins, rector of St. James church, officiated. Mr. Potter is survived by a wife, one sister, Mrs. Roxanna Beadle, of Orwell, two brothers, Albert J., of Orwell and Marshall D. of Colorado. We cannot close this Memorial sketch without expressing a deep sorrow over the death of our esteemed friend and brother. He has been so well known in this community, and in so many ways manifested his willingness to help and encourage where he was able to extend a helping hand, he will be missed. Mr. Potter has met with reverences and discouragements which caused no one to suffer more than himself and deep was his regret that so busy a life, one so full of work and so rounded with service could not be within reach of resources by which he could do more for those he wished to help. He was never indifferent calls for service in the church or any organization to which he belonged. He felt a responsibility in the welfare and lively existence of the various societies with which he held membership, that his demise will be felt with keen regret.

  • Sources 
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      Record for John E. Potter
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      Record for Latham Dennison Potter
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      Record for Martha A. Doane
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