David Van Ness Potter

David Van Ness Potter

Male 1821 - 1890  (68 years)

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  • Name David Van Ness Potter  [1
    Born 24 Apr 1821  Floyd, Oneida, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Jan 1890  Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age 68 years 
    Person ID I428  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

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, February 6, 1890 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Died - In Oshkosh, Wisconsin, January 30, 1890. VanNess Potter, aged about 70 years. Deceased was for many years a resident of Orwell. He was a brother of L. D. Potter, Esq., of this village.

      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, February 13, 1890 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - The following relative to the death of the former resident of this section is clipped from the Oshkosh, Wisconsin Northwestern, of January 30th: D. Van Ness Potter died this afternoon about half past one o'clock at his home on Union street, after an illness of about eight weeks. Kidney complaint was the cause of his death, which had been expected for some time, his condition having been regarded as serious since the physician was first called. Mr. Potter was an old settler in this county, having come west from New York State in 1847, and located at Neenah. He resided there about ten years, when he came to Oshkosh, where he has since lived. Mr. Potter would've been sixty-nine years old had he lived until his next birthday anniversary. He was born in Floyd, Oneida County, New York. He was married twice. His first wife was Miss Nancy M. Angell, and after her death he married Mrs. Lewis of Orwell, New York. He believes three sons by his first wife, namely, E. A. Potter, of the city, V. H. Potter, of Dakota, and H. G. Potter, of Montana. He also leaves one step-son, Gustav Lewis. Mr. Potter was a man highly respected by a large circle of friends and his death will be regretted not only here but wherever he was known, for he was always regarded as an upright citizen and a man of extreme fairness in his dealings with others. The funeral of the late D. Van Ness Potter took place from Odd Fellow's Hall, and a large attendance was clearly indicative of the estimation in which the deceased was held. The remains were followed to Riverside by a long procession. The following acted as pallbearers: J. M. Rollins, O. E. Carrier, John Morgan, A. H. Reed, F. M. Powers and Carlton Foster. The Rev. C. B. Wilcox of the First Methodist Church officiated and spoke touchingly of Mr. Potter's character as a man. Singing by Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Dale, Mrs. M. F. Eaton and Benjamin Soper. - Mr. Editor: I was with my brother during three weeks of his sickness, and witness the constant anxiety that was manifested in his case by the inhabitants. The wonderful safeguards that were placed around him by Dr. H. B. Dale, the attending physician, and his counselors, Drs. Gordon and Oviatt, our worthy of my strongest appreciation. I have no doubt but what they have those of the family. Alexander Potter, Orwell, February 10, 1890.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2012] Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).