Obituary Record

Edwin Potter
Died on 5/6/1904

9 June, 1904 - Blair Republican - Ed Potter

The older residents of this city will remember Ed. Potter, a jeweler who worked in Mayle’s store 17 or 18 years ago. Wm. Taylor has received a letter from a relative in Missouri who resides near the Potter family saying that our old townsman is dead. He moved there about 16 years ago where he was employed in a canning factory.

From Find a Grave


Note: Edwin Potter was the manager of the Mound City Canning Factory.

Edwin H. Potter died May 6, 1904 in Mound City, Mo., aged 60. He was born at Peru, Ill., on May 16, 1843. In 1861 he enlisted in Co. A, 9th Reg. Ind. Vol. Inf and was mustered out in 1865. He married Lucy Snyder at Edwardsville, Mich., June 23, 1867. Two boys and three girls were born-Frank, of Herrington, Kan.; Mrs. Ella Brass, of Petersburg, Ill.; Kate Potter, of Kansas City, Mo.; and Edward and Carrie at home. He has been in Mound City for 13 years.

Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery.

Bio Source: Holt County Missouri Death Notices 1904-06, Page 40.

From The Holt County Sentinel, May 20, 1904:

"E.H. Potter died at his home in Mound City, May 6th, 1904, in the 61st years of his age. Mr. Potter had been a resident of Mound City with the exception of a few months, for 13 years. He had proved to be a good citizen, highly respectable, honest, straightforward and trustworthy. He had been engaged in the canning business 17 years, and had managed the Mound City plant since 1891. He was one of the prime movers in getting the plant started in Mound City.

Mr. Potter was married 37 years ago to Lucy Snyder at Edwardsburg, Mich. To them were born five children, three girls and two boys, all of whom with their mother, survive him.

Deceased was a veteran of the Civil War. He served in the Rebellion 48 months with Company A, 9th Infantry, from '61 to '65.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Henry Nelson Bullard at the home, Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Interment in Mount Hope Cemetery. Mound City News.

~~~Obituaries courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska Public Library~~~

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Printed in the Blair Republican on 6/9/1904