Niagara County

1897 Biography - John Potter

Potter, John, was born at Queenston, Ontario, Can., December 7, 1835, a son of George Potter (deceased). He attended the public schools of his native town and at sixteen years of age took up the carpenter's trade which he has followed ever since. In 1861 he removed to Niagara Falls, N. Y., and in 1862 entered the car shops of the New York Central Railroad Company, where he has been steadily employed for thirty five years. April 16, 1863, he married Sarah Scott of Lockport, and they have had five children. Mr. Potter is a member of the A. O. U. W. and of Belleview Lodge No. 316, I. O. O. F., of Niagara Falls.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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