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Philip Orsemus Potter
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Birth: Jun. 11, 1873
East Dundee
Kane County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 1956
Ida Grove
Ida County
Iowa, USA

Philip O. Potter, son of Edwin and Hettie Potter, was born June 11, 1873, near Dundee, Illinois. He passed away at Ida Grove Feb. 16, 1956, at the age of 82 years, 8 months, 16 days. Burial was in the Ida Grove Cemetery, Ida County, Iowa.

His early education was in the public school, and a seminary at Nora Springs, Iowa.

He married Aug. 29, 1893, to Edith Ward at Burr Oak, Iowa, and together, for more than 62 years, they maintained their home, raised their family and gave of their time and energy toward a better community wherever they were.

Six children were born to this couple, one of whom, Alva, died in infancy.

He is survived by his widow, Edith, five children, Donna (Mrs. Bruce M. Snell, Sr. of Ida Grove); Rex Potter of Patterson, N.J.; Ethel (Mrs. Don Forney of St. Petersburg, FL.); Herbert Potter of Anoka, Mn.; Ward Potter of Anoka, Mn.; 9 grandchildren, Mrs. Hugh Vickerstaff, Mrs. Robert Snell, Jr.; Mrs. Robert Irwin; Mrs. James Churney, Robert Potter; Marilyn Potter; Dennis Potter; Gary Potter; and 6 great grandchildren, Ann & Paul Vickerstaff, Karen & James Keller, Vicki Irwin; and Anthony Churney.

Mr. & Mrs Potter came to Ida County in 1898 and have lived in the county ever since. Mr. Potter farmed for 11 years, operated a hardware store in Arthur for 14 years, and a grocery store in Ida Grove for 21 years. During the last several years while in retirement from business, he has led a full and active life with his family, his church, his fraternal organizations, and his friends. He has been a faithful member of the Methodist Church for many years. 
Family links: 
  Edwin Edward Potter (1833 - 1917)
  Hetty Keller Potter (1843 - 1894)
  Edith Adelia Ward Potter (1877 - 1968)*
  Emma Elvira Potter Jewell (1870 - 1929)*
  Philip Orsemus Potter (1873 - 1956)
  Charlotte G Potter Pierce (1883 - 1923)*
*Calculated relationship
Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove
Ida County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: KC Bolton-Potter
Originally Created by: Conley Wolterman
Record added: Aug 31, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21272025
Philip Orsemus Potter
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Philip Orsemus Potter
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- Charles Robin Rauch
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- KC Bolton-Potter
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