Ezra J Potter

Ezra J Potter

Birth
Wayne County, Ohio, USA
Death 2 Feb 1925 (aged 80)
Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, USA
Burial Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 113200211 · View Source
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EZRA J. POTTER IS SUMMONED - Civil War Veteran Dies Today After Illness of Several Months - E.J. Potter, aged 81 years, died this afternoon at 1:45 o'clock at the house of his daughter, Mrs. R.W. Gilbert, 156 Bartley Avenue, following an illness of several months.

Mr. Potter was born in Wayne County, September 19, 1844, and enlisted in the 3rd O.V.C. Co. E. in 1861. He was in service for about three years and four months, during which time he engaged in many battles, among them that of Stone River; was taken prisoner at Benton, Tennessee, and retained as a prisoner for eleven months, was exchanged at Charleston and discharged at Columbus.

Following his discharge he was married to Miss Mary Backenstoe and established a photograph gallery in Mansfield from which business he retired about 15 years ago. During the management of his business Mr. Potter became known as one of the most proficient photographers in northern Ohio. Mr. Potter was a member of the McLaughlin Post, G.A.R., of this city.

(The Mansfield News: Monday, February 2, 1925)
courtesy of Judy Farst

Son of Jacob and Mary Ann Potter

Name: Ezra Potter
Age at enlistment: 17
Enlistment Date: 7 Sep 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Ohio
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company E, Ohio 3rd Cavalry Regiment on 04 Nov 1861.Mustered out on 24 Jan 1865 at Columbus, OH.
Birth Date: abt 1844
Sources: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio


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  • Created by: Debe Clark
  • Added: 1 Jul 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 113200211
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ezra J Potter (19 Sep 1844–2 Feb 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 113200211, citing Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Debe Clark (contributor 47339012) .