Clark County Clipper, December 6, 1928

(True B. Potter)

True B., son of Edward Hayden Potter and Almay Stevens Potter, was born in Lancaster, Missouri, November 11, 1867, and died in his home in Ashland, Friday morning, November 30, 1928.  He received his education in the common schools of Schuyler County, Missouri and in Quincy, Illinois.  He came to Kansas with his father in 1883.  His father and uncle, Col. Banning bought the 76 Ranch in 1885, and maintained their home there for a time.  In 1893 the family moved into Ashland.  On November 16, 1893 he was married to Alice McCasland in Ashland.  Mrs. Potter passed to her reward February 8th, 1910.  To this union were born six children, three of whom with one grandchild survive to mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent father.

True Potter was known to very many people but was understood by few, he being rather eccentric but withal he was a good citizen, true to his own and those with whom he became more or less intimate in business and social relations.

The funeral service was held at the Stevenson home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, followed by burial beside his wife in the Highland cemetery.

The death of True Potter removes from the stage of life's activities another of our pioneer citizens and while he never took a prominent part in public affairs he will be missed from our daily life.  He was a familiar figure on our streets until the last few weeks.  True was never a strong man but appeared to enjoy good health until last July, since which time he had eaten no solid food.  His death was unexpected and very peaceful.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ November 2, 2005.


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