Obit: Potter, Elle (1852 - 1931)

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Surnames: Potter, Shafer, Lyons, Chaney, Robecker, Owens, Patey, Schoengarth, Huckstead, Longenecker

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 15 Jan. 1931

Potter, Elle (22 Dec. 1852 - 7 Jan. 1931)

Mrs. Frank Potter passed away at the Sacred Heart hospital, Jan. 7, 1931, after a very brief illness.

Belle Shafer was born in Trenton, Washington County, Wisconsin, Dec. 22, 1852, to Charles and Elizabeth Shafer. When 12 years of age she moved with her parents to Sheboygan county where she grew to womanhood.

In April 1855 she was united in marriage to Frank D. Potter, who preceded her in death 14 years ago. Following the marriage they moved to Clark County, settling on their land in the town of York, from which they carved a modern home and farm.

In 1916 they retired, moving to their new home purchased on West Fourth Street, where Mr. Potter passed away Feb. 6, 1917. Mrs. Potter continued to lived in Neillsville a few years, then purchased a home at Loyal, Wis., where she has since resided.

Mrs. Potter is survived by her two sons, Wayne F. of Granton; Harland of York, five sisters; Mrs. Della Lyons and Rhoda Shafer of Loyal; Mrs. Lois Chaney, Mrs. Henry Robecker of Sheboygan; Mrs. Wm. Owens of Neillsville; one brother, Austin of St. Paul. One brother, Norman Shafer, died in 1925. She also leaves five grandchildren.

Mrs. Potter was woman of quiet disposition, bearing the burdens of life patiently. She was a kind mother and neighbor and will be sadly missed by relatives and friends.

Services were held by Lowe’s Funeral Home, Saturday at 2 p.m., Mrs. S. G. Patey, Mrs. Oscar Schoengrath and Mrs. Huckstead furnished the music and Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiates.



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