Biography of E. W. Potter
Ukiah Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





E. W. Potter. Was born in Illinois, November 10, 1840 His parents crossed the plains when he was quite young, and settled in Shasta county, where the father engaged in mining till 1854. In that year they came to Lake county. E. W. entered the office of the Trinity Journal in 1860 as an apprentice. He then worked in several offices until 1867, when he took charge of a hardware business in Colusa. He then went to Sacramento and was foreman of the car shop for two years. In 1871 he engaged in the hardware business under the firm name of Smith, Davis, Potter & Co., in Sacramento. In October, 1874, he came to Mendocino county, and settled at Mendocino City, engaging in the hard ware business, which he followed till March 1, 1880. He was the Under Sheriff under J. H. Donohoe. Married, September 10, 1874, Miss Eva G. Bird, daughter of R. E. Bird, ex editor of the Sacramento Record-Union. They have one child, Eber W., born May 18, 1875.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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