Biography of William S. Potter
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Potter, William Sidney, treasurer of the Flint Mills, was born in Fall River, October 15, 1847, a son of Thomas Thurston and Selina Sawyer (Crocker) Potter, and grandson of William and Anna (Aiken) Potter. His first American ancestor was Nathaniel Potter, who in 1638 was admitted an inhabitant of the island uf Aquidneck, R. I., and who on April 30, 1639, with twenty other emigrants signed a contract acknowledging allegiance to King Charles I. Mr. Potter was educated in the public schools of Fall River and the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard University. At the age of twenty one he entered the employ of Warren Sawyer of Boston, dealer in hides and leather. In 1868 he became entry clerk in the office of Benjamin Callender & Co., hardware dealers of Boston; in 1870 and 1872 he was employed in the office of the Merchants' Mill of Fall River and was then appointed bookkeeper in the Flint Mills. He has been treasurer of this corporation since 1882. December 9, 1883, he married Lula Whitworth of Fall River, and they have one daughter, Gladys Record Potter. Mr. Potter is a thirty second degree Mason, holding membership in the Boston Consistory and in King Philip blue lodge of Fall River.

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