Person:Mary Potter (128)

  1. Mary Potter1855 - 1929
  2. Dora Potter1862 - 1929
  3. Edith Potter1875 - 1943
  4. Harriet Potter - 1937
m. 26 Dec 1876
  1. Elam P. Coon1881 - 1964
  2. Rachel Ann Coon1893 - 1956
Facts and Events
Name Mary Potter
Gender Female
Birth[1] 27 Jan 1855 Albion, Dane, Wisconsin, United States
Marriage 26 Dec 1876 to Dayton Benjamin Coon
Death[1] 17 Mar 1929 Milton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 The Sabbath Recorder . (New York City, New York; later Plainfield, N. J.)
    106:13:412, April 1, 1929.

    Mary Potter, daughter of Stephen R. and Harriet Green Potter, was born at Albion, Wis., January 27, 1855, and died at Milton, Wis., March 17, 1929.
    She was the oldest of four sisters: Mrs. Dora Lawton, who died at Albion the thirteenth of last January; Mrs. Harriet Edwards, South Milwaukee; and Mrs. Edith Babcock, Albion.
    Mrs. Coon was graduated from Albion Academy in 1875. She taught school in her home district for two summer terms. On December 26, 1876, she was married to Dayton B. Coon. To them were born three children: Elam P. and Miss Rachel, of Milton; and Philip L. of Beaver Falls, Pa. There are three grandchildren: Laurence, Philip and Virginia Mary, all children of Philip L. Soon after Mr. and Mrs. Coon were married they established their home on a farm at Utica, Wis., where they lived for thirty years. For the last twenty-two years they have lived in Milton.
    When Mrs. Coon was a girl of eleven years she was baptized by Rev. Joshua Clarke and became a member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church at Albion. At the time of her marriage her membership was transferred to the Utica Church, where it remained until the disbanding of that organization. She became a member of the Milton Church in May, 1913. Mrs. Coon had a deep interest in the women's work, and in 'Circle Number Two' of the Milton organization she took great delight, where she found many ways of being helpful. Her interest extended into the community and was expressed in her membership in the King's Daughters and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. She has been a woman of great kindness, patience and sympathy. She had a keen sense of humor and was always able to see the brighter side of life. Her cheerfulness, in spite of her extreme difficulty in hearing, was an inspiration those around her. She has endeared herself to a multitude of relatives and friends who deeply feel their loss in her passing away.
    Funeral services were held from the house and from the Seventh Day Baptist church on Wednesday afternoon, and were conducted by Pastor J. L. Skaggs, Rev Edwin Shaw assisting. Burial was made in the Milton Cemetery. J. L. S.