April 2, 1943

James Potter, Miner, Was Long Resident

 James Potter, 70, who crossed the plains as a child of nine, traveling in a covered wagon with his parents, died Friday evening, April 2, and was buried on Tuesday at the Hillcrest cemetery, with the Rev. W.O. Benthin reading the funeral service. The Hancock Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. James Potter was born in Borden County, Kansas, the oldest of six children. His folds ended their long trip across the plains by stopping in southern Idaho. Later going on to the coast. But a year afterward, in 1882, they returned to Caldwell, where his parents both died when he was 20. Mr. Potter spent a number of years in the Owyhee country, following the occupation of a prospector. Later he came to the Seven Devils region and spent many years mining there, calling Riggins his home. For the last year he had been living near Grangeville in poor health. His four surviving brothers are Joel of Boise, John of Portland, George in ??na (page ripped), and Arthur in Boise. His only sister is Mattie Thornton of Portland. 

 

   

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