Potts, Isaac 1928

Obituary – Isaac Potts
Contributed to Genealogy Pit Stop
By Mary DelRe


Lingering Illness of Well-Known
Citizen Ends in

At 2:30 p. m. , Saturday, December 29, Isaac T. Potts departed this life at his home in the west dend of the city.

Mr. Potts had been in failing health for the past four years, and during the last year the decline in health was marked and rapid. The beginnign of the illness was probably in a nervous collapse, and eventuated in a coplication of diseases that baffled medical skill. During the past few weeks, the family has known that the end was not far off.

The deceased was born hear Hookstown, Pa., in June 1859, and was therefore nearing the end of his 70th year. He came to East Palestine some ?? years ago, as a kiln placer in the pottery and worked at that line during his years of strength. On January 1, 1899, he was united in marriage to Miss Emma Wile, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wile, of this city. The funeral, which will occur tomorrow, January 1, 1929, will mark the 30th anniversary of the marriage.

To Mr. and Mrs. Potts six daughters were born, all of whom survive with their mother, to mourn the loss that has befallen the household. These daughters are Mrs. Blanche Barkey, Evans City, Pa.; Mrs. Freda Henderson of this city; Pearl Boggs of New Galilee, Pa.; Mrs. Mabel Haskens of Enon Valley, Pa.; Pauline and Jessie Potts at home in this city. Two half brothers also survive, they being George and Daniel Wright, the former of Coraopolis, Pa., and the latter of Hookstown, Pa. Thirteen grand children also survive.

Isaac Potts was a wuiet, kindly citizen, interested in his home and his work. He took no active community part part in life, though interestedin all that meant the bettering of the community. For many years he was a member of the Lutheran church and from that church will be conducted the funeral services at 1:30 p. m. tomorrow, January 1, 1929, Rev. W. H. Oelschlager, the pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the local cemetery.