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Potts, Victor Henry
LAST NAME: Potts FIRST NAME: Victor MIDDLE NAME: Henry NICKNAME: 
MAIDEN NAME:  AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
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BORN: 11 Feb 1913 DIED: 30 Apr 1999 BURIED:  ~ Smith Cemetery
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BIRTH PLACE:  Washington, Daviess Co, Indiana
DEATH PLACE: Corvallis, Benton Co, Oregon
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1920 IN CENSUS - Victor Potts (6y, b Ind) enumerated with parents Taylor (39y, b Ind) & Maggie (31y, b Ind) and brother Oscar (13y, b Ind) 1930 IN CENSUS - Victor Potts (17y, b Ind) enumerated with mother Maggie (42y, divorced, married at age 18y) and brother Oscar (23y, b Ind) NOTE - California Death Index shows wife Cleda May Potts born 19 Mar 1911, Missouri, and died 5 Nov 1997, Orange Co, California
DEATH CERTIFICATE: 
OSBH DC (1999 Benton Co) #99-09786
OBITUARY: 
Victor Henry Potts, Feb. 11, 1913-April 30, 1999 Corvallis Victor Henry Potts, 86, of Corvallis died Friday. He was born in Washington, Ind, to Taylor and Margaret (Hochesang) Potts. He married Cleda May on July 5, 1945, in Yuma, Ariz. She died before he did. Mr Potts repaired top secret radar facilities in California during World War II. He assisted in pioneering research for oil companies in nuclear magnetic resonance well logging. Mr Potts belonged to the Albany Seventy-day Adventist Church and enjoyed boating, fishing and working on cars. Surviving are son Thomas of Corvallis, grandchildren Heather Potts of Fullerton, Calif, and James Potts of Riverside, Calif; and four nieces. Brother Oscar died earlier. A memorial services will be at 3 pm Saturday at the Corvallis Seventh-day Adventist Church. Burial will be at Fir Crest Cemetery in Independence. Albany Democrat Herald, Monday, May 3, 1999
INSCRIPTION: 
Victor Henry Potts 1913-1999 Father Mentor
SOURCES: 
ODI 1920 IN CENSUS (Daviess Co, Steele, ED 16, sheet 3B) 1930 IN CENSUS (Daviess Co, Washington, ED 19, sheet 29B) Albany Democrat Herald, 3 May 1999 [as reproduced by Linn Genealogical Society in Obituaries from Albany Democrat-Herald, Jan-June 1999]
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