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R K Potter


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/9/2006 at 15:48:01

R K Potter, insurance agent, Boone was born in Naperville, Illinois, July 2, 1842, where he was raised and learned the trade of a printer, and was afterward editor of the Du Page county “Press” for some eight years, in 1868 he came to Boone, the first three years of his residence here he was engaged in the grocery business, after which he was engaged until the fall of 1877, in shipping produce, when he engaged in his present business, he represents the following the following companies, North America, anew York, Underwriters, Queen of Liverpool, Scottish Commercial, German American, etc. during the war he served in the thirteenth Illinois infantry, Company K, enlisting May 8, 1861, and serving until Dec 29, 1862, when he was wounded at Vicksburg, after remaining in the hospital until the following May he again joined his regiment and was discharged shortly afterward, he was married in 1863 to Hattie A Foote, they have seven children: Ellie, Edith, Lettie, Aggie, Hattie, R K Jr, and A R

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