David Tuck Potter1,2,3

ID# 17401, (1890 - 1972)
FatherLucian D. Potter4,7,8 (26 Feb 1857 - 11 Jun 1915)
MotherSallie A. Tuck4,5,6 (Jul 1865 - 12 Jun 1956)

Key Events:

Birth: 19 Jun 1890, Bowling Green, Kentucky9,10,11
Marriage: about 1915, Edith Dorman (16 Jul 1895 - 5 Feb 1946)12,13,14
Marriage: 15 Jan 1955, Second Presbyterian Church, Louisville, Kentucky, Mildred Sullivan (9 Apr 1904 - 21 Sep 1977)15,16
Death: 28 Jan 1972, Jefferson Co., Kentucky17,18
Burial: 31 Jan 1972, Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky19
ChartsDescendants of Dr. Davis Green Tuck
Descendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Tuck Family
The Dutt/Toot Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     David Tuck Potter was born on 19 Jun 1890 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.9,10,11
     He appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Bowling Green, Warren Co., Kentucky, in the household of his parents, Lucian D. Potter and Sallie A. Tuck.7 He appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Bowling Green, Warren Co., Kentucky, in the household of his parents.8
     David served three years in the Kentucky National Guard Hospital Corps, reaching the rank of 1st sargent.1
     David married first Edith Dorman, daughter of James R. Dorman and Ruth Cogar, about 1915.12,13,14
     He was an electrician, operating his own shop, at age 18. He then became an automobile salesman.20,21
     David registered for the draft for World War I on 5 Jun 1917, while living at 1123 State St., Bowling Green, Kentucky, reporting he was employed as an auto salesman at Bowling Green Garage. He reported his prior military service and requested exemption based on being the sole support of his wife and mother.1
     David and Edith appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky, at 129 East Maxwell St., enumerated 3 Jan 1920, in the household of Harry V. Rouse and his family. They are shown as lodgers, along with two other couples.22
     David and Edith appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, at 2023 Cherokee Pkwy, enumerated 15 Apr 1930, reporting they were renting their apartment, for $87.50 per month. Their son David was listed as living with them.23
     David and Edith appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, at 2312 Broadmeade Rd., enumerated 12 Apr 1940, reporting they were renting their home, for $60 per month. Their son David was listed as living with them.24
     David worked in sales for Packard Motor Car Company for many years. He was wholesale manager when the firm converted 100% to war production in 1942. In 1940 he reported having worked 50 hours the last week of March, and 52 weeks the prior year, earning $3,640.25,26,27,28,29
     David registered for the draft for World War II on 27 Apr 1942, while living at 409 Jarvis Lane, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, reporting he was employed by E. I. DuPont DeNemours & Co. in Charlestown, Indiana.30 He was safety director at the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant, Charlestown, Indiana, which was operated by the DuPont company during the war. He also served as chairman of the Jefferson Co. passenger tire rationing board.31,32
     He was appointed wholesale manager of appliances for Ewald Distributing Company, a distributor of electrical products on 14 Sep 1945.33
     His wife died on 5 Feb 1946 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.34
     David married second Mildred Sullivan, daughter of Charles Thompson Sullivan and Alberta Bennett, on 15 Jan 1955 in Second Presbyterian Church, Louisville, Kentucky.15,16
     He retired about 1962.35
     David died on 28 Jan 1972 in Jefferson Co., Kentucky, at age 81.17,18 He was buried on 31 Jan 1972 in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky.19

Children:
     Child with Edith Dorman:

  • David Tuck Potter Jr.23,24,36 (15 Jan 1922 - 18 Jan 1998)

Children:
     There were no children with Mildred Sullivan

Citations

  1. [S8759] David Tuck Potter, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  2. [S2145] L. D. Porter household, 1900 U.S. Census, Warren Co., Kentucky, shows name as David T. Potter.
  3. [S894] "Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000," Ancestry.com, record for David T Potter, citing vol 2, cert no 961.
  4. [S2061] Macon, John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, pg 61.
  5. [S2145] L. D. Porter household, 1900 U.S. Census, Warren Co., Kentucky, shows him as the son of her husband, and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  6. [S4029] L. D. Potter household, 1910 U.S. Census, Warren Co., Kentucky, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  7. [S2145] L. D. Porter household, 1900 U.S. Census, Warren Co., Kentucky.
  8. [S4029] L. D. Potter household, 1910 U.S. Census, Warren Co., Kentucky.
  9. [S8759] David Tuck Potter, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, shows date, city, and state.
  10. [S1000] "Social Security Death Index," Ancestry.com, record for David Potter, Soc. Sec. No. 401-09-1946, shows date, with year as 1890.
  11. [S2145] L. D. Porter household, 1900 U.S. Census, Warren Co., Kentucky, shows month, year, as 1891, age 8, and state.
  12. [S8751] Harry V. Rouse household, 1920 U.S. Census, Fayette Co., Kentucky, shows married.
  13. [S8753] David T. Potter household, 1930 U.S. Census, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, shows married, with his first marriage at age 25 and hers at 21.
  14. [S8752] Edith Dorman Potter, Certificate of Death, shows him as her husband.
  15. [S8757] "The Social Side," The Courier-Journal, 19 Jan 1955, shows date and church.
  16. [S8756] David T. Potter obituary, The Courier-Journal, shows her as his surviving wife.
  17. [S894] "Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000," Ancestry.com, record for David T Potter, citing vol 2, cert no 961, shows date and county.
  18. [S1000] "Social Security Death Index," Ancestry.com, record for David Potter, Soc. Sec. No. 401-09-1946, shows month, year, and last residence as 40207 Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky.
  19. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 136775521, David Tuck Potter, shows section, lot, and burial date.
  20. [S4029] L. D. Potter household, 1910 U.S. Census, Warren Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as electrician, industry as own shop, working on his own account.
  21. [S8751] Harry V. Rouse household, 1920 U.S. Census, Fayette Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as salesman, industry as autos.
  22. [S8751] Harry V. Rouse household, 1920 U.S. Census, Fayette Co., Kentucky.
  23. [S8753] David T. Potter household, 1930 U.S. Census, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.
  24. [S8754] David Potter household, 1940 U.S. Census, Jefferson Co., Kentucky.
  25. [S8753] David T. Potter household, 1930 U.S. Census, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as sales manger, industry as motor company.
  26. [S8755] "Potter Will Direct," The Courier-Journal, 15 Sep 1945, shows final position.
  27. [S8756] David T. Potter obituary, The Courier-Journal, shows he was a salesman for Packard until they went out of business in 1941.
  28. [S1265] Wikipedia, online, "Packard," viewed Sep 2019, shows Packard converted 100% to war producition in 1942, returning to passenger car production after the war unitil 1959.
  29. [S8754] David Potter household, 1940 U.S. Census, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as manager, industry as automobile manuacturing.
  30. [S8760] David Tuck Potter, Selective Service Registration Card, World War II, Fourth Registration.
  31. [S8755] "Potter Will Direct," The Courier-Journal, 15 Sep 1945, shows chairman of rationing board.
  32. [S8756] David T. Potter obituary, The Courier-Journal, shows work for duPont.
  33. [S8755] "Potter Will Direct," The Courier-Journal, 15 Sep 1945.
  34. [S8752] Edith Dorman Potter, Certificate of Death.
  35. [S8756] David T. Potter obituary, The Courier-Journal, shows retired 10 years ago.
  36. [S1500] "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007," Ancestry.com, record for David Tuck Potter Jr, Soc. Sec. No. 405-18-9598.