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======William Henry (Houghtailing) Potter======

>>@@**William Henry (Houghtailing) Potter**{{image url="" title="William Henry (Houghtailing) Potter" alt="William Henry (Houghtailing) Potter" width="300" class="middle" link=""}}@@>>b. 6 Oct 1871 (Hector, New York)
m. 1914 (Chicago, Illinois)
m. 1920 Chicago, Illinois)
d. 12 Aug 1951 (Chicago, Illinois)

Parents: Unknown
Adopted by:
**[[CharlesTrippPotter|Charles Tripp Potter]]** and **[[EuniceAStilwell|Eunice A Stilwell]]**
2nd wife: **[[TirzahLCooper|Tirzah L Cooper Fish]]**

William Henry (Houghtailing) Potter
--Adopted by 1875, Last name orig. Houghtailing.
**[[JennieSuePotter|Jennie Sue Potter]]**
Jennie Sue's husband: **[[FredericCoddingtonUpdike|Frederic Coddington Updike]]**

Grandparents: Unknown
Adoptive Grandparents:
**[[JohnAveryPotter|John Avery Potter]]** and **[[RebekahTripp|Rebekah Tripp]]**
**[[IraIsaacStilwellSr|Ira Isaac Stilwell, Sr.]]** and **[[DeborahTurner|Deborah Turner]]**

Aunts & Uncles:
Via Father:
**[[MargaretKirbyPotter|Margaret Kirby Potter]]**
Margaret's husband: **[[MarbleBHoag|Marble B Hoag]]**
Via Mother:
**[[JaneAStilwell|Jane A Stilwell]]**
Jane's husband: **[[DanielAyersSpaulding|Daniel Ayers Spaulding]]**
**[[JamesStilwell|James Stilwell]]**
James' wife: **[[SusanCampbell|Susan Campbell]]**
**[[SusanMarandaStilwell|Susan Maranda Stilwell]]**
Susan's husband: **[[AlexanderGBower|Alexander G Bower]]**
**[[HarrietStilwell|Harriet Stilwell]]**
Harriet's husband: **[[GabrielWortman|Gabriel Wortman]]**
**[[SalinaStilwell|Salina Stilwell]]**
d. age twenty unwed
**[[JohnWesleyStilwell|John Wesley Stilwell]]**
John's wife: **[[CelestiaChristfield|Celestia Christfield]]**
**[[EvalineAStilwell|Evaline A Stilwell]]**
Evaline's husband: **[[TunisSSmith|Tunis S Smith]]**
**[[ElihuRingStilwell|Elihu Ring Stilwell]]**
Elihu's wife: **[[HelenGStilwell|Helen G Stilwell]]**
**[[IraIsaacStilwellJr|Ira Isaac Stilwell, Jr]]**
Ira, Jr's wife: **[[SusanBoyd|Susan Boyd]]**
**[[AnnaEmelineBullis|Anna Emeline Bullis]]** d. 1918.
**[[ EllaShannon| Ella Shannon]]**

Children: No known children.

It is possible that William was not born in Hector, but a good guess.

1875 census lists last name as Houghtailing, birthplace as unknown, and relation to the Potters as Boarder.

1880 census lists last name as Potter, and relationship box is left blank. Jennie Sue is listed, with relationship, daughter, noted.

There are several variant spellings of Houghtailing to be found.

Also, this photo might not be of Willie, but it is a strong hunch.

Sometime around 1897 William moved to Albany and eventually enlisted with the army just before the Spanish-American War. Perhaps spurred on by the yellow journalism of Hearst and Pulitzer.

He reƫnlisted in 1900 and moved to Detroit, Michigan.

Granny never mentioned having a brother, adopted or otherwise. Curious he was never mentioned, at all ... ever ...

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