|Mary Potter (1911-1994)|
|Gladys Effie Potter, 1910's|
(from Forrest Pugh's collection)
However, by the time her sisters Elaine (1914-2000), Dorothy (1916-1997) and her brother David (1918-1977) were born, the family had moved to the city of Erie, Pennsylvania.
|Mary and Dorothy, 1916|
George was then owner/operator of a grocery store, which we know from his World War I draft registration card:
|George Potter's WWI Draft Card|
credit: Natl Archives/Ancestry.com
|George Potter Draft Registrar's Report|
George was way too old to be much at risk of being sent off to war (he is 43...and 14 years older than Gladys), and the war would be over on November 11, 1918. Gladys' half-brother Hiram, however, did serve in the War:
|Hiram Perry (1893-1970) holding|
David M. Potter (1918-1977)
Hiram was Gladys' half-brother
Forrest "Doc" Pugh sent me this photo of David Potter and Mary Potter which is dated 1919. David was born in August, 1918 so I suppose this is springtime 1919. Mary would be around seven years old.
This photo which includes Elaine and Dorothy at about the same time is somewhat out-of-focus. The handwriting is Gladys'.