Harvey Oliver Potts

Male 1896 - 1988  (92 years)


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  • Name Harvey Oliver Potts 
    Born 30 May 1896  "Pipeclay", Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1988  Wellington Roman Catholic Holy Family Cemetery, Renshaw McGirr Way, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Head Stone of Harvey Oliver Potts
    Head Stone of Harvey Oliver Potts
    Harvey is buried at the Wellington Roman Catholic Holy Family Cemetery
    Died 16 Jun 1988  Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • The following text was obtain from the "History of the Potts Family" as compiled by Geoffrey William Potts.

      Harvey was born at "Pipeclay" near Mudgee. Harvey and His brother William were very close all their lives and he was a regular visitor at Williams home. In the early days they worked together in Sydney and at a local grocery store called Pepper and Thomas. In the late 1920's Harvey owned a sports shop in the main street at Wellington. In the 1930's Harvey began a shearing contractor business, organising shearing sheds and providing shearers, cooks etc at sheep properties. His ability in this profession can be gauged by the fact that for 35 to 40 years, he was the shearing contractor at some of the largest sheep stations in New South Wales (Michaelego, Cooma, Sandy Camp, Walgett, Bundameer Stud (Warren) and at Wellington). He had the same team of shearers for over 20 years in some cases and remained in this business until 1980 at the age of 84 years. In the early years, Harvey often worked as a change clerk for his brother William, when William was a bookmaker, handling the money and giving change.
      Harvey married Ida Althofer and they had 4 children, Harold, Kathleen, Patricia and Sylvia. Kathleen and Patricia died when they were young. His wife died in 1941. His son Harold lived off and on with his brother William for about 6 years before he married. Harvey later had a house built in Wellington and in 1956 married June Benison. they had a daughter Jacqueline.
      Harvey was Patron of the Wellington Golf Club where he was a regular golfer. He had played golf there earlier in the day on the day he died aged 92 years on 16 June 1988.

      [5]
    Person ID I0027  Tucker Family Tree | The Descendants of Jonathon Griffiths
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2013 

    Father William Herbert Potts,   b. 8 Aug 1874, "Havilah" Station Near Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1963, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Clara Ellen Smith,   b. 18 Aug 1870, Stoney Creek, Cooyal, near Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1950, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 25th Jul 1894  St John The Baptist Church, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Marriage Certificate of William Herbert Potts and Clara Smith
    Marriage Certificate of William Herbert Potts and Clara Smith
    William Herbert Potts married Clara Smith 25th July 1894 st St John the Baptist Anglican Church, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia. Marriage Registration No. 5054/1894
    Photos
    Clara Ellen Potts (n.Smith) and William Herbert Potts
    Clara Ellen Potts (n.Smith) and William Herbert Potts
    William Herbert Potts and his wife Clara Ellen Potts (n. Smith)
    Family ID F0003  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ida Patricia Althofer,   b. 1898, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1941, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 1919  Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Harold William Potts,   b. 18 Aug 1921, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. S. Potts
     3. P.A. Potts
     4. K. Potts
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F0042  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 May 1896 - "Pipeclay", Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1919 - Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1988 - Wellington Roman Catholic Holy Family Cemetery, Renshaw McGirr Way, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jun 1988 - Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 3), 1896.
      Surname Potts, Given Names Harvey O, Sex Male, Index Year 1896, Father Harvey O, Mother Clara, Place of Registration Mudgee, Registration Year 1896, Registration Number 23545

    2. [S101] Headstone Inscription (Reliability: 3), 30 May 1896.
      (see photo of headstone)

    3. [S60] Australian Cemeteries Index, http://www.australiancemeteries.com/ (Reliability: 3), 13 Jul 2004.

    4. [S101] Headstone Inscription (Reliability: 3), 16 Jun 1988.
      In Loving memory of Harvey Oliver Potts 30-5-1896 to 16 - 6 1988 Loving Husband and Father. (see attached headstone photo)

    5. [S2] A history of the Potts Family, Geoffrey William Potts, 43 (Reliability: 2), Mar 1989.

    6. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government, 5054/1894 (Reliability: 2), 25 Jul 1894.
      See attached Marriage Certificate 5054/1894 William Herbert Potts and Clara Smith.


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