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Thomas Kemble Wood and Janet Estelle Potters

 




Husband Thomas Kemble Wood



 


 
         Born: 3 Feb 1919 - Oahu, Hawaii
   Christened: 
         Died: 17 Aug 2008 - Summit, NJ
       Buried:  - at sea by the US Navy



 
       Father: David Kemble Wood (1888-1968)
       Mother: Marjorie Dawson Lee (1901-1977)



 
     Marriage: 17 Sep 1944 - St. Gabriel's Church, Hollis, Queens County, NY

Events

1. Occupation: manufacturer of glass.




Wife Janet Estelle Potters



 


 
         Born: 2 Sep 1925 - Brooklyn, New York
   Christened: 
         Died: 19 Jan 2016 - West Palm Beach Fl.
       Buried:  - Restland Cemetery, East Hanover,NJ,Olive-lot255 



 
       Father: Rudolph Herman Potters (1891-1970)
       Mother: Jessie Hart Sands (1895-1978)





Children


1 M Ralph Kemble Wood



 
         Born: living
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       Spouse: Judith Karen Murray (      -      )
         Marr: 9 Jun 1973 - Chilhowie, Va.




General Notes: Husband - Thomas Kemble Wood


Graduated Iolani School - 1937. Graduated from U. of Hawaii with a BS in 1941. Entered the Navy in 1941 as an Ensign. Was honorably discharged from the Navy as a Leiutenant Commander in 1946. During the war he, principally, worked as an engineer developing airborn radar. He went to work at Potters Industries in 1948. He became President in 1956. He was President from 1958 until 1981 when he became Chairman of the Board. He retired from the company in 1984. (for more information on Potters Industries see the entry on Rudolph Potters). During his term as President, Potters grew in size from a single factory in Queens to a technology leader in its product fields with factories all over the world. He was on the Board of Annin and Company from 1980 until his death in 2008. Annin is the largest flag company in the world.


General Notes: Wife - Janet Estelle Potters


Graduated Penn Hall - 1943. Graduated with a BA in Library Science from Fairleigh Dickinson U. Graduated with a Masters in Library Science from Columbia U.
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Rudolph Herman Potters and Jessie Hart Sands

 




Husband Rudolph Herman Potters



 


 
         Born: 24 Jun 1891 - Barmen, Germany
   Christened: 
         Died: 31 Jul 1970 - Palm Beach, Fl
       Buried:  - Restland Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ



 
       Father: Ernst Poetters (1866-1937)
       Mother: Unknown (      -Abt 1900)



 
     Marriage: 22 Feb 1913 - Brooklyn, New York

Events

1. Occupation: manufacturer of glass.




Wife Jessie Hart Sands



 


 
         Born: 7 Feb 1895 - Brooklyn, NY
   Christened: 
         Died: 23 Mar 1978 - Palm Beach, Fl
       Buried:  - Restland Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ



 
       Father: Charles Van Alstyne Sands (1835-1908)
       Mother: Jeanette Williamson (1850-1922)





Children


1 M Robert Potters



 


 
         Born: 1 Apr 1920 - Brooklyn, New York
   Christened: 
         Died: 2 Jul 1999 - Sun Valley, Idaho
       Buried: 
 
       Spouse: Gertrude Hackett (1923-2017)
         Marr: 1 Aug 1943 - Kearny, NJ



2 F Janet Estelle Potters



 


 
         Born: 2 Sep 1925 - Brooklyn, New York
   Christened: 
         Died: 19 Jan 2016 - West Palm Beach Fl.
       Buried:  - Restland Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ
 
       Spouse: Thomas Kemble Wood (1919-2008)
         Marr: 17 Sep 1944 - St. Gabriel's Church, Hollis, Queens County, NY




General Notes: Husband - Rudolph Herman Potters


He was born in Barmen, Germany, which is part of present day Wuppertal, in the North Rhine - Westphalia region. According to family lore, his mother died in child birth during the birth of his brother Arthur. His father then married his 16 year old housekeeper. His father, Ernst, then left for America in 1902, leaving his children in the care of his new wife, Selma. She became unable to support the children and left to join her husband in 1903 leaving the children in an orphanage. Rudolph arrived at Ellis Island on May 17, 1904 on the Zeeland . The Zeeland left Antwerp on May 8, according to the Ellis Island records. The fare of Rudolph and his brothers, Walter and Paul, was paid by their father, Ernst. The three boys were planning to live with their father in Brooklyn . In the 1910 census Rudolph listed his profession as a designer in a factory. He was living in the 9th Ward of Brooklyn with his brothers, Paul and Ernest (according to family lore they were mad at their father and step mother for the stay in the orphanage). The factory was the Reproduction Company where he worked his way up from designer to engraver and then to Superintendant. In 1914 he and his brother, Paul, began producing glass beads and Potters Brothers was born. In the 1930s they built a factory in Ozone Park, Queens and brother Arthur joined the company as plant manager. In the 1940s Rudolph filed key patents for the manufacture of glass beads. During the 1950s Rudolph scaled back his involvement in the day to day operation of Potters and he and his brothers, while remaining on the Board, spent increasing amounts of time in Florida. Potters Brothers became Potters Industries. In 1981 PQ Corp. purchased Potters Industries. In 2007 the Carlyle Group purchased PQ. In 2017 the PQ Group became listed on the NY Stock Exchange as a public company. In December 2020 PQ Group sold Potters Industries to the Jordan Company, a New York based private equity firm for $650 million dollars. It now operates as a private company with 29 factories in 14 countries around the world. See https://www.pottersindustries.com/about-us/


General Notes: Wife - Jessie Hart Sands


marriage license lists occupation as clerk. Her address is listed as 496 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn.


General Notes: Child - Robert Potters


Among those awaiting the plane's arrival was Paul Potters, a Ketchum resident whose father was 1st Lt. Robert Potters who flew 36 missions in B-17G bombers, including the bombing of Dresden. I can't believe this plane is coming to the Hailey airport, said Potters, who wore his father's flight jacket. The plane he flew most was named Blood and Guts for George Patton. I remember he had a chunk from an 88 mm anti-aircraft gun that hit his plane and rattled around. One time, he told me, a German fighter ran out of ammo and flew alongside him, waving. Paul Potters says his father had to land his B-17 Bomber when it was shot up over France. He was listed missing in action for a while. But the crew patched the plane up and they hand-pumped enough fuel in it to get back to England.

The American Air Museum in Britain site confirms that he flew 36 missions as pilot, flying B-17s "Blood N Guts" and "Rugged But Right". He was awarded the Air Medal w 3/Oak Leaf Clusters. See: http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/185535 . He was in the 91st Bomb Group.

The site confirms that Blood N Guts was damaged and forced to land in Belgium on November 21, 1944 but was repaired and returned to base November 28.


General Notes: Child - Janet Estelle Potters


Graduated Penn Hall - 1943. Graduated with a BA in Library Science from Fairleigh Dickinson U. Graduated with a Masters in Library Science from Columbia U.
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Walter Potters and Pauline Roth

 




Husband Walter Potters



 
         Born: 21 Apr 1890 - Barmen, Germany
   Christened: 
         Died: Mar 1968 - Woodridge, Bergen County, NJ
       Buried: 



 
       Father: Ernst Poetters (1866-1937)
       Mother: Unknown (      -Abt 1900)



 
     Marriage: 6 Nov 1913 - Manhattan, NY

Events

1. Occupation: timekeeper.




Wife Pauline Roth



 
         Born: 1894 - Kesmark, Hungary
   Christened: 
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       Father: Morris Roth (      -      )
       Mother: Anna Wolf (      -      )



Events

1. Occupation: Nurse.


Children



General Notes: Husband - Walter Potters


Arrived May 17, 1904 at Ellis Island on the Zeeland from Antwerp, Belgium. In 1910 he was living in the Bronx by himself and dispensing soda for a living.
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Hopkin John Ychan and Alice Powell

 




Husband Hopkin John Ychan



 
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Wife Alice Powell



 
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       Father: John Powell (      -      )
       Mother: Margaret (      -      )





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Coles Carmen Powell and Martha Sands

 




Husband Coles Carmen Powell



 
         Born: Sep 1844 - New York 1
   Christened: 
         Died: 1906 2
       Buried: 
 
     Marriage: 20 Feb 1883 - New Bridge, Long Island, NY 3

Events

1. Occupation: 1900, Bayman.




Wife Martha Sands



 
         Born: 17 Mar 1854 - New York 3
   Christened: 
         Died: After 1919 4
       Buried: 



 
       Father: Elisha Sands (1830-1868)
       Mother: Mary Wilton (1829-1874)





Children


1 M Delancy Powell



 
         Born: Aug 1883
   Christened: 
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       Spouse: Annie Gillis (Abt 1884-      )
         Marr: 29 Nov 1905 5




General Notes: Husband - Coles Carmen Powell


Information about this person comes from the Ancestry tree of David Powell. An Ancestry dna test disclosed the relationship between David Powell (Coles' great grandson) and Megan Epler Wood.
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William Vaughan and Eleanor Powell

 




Husband William Vaughan



 
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Wife Eleanor Powell



 
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       Father: Howell ap John (      -Abt 1564)
       Mother: Margaret Herbert (      -      )





Children



General Notes: Husband - William Vaughan


of Breconshire
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Howell Llewellin Powell

 




Husband Howell Llewellin Powell



 
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1 F Agnes



 
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       Spouse: Guillim Thomas (      -      )




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Rhys Thomas and Jane Powell

 




Husband Rhys Thomas



 
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Wife Jane Powell



 
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       Father: Howell ap John (      -Abt 1564)
       Mother: Margaret Herbert (      -      )





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William Thomas and Margaret Powell

 




Husband William Thomas



 
         Born: 
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         Died: 20 Mar 1635 - Llangastey Talyllyn
       Buried:  - Llangastey Talyllyn



 
       Father: Thomas ap William John (      -      )
       Mother: Tanglwst (      -      )



 
     Marriage: 



Wife Margaret Powell



 
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       Father: William Powell (1507-      )
       Mother: Joanna Vaughan (      -      )





Children


1 M John Williams



 
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       Spouse: Aidhgy (      -      )



2 M Lewis Williams



 
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3 M William Williams



 
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4 F Ann Williams



 
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       Spouse: Roger Walter (      -      )



5 F Margaret Williams



 
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       Spouse: William John (      -      )



6 M Henry Williams



 
         Born: 1592 6
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         Died: 
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       Spouse: Anne Bevan (      -      )
 
       Spouse: Elizabeth Jones (      -      )



7 M Thomas Williams



 
         Born: Abt 1600 - Talyllyn, Breconshire 6
   Christened: 
         Died: Bef 1662
       Buried: 
 
       Spouse: Mary Parry (      -After 1662)




General Notes: Husband - William Thomas


of the 'Tallyn' parish of Llangasty Tal-y-llyn according to W.R. Williams, "Old Wales", iii, 195-205, and Theophilus Jones, iii, 84. The manor of Llangastay Talyllyn was settled upon him on April 8, 1622 by Thomas Powell according to "A Breconshire Pedigree" by H.J.T. Wood published in "The Genealogist" vol. XIV, pg. 141-152.
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2nd Barton John Williams and Mary Powell

 




Husband 2nd Barton John Williams



 
         Born: Abt 1654 - Eltham, Kent
   Christened: 
         Died: 17 Jun 1723
       Buried: 



 
       Father: Baronet Thomas Williams (Abt 1621-1712)
       Mother: Anne Hogbeane (1632-1664)



 
     Marriage: 8 Feb 1675 - Fulham, Middlesex 7

Events

1. Occupation: MP for Hereford.




Wife Mary Powell



 
         Born: Abt 1661 - Fulham, Middlesex
   Christened: 
         Died: 
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       Father: William Powell (      -      )
       Mother: 





Children


1 F Mary Williams



 
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       Spouse: John Harleston (      -      )



2 F Elizabeth Williams



 
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       Spouse: Thomas Price (      -      )



3 F Annie Williams



 
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       Spouse: William Massie (      -      )



4 F Penelope Williams



 
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       Spouse: Thomas Symonds (      -      )




General Notes: Husband - 2nd Barton John Williams


knight. According to the Cardiff Times April 6, 1894, page 3, he was of Pengethley, Co. Hereford.
His biography in "The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715", ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002, is as follows:
Family and Education

b. c.1651, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of Sir Trevor Williams, 1st Bt.†, of Llangibby Castle by Elizabeth, da. of Thomas Morgan† of Machen, Mon., sis. of John Morgan I*; bro. of Sir Hopton Williams, 3rd Bt.* educ. Jesus, Oxf. matric. 28 May 1666, aged 15; G. Inn 1668, called 1680, ancient 1688. m. (1) Anne (d. by 1685), da. and coh. of Humphrey Baskerville of Pontrilas, Kentchurch, Herefs., s.p.; (2) Lady Catherine, da. of Philip Herbert†, 5th Earl of Pembroke, s.p.; 1da. illegit. by Elizabeth Pritchard of St. Paul's, London. suc. fa. as 2nd Bt. 9 Dec. 1692.1
Offices Held

Biography

Williams may have been prevented by ill-health from standing for re-election in 1690, though it is equally possible that monetary considerations were uppermost. He had applied unsuccessfully in the summer of 1689 for a place on the excise board, and failed in an attempt two years later to carry on a farm of the lotteries, which was granted him in July 1691, through his inability to raise the requisite sum of £5,000 advance money by the following September. His father's death was followed by some attempt to reorganize his estate and finances: a private Act to enable him to sell entailed property in Herefordshire and Monmouthshire in order to meet his debts was passed in the 1692\endash 3 parliamentary session (John Arnold* taking an active role in its promotion); and at about this time a 'Mr Jeffreys' seems to have become involved in the management of his property. His own interest, combined with that of the Herbert family, was healthy enough for him to be set up as a candidate by local 'Jacobites' in 1695 against the Tory-turned-Whig Sir Charles Kemys, 3rd Bt.* Although he did not pursue his candidature to a contest, he secured as the price of withdrawal a promise, duly exacted in the following general election, of his own turn as knight of the shire.2

Returned in 1698 with his cousin John Morgan II, Williams was classified as a supporter of the Court in an analysis of the new Commons, perhaps inevitably so in respect of his parentage and connexions, and was subsequently blacklisted as having voted on 18 Feb. 1699 against the third reading of the disbanding bill. In 1700 he was listed as either doubtful or, perhaps, opposition, and in February 1701 was listed as likely to support the Court in a resolution of the supply committee to continue the 'Great Mortgage'. His contribution to the business of the House is impossible to disentangle from that of his namesake Sir John Williams, knight of the shire for Herefordshire. However, it was certainly the Monmouthshire Member who was involved in two privilege cases in 1699, both of which indicated a continued financial insecurity: the first a complaint of his own, made on 9 Jan. and which he later withdrew on 8 Feb., against one Jane Hungerford, who had successfully reclaimed lands formerly purchased by Sir Trevor Williams but never paid for; the second a complaint against him by Sir Francis Child* and others, made on 25 Apr., arising from a dispute over an estate mortgaged by Williams himself which was the subject of a pending Chancery suit. His relationship with Morgan, which appears to have remained amicable as late as February 1700, may have deteriorated subsequently. Although they were chosen together as knights of the shire in November 1701 and August 1702, two separate indentures were filed.3

Williams made his will on 31 Oct. 1704, leaving his entire personal estate to his common law wife, Elizabeth Pritchard, also named as executrix. This included the proceeds from fines on his tenants estimated at £700, and a further £600 collected before 1693. His wife was paid the additional compliment of being requested to contribute from her jointure to the maintenance of his illegitimate daughter. His death was reported by Luttrell within a month, on 21 Nov.4
Ref Volumes: 1690-1715
Author: D. W. Hayton

Notes

1.
Bradney, Mon. iii. 101, 110\endash 11.
2.
CSP Dom. 1689\endash 90, p. 184; Cal. Treas. Bks. ix. 1174\endash 5, 1268, 1297, 1303, 1316, 1322; PCC 42 Gee; NLW, Penrice and Margam mss L298, Sir Charles Kemys to Thomas Mansel I*, 29 Oct. 1695; NLW, Kemys Tynte mss 389, John Arnold to Kemys, 10 Jan. 1700[\endash 1].
3.
CJ, xii. 462; Hist. Jnl. xxix. 567.
4.
PCC 42 Gee; Luttrell, Brief Relation, v. 489.

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Sources


1 1900 Census, Town of Hempstead, Nassau Cty, NY.

2 1910 Census, Seaford Village, Town of Hempstead, Nassau Cty, NY.

3 Hand written family tree prepared by Charles V. Sands 1880.

4 1920 Census, Seaford Village, Town of Hempstead, Nassau Cty, NY.

5 1910 Census, Seaford Village, Town of Hempstead, Nassau Cty, NY. .... Marriage certificate #26676, NY County 1915, found on German Genealogy Group web site.

6 "A Breckonshire Pedigree" by H.J.T. Wood, In "The Genealogist" vol. XIV pg 141, London 1898.

7 London Marriage Licenses for Kent.


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