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Winfred and Georgetta
Married June 12, 1906 in Brooklyn, NY


Brooklyn Daily Eagle June 13 1906 p22

16. Dr. Winfred Leman Potter (Certificate) was born on Oct 19, 1877 in Richmond, R.I.
Winfred's (1917-1918) Draft Registration Card has lots of interesting pieces of information about him.  He lists his address as 1918 S. Salina St. in Syracuse New York. It does not seem that the house is still there, but it is difficult to tell in the Google street view.

He lists his hair as dark brown and his eyes as brown and asserts that he is tall and of medium build.  He also appears to have all of his body parts.


He died January 15th 1963 in Syracuse, NY. (Obit)

WINFRED LEMAN POTTER, Homer, New York, was born in Richmond, R. I., in 1877, son of Dr. Leman W. Potter ; literary education, Homer Academy and Alfred University, Alfred, N. Y., graduating from the latter in 1900 ; medical education, New York Homœopathic Medical College and Hospital, M. D. degree in 1904 ; has been practicing in Homer since graduation.

Also See Who's Who In American Medicine 1925

17. Dr. Georgetta Platt Aller was born on Apr 15, 1881 in Brooklyn, NY. She was an honors student at Barnard College. She received her Medical Degree from the Women's Medical College before 1906.

Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929:
Died: Dec 31, 1929
Type of practice: Homeopathy
State/year of licenses: NY, 1907
Medical school: New York Medical College and Hospital for
Women Homeopathic, New York, 1906, (G)

Georgetta appears frequently in the Syracuse Herald Society pages.  She was an avid member of the DAR and was apparently their state National Defense Chairwoman for New York in 1936.  As such, she gave several talks on the subject of National Defense. 

She also appeared in the Society pages on the day of her daughter's wedding.

At the time of the 1910 Census, Winfred and Georgetta are living in Cortland New York.  Winfred is 32, Georgetta is 28 and they have a three year old daughter, Mary E.  Winfred is a physician and Georgetta lists "none" under her profession.  They own their home with a mortgage.

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