Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
Paris Raymond Potts
Wednesday, 7 APR 1926, p1
Former Resident Of Washington Killed By Train
Paris R. Potts, Brakeman, Accidentally Fell Beneath Wheels of Cars Paris Potts, 34, son of Grant Potts of this city, was killed Tuesday morning at Madison, Wisconsin, when he accidentally fell beneath the cars of a Chicago and Northwestern railway train of which he was brakeman. The body will be returned to Washington, his former home, Thursday afternoon and burial will be made here Friday afternoon. Word of the death of the former local resident was received Tuesday just before noon by the parents of the man who live at West Second and Main Streets. A United Press dispatch from Madison today said Potts was on duty at the time of his fatal accident and accidentally fell beneath the wheels of the car. Paris R. Potts was born in Daviess County, November 4, 1891, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Potts. All his life, with the exception of the past two years which had been spent in Madison, was spent in Daviess county and Washington. Twelve years, previous to his departure for Madison, were spent in this city. He was married to Sula Gregory a Washington girl and to this union two children were born, both of whom are living, in addition to the grief stricken wife. The children are Esther and Paul. In addition to the wife, children and parents, the following brothers and sisters survive him: Harrison Potts of Terre Haute; Bertha Mahoney, Huntington, West Virginia; James Potts, of Huntington, West Virginia; Pearl Prothereross, St. Petersburg, Florida; Stella Compton, Carrie Gilley and Louis Potts, all of Washington. The body will arrive in Washington Thursday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock and will be taken to the Masonic Temple, of which he was a member. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, services being held at the Methodist Church, Rev. Martin in charge. the Masons will also hold their services.
Contributed by: Sandra Hedrick Allen