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Florence Hollister Dangerfield Potter

Born 1868, died 1932

This contains information on Florence Potter (nee Dangerfield) and her parents, all of whom are buried at Fort Hill.
Florence was the second woman admitted to the Bar of New York City.
Florence married my grand uncle Alexander Potter who is also buried at Fort Hill.
I thought that you might like to include this in your list.
Thank you.
Steven Potter
Lanark Ontario Canada

From: The Biographical Cyclopaedia of American Women: Volume I
Potter, Florence Hollister Dangerfield
Educational Work
page 247
POTTER, FLORENCE HOLLISTER DANGERFIELD (Mrs. Alexander Potter), lawyer, was born in Auburn, New York, August 14, 1868. Her father, Francis S. Dangerfield, inventor and mechanical engineer (born March 31, 1840; died January 5, 1900), was descended from an English family that has been in this country since about 1650. He married Sarah Hollister (born in Genoa, New York, January 13, 1841; died in Jamestown, Rhode Island, April 20, 1918), a descendant of Lieutenant John Hollister, a native of Somersetshire, England, who located in Wethersfield, Connecticut, in 1642, and later settled at South Glastonbury, Connecticut. The line is traced from his son John, through five generations, Thomas, Charles, Ichabod, Francis, and John Weeks Hollister, to Sarah Hollister Dangerfield. All the women of these families were splendid wives and mothers, women of Puritan stock, possessing integrity, energy, sterling principles, and the courage of true pioneers. Mrs. Potter received her education in the Auburn public schools, and at Cornell University where she won a scholarship. She afterwards studied law at New York University, New York City, where she was graduated LL.B. During one of her years there she was the President of her class, which was composed of ninety-three men and three women. She has since taken special courses of study at various institutions in the United States and abroad, bearing on engineering law and contracts. Mrs. Potter was the second woman admitted to the Bar of the City of New York, and one of her first law engagements was with the City of New York. She has been counsel for the New York Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She has the distinction of having introduced a suffrage bill in the New York Legislature for the Equal Suffrage Society. On August 12, 1896, in Auburn, New York, she married Alexander Potter (born at Gibraltar, January 18, 1866). He is a consulting civil engineer, specializing in sanitation and hydraulics, and has designed and supervised more than a hundred installations for cities and for private companies in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and the West Indies. Mrs. Potter has been associated with her husband in his engineering work in Mexico, Cuba, Canada, and the United States, assisting him legally, and has conducted cases for him in seven states of the Union and in Mexico. Through her ability in her specialty, she has promoted and developed large waterpower plants in Mexico. She has mining and engineering interests there and elsewhere. Mrs. Potter has also worked in behalf of municipal improvements, anti-child-labor and uniform divorce legislation, and the settling of immigrants on farm lands instead of in the large cities.

The Dangerfield & Potter lot is located in the Glen Alpine section.

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