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 William Gage Potter  (1864 - 1919)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts      Known for: Amateur marine painting

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The following is excerpted from The History of New Bedford, Volume 11, by Zeph Pease

WILLIAM GAGE POTTER, M. D. (Amateur Painter)

Although a comparatively young man, Dr. Potter is now practically retired from the profession he faithfully and honorably followed for a quarter of a century, and is enjoying the fruits of his labor at his country home in Dartmouth, happy in his books, his curios and the friendship of the children who there congregate. He comes from ancient and honorable lineage. Potter, Baker and Rowland being names intimately connected with the early history of New Bedford, the whaling industry and general business. Dr. Potter is a son of Edward Freeman and Mary Briggs (Baker) Potter, and a grandson of William and Merebah A. (Rowland) Potter, Dartmouth long the family home. William Potter was interested in ship building and whaling and built three ships in the old shipyard in Dartmouth.

Edward Freeman Potter was born in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and was there engaged as merchant, lumber dealer and ship agent. He served the town of South Dartmouth as auditor for many years ; was
a trustee of Dartmouth Historical Society, and a man of great value to his community. He married Mary Briggs Baker, daughter of Captain Joshua G. Baker, a sea captain. They were the parents of Annie Free-
man and William Gage Potter.

Dr. William Gage Potter was born in South Dartmouth, Bristol county, Massachusetts, December 17, 1864. After completing public school course in South Dartmouth, he entered Friends' Academy in New Bedford, there completing his academic education. Deciding upon the profession of medicine, he entered the medical department of the University of New York and was graduated with honors and awarded his degree of M. D. with the class of 1888. He at once began practice in New Bedford, having his first office over Hutchinson's book store on Union street. Later he moved his office and residence to 546 County street, where he followed his professional work for twenty-five years, taking a leading position among the skilled and honorable physicians of the city. He was surgeon to the Emergency Hospital for two years; physician to the City Poor Department under Mayors Brock and Parker, a member of the local and State medical societies, and highly regarded by his professional brethren.

Dr. Potter, while devoted to his profession and meeting to the full all demands made upon him, was not unmindful of other obligations, citizenship included, and he mingled freely with his fellowmen in club
and social life. He was an active member of the Yacht, Wamsutta and Dartmouth clubs and yet retains his interest; member of the Rod and Reel Club; the New Bedford Art Club, and is a trustee of the South
Dartmouth Library. He has a farm of twenty acres in South Dartmouth, and has ever retained a lively interest in the town of his birth and the home of his forbears. His interest in whaling, a business with
which both paternal and maternal ancestors were connected, has taken other than a business form and he has a collection of instruments, implements and curios of value and interest, among them a speaking trumpet used in the ship "Commodore Morris."

For thirty years he has been a collector of old English table ware, of silver and gold lustre, and in
his leisure hours paints in oil, his subjects principally being marine views. His home is his greatest joy and there he spends most of his time, the children of the neighborhood being his close friends and daily guests
as there is much to attract them to the good physician.

Dr. Potter married, in New Bedford, November i6, 1897, Mary E. McKenzie, born in Westport,
Massachusetts, April 7, 1866, daughter of Captain James H. McKenzie, a whaling captain, sailing from New Bedford.  Mary Potter is deeply interested in church and philanthropy, and serves several organizations in official capacity, her ability and interest rendering her a valuable friend. She is chairman of the executive com- mittee for the Relief of Aged Women; is interested deeply in the Young Women's Christian Association, in the Congregational church, and in other organizations works for the causes she best loves. Dr. and Mrs. Potter are the parents of two daughters, Grace McKenzie, a graduate of the New Bedford High School, class of 1917, entering Mt. Holyoke College, Holyoke, Massachusetts the same year; Eleanor Gage, a high school student, class of 1921.

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