George C. Potter (c.1818 – August 31, 1883) was an early resident of Oakland.

On Friday night George C. Potter, & pioneer, died at his residence in Oakland of pneumonia, at the age of 65 years. Mr. Potter came to California in 1849 and settled in San Francisco. In 1866 he came to Oakland and with his brother Charles invested largely in real estate, taking up his residence in this city at the close of 1867. He leaves behind a son in the Sandwich Islands, a daughter in Washington and two sisters-in-law. The funeral will take place on Monday from his late residence. 1

The Potters lived at 600 - 17th St., and owned the property where San Pablo Ave. and Telegraph Ave. used to meet. See Ye Olden Oakland Days - 8/22/1920.

Links and References

  1. George C Potter obituary San Francisco Chronicle September 2, 1883