Claude D. Pottinger:
Claude D. Pottinger was
born in the North West of Auburn in Logan County, KY in 1887, the son of George Washington
Pottinger and Lena Cooper. Claude was a very successful farmer and businessman. In 1958 he
became the President of the Auburn Banking Company.
In May 11, 1927 he married Ruth McCormick, the daughter of
Hershel P. McCormick and Mary Sloss. They did not have any children. Claude died in 1977
and is buried in Auburn Cemetery.
According to the 1930 Census it states that he
was 40 years of age and Ruth was 33 years of age when they got married. Their
property worth was not recorded.
As Claude and Ruth moved on in years they leased
out their very extensive farm. It is not known if they lived on the farm as they
had a substantial house on Blakey Street which was passed on to them by the
McCormick ancestors (Mary Sloss & Hershel P. McCormick).
Living with them at the time of the 1930 Census
was Eldon McCormick (36 years) and Virginia McCormick (41 years), both single.
Claude died in 1977 and Ruth died on February
28, 1990. Both are buried in Auburn Cemetery.