Evelyn Ivaloo Nisewarner

Female 1904 - 2000


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  • Born  13 Apr 1904  Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Died  24 Aug 2000  Richmond, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Lovettsville Union Cemetery, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2613  Virts
    Last Modified  23 Apr 2017 

    Father  Henry Mortimer Harrison Nicewaner,   b. 19 May 1863, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1934, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rosa Althea Virts,   b. 23 Apr 1863, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1943, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Dec 1882  Rehobeth United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F105  Group Sheet

    Family  Harry Smith Potterfield,   b. 18 Nov 1895, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1967, Leesburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Betty Sue Potterfield,   b. 11 Mar 1925, Leesburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 2010, Warrenton, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Living
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F1340  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Frederick Post, August 28, 2000

      Mrs. Evelyn Nisewaner Potterfield, 96, recently of Richmond, Va., died Thursday, Aug. 24, at Beth Sholom nursing home in Richmond. She was the wife of Harry Smith Potterfield, who died in 1967. Born April 13, 1904, on the farm of her parents near Lovettsville, Va., she the youngest of seven children of Henry Harrison and Rose Virts Nisewaner. Mrs. Potterfield spent her youth attending Mount Olivet Methodist Church and Loudoun County public schools. When she graduated from Lincoln High School in 1922, she moved to Washington, where she attended Strayer's Business College. Upon graduating in 1923, she obtained a secretarial position with the U.S. Postal Service. After her marriage in 1924, Mrs. Potterfield relocated to Lovettsville and became a member of St. James United Church of Christ, where she sang soprano in the church choir until 1967. She was also an active member of a church women's group, the Might Society. The society was well-known for its community Thanksgiving dinners that fed many Lovettsville residents and visitors in the 1930s and 1940s. She also actively participated in the Lovettsville Home Demonstration Club. Upon the death of her husband, she relocated to Warrenton, Va., where she was a volunteer for many years at the Fauquier Memorial Hospital and regularly attended St. James Episcopal Church. In 1995, she relocated to the Imperial Plaza Apartments in Richmond. Mrs. Potterfield considered herself to be a "Loudouner" and possessed a great knowledge of the families and history of Loudoun County. Until shortly before her death, she carried on substantial correspondence on these topics with individuals around the United States. Surviving are one daughter, Betty Sue Tyler and husband Ned of Warrenton; one son, Tom Potterfield and wife Ruth of Savannah, Ga.; five granddaughters, Susannah Tyler of Orange, Va., Roxanne Dinncan and husband Dennis of Warrenton, Elizabeth Feldmann and husband Gregory of Roanoke, Va., Elizabeth Hiers and husband Jerry of New Orleans, and Evelyn Roemhildt and husband Thomas of Richmond; one grandson, Tyler Potterfield Richmond; and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Potterfield will also be remembered by his grandson Tyler's fiancee, Maura Meinhardt of Richmond. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at St. James United Church of Christ, 10 E. Broadway, Lovettsville, with the Rev. Roland England officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Lovettsville. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James United Church of Christ, 10 E. Broadway, Lovettsville, Va. 20180.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2730] Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2014, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911.