Margaret Cotter

28 January 1915–11 August 1999 (Age 84)
Marathon, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Cotter was born on 28 January 1915, in Marathon, Wisconsin, United States, her father, John Garrett Cotter, was 30 and her mother, Pauline Hughes, was 28. She died on 11 August 1999, in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

John Garrett Cotter
1885–
Pauline Hughes
1886–1977
Patrick A Cotter
1909–1965
Allen Cotter
1910–
Margaret Cotter
1915–1999
John G Cotter
1916–2004
Vernon T Cotter
1923–
James F Cotter
1925–

Parents and Siblings

    John Garrett Cotter

    Male1885–Male

    Female1886–1977Female

siblings

(6)

    Patrick A Cotter

    Male1909–1965Male

    Allen Cotter

    Male1910–Male

    Female1915–1999Female

    Male1916–2004Male

    Vernon T Cotter

    Male1923–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1919 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed

Age 4

The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (co. Cork): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Oitir ‘son of Oitir’, a personal name borrowed from Old Norse Óttarr, composed of the elements ótti ‘fear’, ‘dread’ + herr ‘army’.2 English: status name from Middle English cotter, a technical term in the feudal system for a serf or bond tenant who held a cottage by service rather than rent, from Old English cot ‘cottage’, ‘hut’ ( see Coates ) + -er agent suffix.3 Probably an Americanized spelling of German Kotter .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Marjorie Cotter in household of John Cotter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Margaret E Cotter in household of John G Cotter, "United States Census, 1930"

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