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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John Garrett Cotter
Pauline Hughes
Patrick A Cotter
Allen Cotter
Margaret Cotter
John G Cotter
Vernon T Cotter
James F Cotter

Parents and Siblings

    John Garrett Cotter





    Patrick A Cotter


    Allen Cotter




    Vernon T Cotter


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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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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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