Joseph Henry Cottingham

Brief Life History of Joseph Henry

When Joseph Henry Cottingham was born on 6 September 1862, in New Diggings, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Timothy Cottingham, was 35 and his mother, Jane Elizabeth Metcalf, was 36. He married Josephine Bratton on 25 July 1888, in Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Franklin Township, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Linn Township, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 11 January 1934, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Joseph Henry Cottingham
Josephine Bratton
Marriage: 25 July 1888
Florence Allethea Lorena Cottingham
Ora Cottingham
Claude Walter Cottingham
Elizabeth Lucile "Betty" Cottingham

Sources (18)

  • Joseph Cottingham in household of Arthur F Muncy, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • J H Cottingham, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Joseph H. Cottingham, "Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Historical Boundaries: 1869: Union, Iowa, United States

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Cottingham (‘homestead (Old English hām) of the people of (Old English -inga-) of a man named Cott or Cotta’), one in East Yorkshire and one in Northamptonshire.

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

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