Edward Winfield Cotner

Male23 October 1903–28 February 1983

Brief Life History of Edward Winfield

When Edward Winfield Cotner was born on 23 October 1903, in Berea, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, his father, James Lawrence Cotner, was 23 and his mother, May Amelia Rock, was 19. He married Helen R Berry on 7 January 1928, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Manchester Township, Passaic, New Jersey, United States in 1935 and Black River Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 28 February 1983, in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Edward Winfield Cotner
Helen R Berry
Marriage: 7 January 1928
Janet Claire Cotner
Josephine Nancy Cotner
[Infant daughter] Cotner
[Infant son] Cotner

Sources (16)

  • Edward W Cottner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edward W Cotner, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Edward Cotner, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 January 1928Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    1913 · Cleveland Museum of Art

    Age 10

    The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded as a trust from Hinman Hurlbut, John Huntington, and Horace Kelley. It is to be known as the fourth-wealthiest art museum in the United States. The museum opened its doors to the public on June 6, 1916, and is free to the public to come and enjoy the diverse collections inside. Today the museum can be found as the center piece of Wade Park and both are on the National Register of Historic Places.

    1925 · The First Municipally Owned Airport in the Country.

    Age 22

    The Cleveland Hopkins Airport was named after its founder, William R. Hopkins, and it was the first municipality-owned airport in the United States. It also is the home of the first air traffic control tower, the first ground-to-air radio control system, the first airfield lighting system, and the first U.S. airport to be directly connected to a local rail transit system. It is still in operation today and is the 43rd busiest airport in the United States.

    Name Meaning

    Probably an Americanized form of German Kötner or Köthner, status names for a cotter, derived from Middle High German, Middle Low German kote ‘shelter, cottage’, specifically of a kind that was rented on a daily basis and had little or no land with it. See Koth 1.

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

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