George Sanford Cotton

21 February 1907–20 August 1994 (Age 87)
Frederick, Tillman, Oklahoma, United States

The Life Summary of George Sanford

When George Sanford Cotton was born on 21 February 1907, in Frederick, Tillman, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Albert Roy Cotton, was 28 and his mother, Dixie Ann Myers, was 19. He married Marjorie A O'Neill on 25 April 1946, in Arlington, Virginia, United States. He lived in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas, United States in 1920 and Bogalusa, Washington, Louisiana, United States in 1935. He died on 20 August 1994, in Sabine, Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Brookeland Cemetery, Brookeland, Sabine, Texas, United States.

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George Sanford Cotton
Marjorie A O'Neill
Marriage: 25 April 1946

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  • Marriage
    25 April 1946Arlington, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed
    Age 1
    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
    Age 7
    Bogalusa was incorporated as a city 4 Jul 1914.
    Age 24
    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of numerous places called from Old English (æt) cotum (dative plural of cot) ‘at the cottages or huts’ (or sometimes possibly from a Middle English plural, coten). Examples include Coton (Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire), Cottam (East Yorkshire, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire), and Cotham (Nottinghamshire). Particularly common in Staffordshire.French: from a pet form of the personal name Nicolas (see Nicholas ), derived via Nicot, or of the personal name Jacques , derived via Jacot.History: John Cotton (1584–1652) was a noted Puritan preacher, who landed at Boston, MA, from London in 1633 and became leader of the Congregationalists in America.

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

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    Sources (7)

    • George S Cotton, "United States Census, 1940"
    • George S Cotton, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
    • George J Cotton in household of Albert R Cotton, "United States Census, 1910"

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