Joseph William Cottle

22 November 1852–1 June 1908 (Age 55)
Barnstaple, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph William

When Joseph William Cottle was born on 22 November 1852, in Barnstaple, Devon, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry G. Cottle, was 38 and his mother, Clara Siggrey, was 28. He married Emma Sharkey in 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 1 June 1908, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Joseph William Cottle
Emma Sharkey
Marriage: 1874
Frederick James Cottle
Albert James Cottle
Ella E. Cottle
Mary C. Cottle
Grace Simmons Cottle

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  • Marriage
    1874Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 2
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 15
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English (South western England):metonymic occupational name for an armorer, probably first derived from Old French cotel ‘coat of mail’; later examples may also derive from Old French cotel, coutel ‘short knife or dagger’ (from Late Latin cultellus), used to denote a cutler.perhaps also a habitational name from written forms of any of the three places in Devon named Cotleigh or Cotley.

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

    Story Highlight

    1908 May: Supt Cottle is Dangerously Ill

    Joseph W Cottle, superintendent of the county infirmary, is dangerously ill at his cottage at the institution. For several weeks, Mr. Cottle has been ill, but it was not until a few days ago that he …

    Sources (21)

    • England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
    • Joseph W Cottle, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Joseph W. Cottle, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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