John M. Cotner

1 June 1852–6 January 1941 (Age 88)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of John M.

When John M. Cotner was born on 1 June 1852, in Arkansas, United States, his father, Jacob Cotner, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Traylor, was 25. He married Sarah Workman on 3 August 1873. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States in 1870 and Dayton Township, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States in 1900. He died on 6 January 1941, in Dayton, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Dayton Cemetery, Dayton, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John M. Cotner
Sarah Workman
Marriage: 3 August 1873
Mary Ann Cotner
Lawrence Napoleon Cotner
Jess Miller Cotner
Johnny B. Cotner
James Harrison Cotner

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Workman


3 August 1873
, Sebastian, Arkansas


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+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 11

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

Age 21

Historical Boundaries - 1873: Sebastian, Arkansas, United States
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 24

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling 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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Sources (3)

  • John Cottner in household of Jacob Cottner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Johnie Cotner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John M Cotner, "United States Census, 1900"

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