Lora A. Cotton

16 October 1917–27 April 1953 (Age 35)
Standard, La Salle, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Lora A.

When Lora A. Cotton was born on 16 October 1917, in Standard, La Salle, Louisiana, United States, his father, Joseph Newton Cotten, was 45 and his mother, Sally Cockerham, was 38. He lived in Police Jury Ward 3, La Salle, Louisiana, United States in 1920 and Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana, United States in 1940. He died on 27 April 1953, at the age of 35.

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Joseph Newton Cotten
Sally Cockerham
William V Cotton
Allen Cotton
Wade A. Cotton
Wiley Moder Cotton
Bell Laura Cotton
Dottie Lee Cotton
Clarence N. Cotton
Earl M Cotton
Lora A. Cotton
Mildred COTTON

Parents and Siblings



    William V Cotton


    Allen Cotton



    Wiley Moder Cotton



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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 10

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of numerous places named from Old English 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).2 French: from a diminutive of Old French cot(t)e ‘coat (of mail)’ ( see Cott ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Lora Cotton in household of Joe M Cotton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lora Cotton in household of Frankie T Peters, "United States Census, 1940"

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