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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Family Time Line

Joseph Newton Cotten
1872–1950
Sally Cockerham
1879–1925
William V Cotton
1900–1901
Allen Cotton
1900–1900
Wade A. Cotton
1903–1955
Wiley Moder Cotton
1904–1934
Bell Laura Cotton
1905–1978
Dottie Lee Cotton
1909–1941
Clarence N. Cotton
1911–1911
Earl M Cotton
1913–
Lora A. Cotton
1917–1953
Mildred COTTON
1921–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    William V Cotton

    Male1900–1901Male

    Allen Cotton

    Male1900–1900Male

    Male1903–1955Male

    Wiley Moder Cotton

    Male1904–1934Male

    Female1905–1978Female

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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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1927

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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