James Franklin Cottam

Brief Life History of James Franklin

When James Franklin Cottam was born on 22 September 1884, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, his father, George Thomas Cottam, was 31 and his mother, Rachel Overton Holt, was 28. He married Caroline Bunker on 8 September 1909, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in World for about 5 years and Veyo, Washington, Utah, United States for about 1 years. His occupation is listed as farmer/business owner (veyo pool) in Veyo, Washington, Utah, United States. He died on 28 May 1976, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Veyo, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Franklin Cottam
1884–1976
Caroline Bunker
1886–1973
Marriage: 8 September 1909
Phyllis Cottam
1910–2004
Evan Bunker Cottam
1911–2008
Von Bunker Cottam
1913–1998
Melbourne Bunker Cottam
1915–2006
Ruth Cottam
1917–1999
Garth Bunker Cottam
1920–1942
Carol Cottam
1923–2018

Sources (49)

  • James F Cottam, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Franklin Cottam - birth-name: James F Cottam
  • James T Cottam, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

World Events (8)

1886

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1894 · The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed.

The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed. - A precursor society to FamilySearch, the GSU was organized on November 13,1894, in the Church Historian's Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

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.

Name Meaning

English (Midlands and northern England): variant of Cotton .

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

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James F. Cottam

I = James F. Cottam When I was five years old there was a story going around that a badger was found just two blocks from our home. George, my brother, who was four years older, mounted old Polly, alo …

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