Edward Alma Cottam

Brief Life History of Edward Alma

When Edward Alma Cottam was born on 10 January 1881, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Alma Cottam, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Sparks Foster, was 25. He married Kate Taylor on 29 June 1910, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 31 October 1965, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Edward Alma Cottam
Kate Taylor
Marriage: 29 June 1910
Katherine Louise Cottam
Edward Allen Cottam Jr
Calvin Taylor Cottam
Ruth Alene Cottam
LaDonna Cottam
Stanley Allen Cottam

Sources (43)

  • Eward A Cottam, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Edward Alma Cottam - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Edward Alma Cottam
  • Edward Alma Cottam, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Tongariro National Park was the sixth national park established in the world and the first in New Zealand. In the center of the park there lies three active volcanic mountains (Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro). it is home to the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike and has been recognized as a World Heritage Site for all its natural values.

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Edward Alma Cottam severed a mission in New Zealand in 1906 to 1909 at the age of 25

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