Joseph William Cotterell

2 April 1872–23 August 1948 (Age 76)
Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph William

When Joseph William Cotterell was born on 2 April 1872, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, William Cotterell, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Ardell Hughes, was 18. He married Sarah Louise Oviatt on 1 December 1898, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 23 August 1948, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph William Cotterell
Sarah Louise Oviatt
Marriage: 1 December 1898
Newell Joseph Cotterell
Leila L. Cotterell
Elva Louise Cotterell
Clesson C. Cotterell
Maurine Cotterell
Sidney Hovey Cotterell
Ruth Elizabeth Cotterell
Vera Cotterell
Donald Lewis Cotterell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 December 1898Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 3
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1875 · A New Civil Rights Act
    Age 3
    During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 24
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Cottrell .

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

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    Sources (46)

    • Joseph W Cottrell in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Joseph William Cotterell, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • J H in entry for De Von Youngberg Stewart and Ruth Elizabeth Cotterell, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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