John Henry Cottam

Brief Life History of John Henry

When John Henry Cottam was born on 30 September 1888, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, his father, George Thomas Cottam, was 35 and his mother, Rachel Overton Holt, was 32. He married Agnes Maude McAllister on 27 December 1910, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died on 2 June 1936, in his hometown, at the age of 47, and was buried in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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John Henry Cottam
Agnes Maude McAllister
Marriage: 27 December 1910
Kathleen Cottam
Mason McAllister Cottam
Agnes Cottam
Grace Cottam
Caroline Cottam

Sources (36)

  • John H Cottam, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • John Henry Cottam & Agnes Maude McAllister, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941" (image)
  • John Henry Cottam, "Utah, World War I County Draft Board Registers, Name Index, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1896 · Utah Becomes a State

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

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

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

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John Henry Cottam was born 30 Sep 1888 in St. George, Utah and died 2 June 1936. He was the son of George Thomas Cottam and Rachel Holt. I never knew much about my Grandpa Cottam as he died when I w …

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