Robert Rusby Cottrell

Brief Life History of Robert Rusby

When Robert Rusby Cottrell was born on 12 December 1937, in Jackson Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, his father, Robert Rusby Cottrell, was 21 and his mother, Martha Vivian Reid, was 30. He had at least 1 son with Linda May Fisher. He lived in Freehold Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 1940 and Freehold, Freehold Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 1950. He died on 7 July 1985, in New Jersey, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Southard, Howell Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States.

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Robert Rusby Cottrell
Linda May Fisher
Charles Henry Cottrell

Sources (7)

  • Robert Cottrell, "United States Census, 1950"
  • Robert Cottrell, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Robert R Cottrell in entry for Linda M Cottrell, "Pennsylvania Obituaries, 1977-2010"

World Events (8)


The infamous radio debut of War of the Worlds (an adaptation of the novel by Orson Welles) was broadcast from New Jersey. The drama program was framed as a news broadcast describing an alien invasion, which reportedly caused panic among a small subset of listeners that tuned in late. However, the newspaper industry exaggerated reports of the confusion to make it sound widespread. It's believed that the newspaper industry was attempting to take advantage of the situation to discredit the reliability of radio broadcasting.


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.


United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

English (southern and western England): status name for a cottager, from Old French coterel, a diminutive of cotier ‘cottager’ (see Cotter ). In southwestern England, there may have been some confusion with Cottle , the place Frampton Cotterell, earlier recorded as Franton' Ade Cotelli, having been named after the Cotel family, who held the manor from the 12th century.

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

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