Benton Cothran

4 February 1877–4 February 1966 (Age 89)
Louisiana, United States

The Life of Benton

When Benton Cothran was born on 4 February 1877, his father, John W. Cothran, was 32 and his mother, Susan Boulware, was 29. He lived in Amite, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, United States in 1880. He died on 4 February 1966, in Louisiana, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, United States.

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Benton Cothran
Minnie Alford

Spouse and Children


    Minnie Alford


Parents and Siblings

    John W. Cothran


    Susan Boulware




    John A Cothran


    Jinnie Cothran


    Lucy Cothran


    J M Cothran



World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

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.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 24

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

1 Probably a variant of Scottish Cochran .2 Perhaps also a variant of English Cawthorne .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Benton Cothran in household of J W Cothran, "United States Census, 1880"

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