Marion Frances Cotton

6 July 1901–12 May 1949 (Age 47)
Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States

The Life of Marion Frances

When Marion Frances Cotton was born on 6 July 1901, in Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States, her father, Charles Cotton, was 32 and her mother, Belle Francis Burton, was 27. She married Harold Richards Jones on 5 November 1920, in Kane, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Portland, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1930. She died on 12 May 1949, at the age of 47.

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Harold Richards Jones
Marion Frances Cotton
Marriage: 5 November 1920

Spouse and Children

5 November 1920
Kane, Illinois, United States




Parents and Siblings

    Charles Cotton


    Belle Francis Burton




World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 9

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 15

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of numerous places named from Old English cotum (dative plural of cot) ‘at the cottages or huts’ (or sometimes possibly from a Middle English plural, coten). Examples include Coton (Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire), Cottam (East Yorkshire, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire), and Cotham (Nottinghamshire).2 French: from a diminutive of Old French cot(t)e ‘coat (of mail)’ ( see Cott ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marion F Jones in household of Harold R Jones, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marion Cotton in household of Charles Cotton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Marion F Cotton, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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