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Thomas Francis "Tom" Cosgrove
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1915
Hiteman
Monroe County
Iowa, USA
Death: 1984
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

Thomas Michael Francis Cosgrove was born on 25 Dec 1915 in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa as the second child of Thomas Francis Cosgrove and Helen Cecelia Crowley. He had three siblings. He died on 10 Jul 1984 in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. When he was 22, he married Maxine Bretrell Bettis, daughter of Floyd Anderson Bettis and Edna Mae Stewart, on 31 Dec 1937 in Lovilia, Monroe County, Iowa at the St. Peter's Catholic Church.

He was counted in the census in 1920 in Guilford Township, Monroe County, Iowa. He was counted in the census in 1930 in Guilford Township, Monroe County, Iowa. He graduated in 1933 in Hiteman High School, Hiteman, Monroe County, Iowa (Valedictorian). He was employed by John Deere Company between 1937–1945 in East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois. He lived in East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois between 1938–1945 (R.R.1). He was counted in the census on 01 Apr 1940 in East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois. He served in the military between Jun–Dec 1945 (Army during WW II). He lived in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa between 1947–1984. He was employed as a Lineman in Chariton Valley Electric Company (REC). He was elected to the Executive Committee, American Legion, Howard Cessna Post. He was elected Commander/American Legion, Howard Cessna Post in 1952. His cause of death was Throat Cancer. He was buried on 13 Jul 1984 in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa (Oakview Cemetary). His funeral took place on 13 Jul 1984 in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa.

Thomas Michael Francis Cosgrove and Maxine Bretrell Bettis had the following children:

Katherine Ardith Cosgrove was born on 25 Jul 1938 in Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois (Moline Public Hospital). She died on 12 Jan 2004 in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa. She married John Leroy Douglas on 30 Sep 1956 in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa (First Methodist Church).
Karyn Louise Cosgrove
Thomas Michael Cosgrove II
Gene Eileen Cosgrove
Craig Randol Cosgrove was born on 06 Oct 1947 in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa (at home). He died on 08 Jun 1991 in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa (at home).
Christopher Francis Cosgrove was born on 19 Aug 1952 in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa. He died on 18 Oct 1978 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.
Debra Marie Cosgrove 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Francis Cosgrove (1885 - 1947)
  Helen Cecilia Crowley Cosgrove (1886 - 1968)
 
 Spouse:
  Maxine Bretrell Bettis Cosgrove (1918 - 2002)*
 
 Children:
  Kay Ardith Cosgrove Douglas (1938 - 2004)*
  Craig R Cosgrove (1947 - 1991)*
  Christopher Francis Cosgrove (1952 - 1978)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Josephine Cosgrove (1914 - 1997)*
  Thomas Francis Cosgrove (1915 - 1984)
  Eugene Patrick Cosgrove (1917 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakview Cemetery
Albia
Monroe County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Kirk
Record added: Oct 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99671030
Thomas Francis Tom Cosgrove
Added by: Kirk
 
Thomas Francis Tom Cosgrove
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