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John Henry Cottam
Original name: John H. Cottam
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Birth: Sep. 30, 1888
Saint George
Washington County
Utah, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 1936
Saint George
Washington County
Utah, USA

Sheriff John H. Cottam
Died on June 2, 1936

Age 47
Washington County Sheriff's Office
Accidental: Medical

Sheriff Cottam died while assisting with the relocation of a heavy safe from one office to another in the Washington County Courthouse. The 47-year-old victim was lifting on a metal bar to raise the safe into the bed of a truck when he collapsed. Sheriff Cottam died at the scene prior to the arrival of medical attention. A subsequent autopsy revealed that strenuous exertion caused the rupture of blood vessels at the base of his brain.

He left a wife and four children. He is buried in the St. George City Cemetery. His bronze name plaque is sponsored by the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

*This information was found on and posted here with their permission.

(Thanks to Find A Grave contributor Tiana for sending above info)

Utah Death Index, 1905-1951
about John Henry Cottam
Name: John Henry Cottam
Death Date: 2 Jun 1936
State File Number: 1936002296
Gender: Male
Age: 47
County of Death: Washington

Utah Cemetery Inventory
about John H. Cottam
Name: John H. Cottam
Birth Date: 28 Sep 1888
Birth Place: St. George, Utah
Death Date: 21 Jun 1936
Death Place: St. George, Utah
Cemetery: St. George City Cemetery
Source: Sexton / Grant
Grave Location: C_28_19_3
Relatives: Mother Rachel H.


1930 United States Federal Census
about John H Cottam
Name: John H Cottam
Home in 1930: St George, Washington, Utah
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Age: 41
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889
Birthplace: Utah
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: A Maud Cottam
Race: White

Household Members: Name Age
John H Cottam 41
A Maud Cottam 41
Mason W Cottam 13
Agnes Cottam 11
Grace Cottam 10
Carolina Cottam 5


( N O T E- discrepancy of birth date- some records say 28th day of Sept 1888 and others say 30th day of Sept 1888.) 
Family links: 
  George Thomas Cottam (1852 - 1934)
  Rachel Overton Holt Cottam (1856 - 1942)
  Agnes Maude McAllister Cottam (1888 - 1973)
  Kathleen Cottam Riding (1911 - 2000)*
  Grace Cottam Dalton (1919 - 2013)*
  Caroline Cottam Bennett (1924 - 1998)*
  Mary Ann Cottam Miller (1875 - 1969)*
  Caroline Cottam Webb (1875 - 1901)*
  Rachel Cottam Mathis (1877 - 1900)*
  George T Cottam (1880 - 1890)*
  Ada Cottam Pace (1882 - 1956)*
  James Franklin Cottam (1884 - 1976)*
  Maggie Cottam Petty (1886 - 1972)*
  John Henry Cottam (1888 - 1936)
  Effie Cottam McIntire (1890 - 1951)*
  Bertha Jane Cottam Petty (1892 - 1967)*
  Vilate Vivian Cottam Prince (1895 - 1986)*
  Joseph Milton Cottam (1897 - 1969)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint George City Cemetery
Saint George
Washington County
Utah, USA
Plot: C_28_19_3
Maintained by: Max Turpin
Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
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John Henry Cottam
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John Henry Cottam
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