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Leon Nelson Cota
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Birth: 1886
Penawawa
Whitman County
Washington, USA
Death: Jun. 24, 1943
Custer County
South Dakota, USA

LEON NELSON COTA

FORMER LINCOLN MAN FATALLY STRICKEN WHILE CUTTING TREEAS

Leon Nelson Cota, 57, formerly of Lincoln, died of a heart attack at Custer, S, D., Thursday while sawing trees,

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Craig, Luella and Lucille Cota all of Lincoln; four sons, Oscar, in North Africa, Pvt. Howard station in Louisiana and Verine with the Navy in New York, and Paul in Lincoln; and his father N.N. Cota, of Portland, Oregon.

Five brothers and five sisters are also survivors.

SOURCE: The Lincoln Star June 26, 1943


COTA --LEON NELSON COTA, 57 died at Custer, S. D., Thursday. He is survived by his father, N.N. Cota, Portland, Oregon; four sons, Oscar, Howard and Verine all in the armed forces and Paul of Lincoln; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Craig, Luella and Lucille and two grandsons, all of Lincoln, and five brothers and five sisters. Funeral services here. Umbergers


FAMILY NOTES
When Leon Nelson Cota was born on March 30, 1887, his father, Napoleon, was 26 and his mother, Sarah, was 15. He married Grace Condra on March 30, 1916, in Great Falls, Montana. They had eight children during their marriage. He died on June 24, 1943, in Custer, South Dakota, at the age of 56, and was buried in Lincoln, Nebraska.


DEATH RECORD
South Dakota Death Index, 1905-1955
Name: Leon N Cota
Certificate Number: 212502
Death Day: 24
Death Month: Jun
Death Year: 1943
County: Custer



CENSUS RECORDS
1940 United States Federal Census
Name: Leon N Cota
Age: 53
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Washington
Marital Status: Divorced
Relation to Head of House: Helper
Home in 1940: Township 1 N Range 4, Pennington,
South Dakota
Inferred Residence in 1935: Rural, Nebraska
Residence in 1935: Rural, Nebraska
Sheet Number: 1A
Occupation: Cutting Logs
Household Members: Name Age
Earnest L Damon 60
Leon N Cota 53


 
 
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 Parents:
  Napoleon Nelson Cota (1860 - 1952)
  Sarah Viola Fincher Cota (1871 - 1932)
 
 Spouse:
  Iva Grace Condra Duhrkopf (1896 - 1986)
 
 Children:
  Oscar Leon Cota (1917 - 1993)*
  Thelma Cota Craig (1918 - 2007)*
  Howard William Cota (1919 - 2007)*
  Paul C Cota (1921 - 2002)*
 
 Siblings:
  Leon Nelson Cota (1886 - 1943)
  Alta P Cota Mason (1888 - 1920)*
  Mary Lucinda Cota Dull (1891 - 1963)*
  Oliver I Cota (1893 - 1960)*
  Ralph Francis Cota (1896 - 1961)*
  Florence I Cota Emerson (1898 - 1953)*
  George W Cota (1900 - 1974)*
  Edith Lucille Cota Dahl (1903 - 1985)*
  Eugene Harry Cota (1905 - 1968)*
  Raymond Clifford Cota (1907 - 1975)*
  Clyde A Cota (1909 - 1984)*
  Josephine Anna Cota Moulton (1911 - 1969)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Yankee Hill Cemetery
Lincoln
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA
 
Maintained by: Barbara A. in CA
Originally Created by: Wanda L
Record added: Apr 30, 2011
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