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 John Henry Cottam

John Henry Cottam

Birth
Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Death 2 Jun 1936 (aged 47)
Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Burial Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Plot C_28_19_3
Memorial ID 111287 · View Source
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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 utahsfallen.org and posted here with their permission.

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

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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

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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.

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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

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( N O T E- discrepancy of birth date- some records say 28th day of Sept 1888 and others say 30th day of Sept 1888.)



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  • Maintained by: Max Turpin
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111287
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Henry Cottam (30 Sep 1888–2 Jun 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111287, citing Saint George City Cemetery, Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Max Turpin (contributor 46863402) .