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Vinton Eagle; Harrison Items. March 15, 1882

Anna Cottrell

DIED: At his residence in Taylor township, Wednesday the 8th inst., Mr. Charles Cottrell, in the 25th year of his age. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss. Also on the 12th inst., of pneumonia, Mrs. William (Anna) Cottrell, Sr., aged about 73 years. The deceased, whose maiden name was Parcell, was born in Pennsylvania in the year 1809, and removed with her parents to Kentucky and afterward to Indiana, where she was married to Mr. Cottrell in 1830, and where they resided for some time, removing to Iowa in July, 1856, and to their present home in 1857, where they have resided ever since. Mrs. C. was respected by all who knew her. Her bereaved husband and family have the sympathy of the entire community.

Mr. Wm. Cottrell, Jr., is seriously ill with lung fever.

{Submitter comment: Same newspaper death notice as Charles Cottrell.}

Submitted on Jul 10, 2007 by
Martha Geater Long, Jimartlong@gmail.com

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Muscatine Journal; Thursday, August 9, 1962

Calvin C. Cottrell

Calvin C. Cottrell, 80, of 224 Iowa avenue, resident here for 46 years, died at Muscatine General Hospital at 7:25 a.m. today.

Mr Cottrell was born Sept. 22, 1881, at Vinton, Ia., a son of William and Catherine Cottrell.

He married Mayme T. Moore April 26, 1902 at Vinton. Mr. Cottrell was a member of St. Mathias church.

Surviving are two sons, Clifford C. Cottrell of Muscatine and John J. Cottrell of Chandler, Ariz.: and three daughters, Mrs. Thorvald Thomsen of Tipton, Mrs. Alfred Hansen of Wilton, and Mrs. Sidney Broud oe Muscatine. There are five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a daughter, two sons, three brothers and a sister.

Arrangements ... at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home. Burial is to be at St. Mary's cemetery, Muscatine.

{Submitter comment: Calvin's mother was actually Melinda Reddington. We believe Catherine was her middle name. Calvin and Mayme were married 26 Apr 1904, not 1902}

Submitted on 07-Nov-2008 by
Jacie Thomsen, Thomsen6995@aol.com

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Vinton Eagle; Harrison Items. March 15, 1882

Charles Cottrell

DIED: At his residence in Taylor township, Wednesday the 8th inst., Mr. Charles Cottrell, in the 25th year of his age. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss. Also on the 12th inst., of pneumonia, Mrs. William (Anna) Cottrell, Sr., aged about 73 years. The deceased, whose maiden name was Parcell, was born in Pennsylvania in the year 1809, and removed with her parents to Kentucky and afterward to Indiana, where she was married to Mr. Cottrell in 1830, and where they resided for some time, removing to Iowa in July, 1856, and to their present home in 1857, where they have resided ever since. Mrs. C. was respected by all who knew her. Her bereaved husband and family have the sympathy of the entire community.

Mr. Wm. Cottrell, Jr., is seriously ill with lung fever.

{Submitter comment: Charles Cottrell married (Julia) Anna Balliet on Nov. 6, 1876 in Benton Co., Iowa. Children: Mary A., born 1873; William F., born 1878; third child, unknown.}

Submitted on Jul 10, 2007 by
Martha Geater Long, Jimartlong@gmail.com

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Cedar Valley Times; 4 December 1961
Jerry Cottrell, 77, Dies; Rites Tuesday
James (Jerry) Cottrell

James (Jerry) Cottrell, 77, died at the Vinton hospital Saturday evening following a lingering illness.

A son of Mr. and Mrs. William Cottrell, he was born in Benton county, Jan. 22, 1884. He was a lifelong resident of Benton county, and had been employed by the City of Vinton for a number of years before his retirement in 1953.

He married Estella Griffin, at Vinton Nov. 22, 1915. She died Jan. 15, 1942.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Hazel) Dern of Rock Island, Ill; a granddaughter, Mrs. Norma Hobbs of Moline, Ill, and a great granddaughter, Judy Roberts of Moline. Also surviving are a brother, Cal Cottrell of Muscatine and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Dora Cottrell of Vinton.

He was proceded in death by two brothers.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock in the Taylor Funeral Home. Rev. Robert P. Phillips will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery.

Submitted on 17-Dec-2008 by
Jacie Thomsen, jthomsen@iowatelecom.net

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Vinton Eagle; May 2, 1895
Death of John Cottrell.
John Cottrell

Mr. Cottrell was born in Madison county, Indiana, August 29th 1830, and removed from there to Jasper county, Ill., in 1850 with his parents. He was married August 2, 1855 to Miss Lydia E. Swaim, and by this marriage four children were born to them - three are now living. In 1861 he removed to Benton county, Iowa, where he has made his home ever since. In 1863 he was converted to God and joined the Weslyan (sic) Methodist church. He was a hard worker and did much good for the cause of Christ. He was licensed to preach from 1874 to 1892. His wife and one son proceeded him and awaited his coming to welcome him home to rest.

Submitted on Jul 10, 2007 by
Martha Geater Long, Jimartlong@gmail.com

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Shellsburg - Louis "Louie" Cottrell
Louis "Louie" Cottrell

Louis "Louie" Cottrell, 73 died Friday, November 21, 2008 at St Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids following an extended illness.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 am, Monday, November 24, 2008 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Larry Rodgers officiating. Interment will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Shellsburg.

Louis was born August 9, 1935 at Cainsville, MO to Edward Carl and Dolly Hazel (Hoadley) Cottrell and graduated from the Princeton High School in Princeton, MO in 1953.

On November 26, 1954 he married Mary Ellen Wendt at Spickard, MO. She preceded him in death on January 10, 1996.

Louis was a farm hand for Owens Farms for twenty-one years and later was employed by New Method Equipment for over twenty years until retiring in 1998. He was an accomplished mechanic and loved custom cars.

He is survived by his sons, Mike Cottrell and friend, Irma Weatherwax of Vinton, and Richard (Lisa) Cottrell of Shellsburg; his daughter, Becky(Mike)Robinson of Shellsburg, grandsons, Tony Cottrell

{Submitter comment: Submitted on behalf of Sheryl Reynolds and Marilyn Kolsrud. Email: deneren@aol.com}

Submitted on 28-Apr-2009 by
MHurren, mhhurren@yahoo.com

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Vinton Eagle; October 30, 1883

Lydia E. Cottrell

Lydia E., wife of John Cottrell, died of heart disease, at her home near Vinton, Benton county, Iowa, October 26th, 1883, aged fifty-two years, and four days.

She was born in Forsyth county, North Carolina. At the age of seventeen she gave her heart to Christ, and joined the Moravian Church. In 1850 moved with her parents (Bennet and Anna S. Swaim) to Indiana and from there to Jasper county, Illinois and there joined with the Methodist Episcopal Church. She was married to John Cottrell in 1855, and with her husband came to Benton county, Iowa, and went into the organization of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in 1862, organized by Rev. McCorney at the Noble shool-house. She has lived a faithful christian life until death called her away. In all her sufferings she submitted patiently to the will of God. She leaves a husband, two daughters and one son to mourn their loss and also a large circle of friends.

{Submitter comment: daughters: Mary Kizer & Anna Geater; son: Lee Cottrell}

Submitted on Jul 10, 2007 by
Martha Geater Long, Jimartlong@gmail.com

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Cedar Valley Times; 10 May 1928
Death Removes Aged Resident of Vinton
Melinda Reddington Cottrell

Mrs. Malinda Redington Cottrell, 83 years old, died at 2:30 a.m. today at the home of her son, Frank Cottrell. Death was due to the infirmities of old age. In recent years the aged woman has been blind and deaf. Funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Church of Christ. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Cottrell was born in Indiana. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Redington. For more that fifty years she has resided in Vinton and the surrounding country. There are four sons: William, Jerry, and Frank Cottrell, all of Vinton, and Calvin Cottrell of Muscatine.

{Submitter comment: It is uncertain as to why she has the Cottrell surname, as no marriage record has been found.}

Submitted on 17-Dec-2008 by
Jacie Thomsen, jthomsen@iowatelecom.net

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Vinton Eagle; 1882

Thomas Cottrell

COTTRELL - At the residence of his father in Taylor township, on the 12th inst., Mr. Thos. Cottrell, in the 46th year of his age.

Mr. Cottrell was converted some years ago to the christian religion, and in his dying hour was enabled to lean by faith on the strong arm of Him who alone can give lasting consolation in the last moments of dissolving nature. This makes the fourth member of this family that has been removed by the hand of death since the 8th of March, and "Uncle Billy" is the only surviving member of the now desolate household. In this very great bereavement he has the sincere sympathy of the entire community.

{Submitter comment: Died of lung fever.}

Submitted on Jul 10, 2007 by
Martha Geater Long, Jimartlong@gmail.com

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Vinton Eagle; January 19, 1909
A CENETARIAN CALLED BY DEATH
William Cottrell.
William Cottrell

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"Uncle" Billy Cottrell Passed Away Last Thursday After Living a Little Over 100 Years.

Benton county holds the distinguished honor of one of its citizens living to the great age of over 100 years. This was William Cottrell, of Vinton, who was born in Greene county, Ohio, November 12, 1808, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alexander Keller, three miles north of Vinton. Thursday evening, January 14, 1909, aged 100 years, 2 months and days. On November 3, 1908, he was able to be brought to town and he cast his vote for William H. Taft and the straight republican ticket at the Taylor township polling place.

Mr. Cottrell was married to Miss Anna Parcel of Pennsylvania, in 1830. To this union ten children were born - seven sons and three daughters. The two surviving members of this family are Mrs. Sarah Wilkinson, of Oakdale, Nebraska, and Mrs. Alexander Keller, of Taylor township, this county. Three sons served in the civil war.

Mr. Cottrell came from Ohio to Benton county July 3, 1856, and was a resident here until his death. His first vote was for President Jackson and he had voted at every presidential election since. Since the formation of the republican party he had voted for every republican candidate including President-elect William H. Taft. He was strong in his principles - political or otherwise - and always voted the straight ticket.

He was a kind father and a good citizen. The funeral services were held Saturday morning from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Alex. Keller, the sermon being preached by Rev. W. F. Spry of the Methodist church. Interment took place in Bear Creek cemetery.

Submitted on Jul 10, 2007 by
Martha Geater Long, Jimartlong@gmail.com

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