Genealogy of the Bryan and Martin Families

George Sackville Cotter

George Sackville Cotter

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  • Name George Sackville Cotter 
    Born 8 Apr 1862  Springfield, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Nov 1940  Springfield, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 16 Nov 1940  Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Section M, Lot 26
    George Sackville Cotter
    George Sackville Cotter
    Plot: Section M, Lot 26
    Siblings 1. Barbara Elizabeth Cotter   b. 10 DEC 1852, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio;   d. 5 AUG 1925, Greenville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania; 
    2. James S. Cotter   b. 10 JUN 1854, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio;   d. 5 FEB 1933, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio; 
    3. Mary Jane Cotter   b. 17 OCT 1857, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio;   d. 4 FEB 1931, Quinter, Gove County, Kansas; 
    4. William Harrison Cotter   b. 22 JUL 1858, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio;   d. 11 SEP 1941, Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois; 
    5. Simon Kenton Cotter   b. 9 MAY 1860, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio;   d. 9 JUL 1948; 
    Notes 
    • From: Twentieth Century History of Springfield, and Clark County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens

      George S. Cotter, superintendent of the Springfield Water Works, was born at Springfield, Ohio, in 1862, and is a son of the late James L. Cotter, who was born in Ireland, emigrated to Canada when thirteen years of age, and came to Springfield in 1847, where the rest of his life was passed.
      George S. Cotter attended school until he was thirteen years old and then entered the machine shops of Warder, Mitchell, and Company and remained until he had learned the trade. When he was eighteen years old, he went to Aurora, Illinois, and worked in the railroad shops at that city for three years, after which he returned to Springfield and continued work as a machinist until 1884, when he became engineer of the city water works at the pumping station. He continued in that capacity for ten years and for four years more was superintendent there. In 1898 he left the city's employ and accepted a position as foreman of the machine shops of the Warder-Bushnell Company. When the International Harvester Company came into possession, he became mechanical engineer for a time and then resigned to accept the superintendency of the city water works again, and has had charge of this important municipal utility ever since. He takes an interest in politics, but only to the extent of promoting good government.
      In 1891, Mr. Cotter was married to Jennie Bryant, who died on October 16, 1906, leaving four children, namely: Paul Bryant, Helen, Ruth, and George, Jr. Mr. Cotter is a member of the Elks.

      The George Cotter family was living at 508 Lagonda Avenue, Springfield, Ohio, at the time of the 1900 Census (see 1900 Ohio Census, Clark County, Roll 1246, Book 1, page 286a).
    Person ID I701  Bryan-Martin
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2000 

    Father James Laurence Cotter,   b. cir 1818, Belfast (?), Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1899, Claremont, Richland County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Mother Anna Maria Harris,   d. Bef 1866 
    Married 6 Oct 1849  Springfield, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F266  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jennie Amy "Pink" Bryant,   b. 6 Jun 1872, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1906  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 13 Jun 1890  Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Paul Bryant Cotter,   b. 3 Dec 1891, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1970, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Helen H. Cotter,   b. Jul 1894, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1987, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 93 years)
     3. Nellie L. Cotter,   b. 1 Feb 1896, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1896  (Age 0 years)
     4. Ruth Marie Cotter,   b. 30 Jul 1897, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1944, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     5. Georgeanna Cotter,   d. Aft 1970
     6. George Roger Cotter,   b. 7 Nov 1902, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1917, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F321  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anna F. Kelly,   b. 11 Nov 1888, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1919, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1915  Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F1131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Apr 1862 - Springfield, Clark County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Jun 1890 - Clark County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Nov 1915 - Clark County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Nov 1940 - Springfield, Clark County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Nov 1940 - Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    George Cotter.jpg
    George Cotter.jpg
    George Cotter family
    George Cotter family.jpg
    Back row: Paul and Helen Cotter
    Front row: Ruth, George, and George Cotter
    c1910

    Documents
    George Cotter and Jennie Bryant wedding announcement
    George Cotter and Jennie Bryant wedding announcement

    Obituaries
    Death Takes G.S. Cotter at Age of 78
    Death Takes G.S. Cotter at Age of 78
    Undated clipping from unidentified Springfield, Ohio, newspaper

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio, Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio.

    2. [S17] Clark County, Ohio, Probate Court Marriage Records, Vol. 14, p. 328.

    3. [S17] Clark County, Ohio, Probate Court Marriage Records, Vol. 26, p. 394.