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Charles G. Cotton

Lieutenant Commander,
U.S. Coast Guard

 

 

Died: March 2, 1949
Entered the Service from: 
Buried at: Gates NC 
Awards: 

 


LIEUTENANT COMMANDER CHARLES G. COTTON was born in North Carolina in 1887. He was a veteran of World War I. By 1920 he had married and moved to Norfolk VA. He was working as a marine engineer. Charles and Mary Cotton had their first child, Alice E. Cotton, in 1920. The family later moved to Newport VA, where Charles Cotton worked as a machinist in a shipyard. By the April of 1930 the Cotton family included three daughters, Alice E., Mary J., and Lila Lee Cotton. The Cotton family was living at 71 Main Street in Newport, Warwick County, Virginia, at the time of the 1930 census. The family moved to Collingswood NJ around 1939, where they resided at 521 Jessamine Avenue.

Lieutenant Commander Cotton passed away in the Marine Hospital in Baltimore MD on March 2, 1949. Funeral services were held at Foster's Funeral Home at Haddon and Lees Avenue in Collingswood on March 4th, after which he was buried in Gates NC.  He was survived by his wife, daughters, and two brothers, Curtis B. Cotton of Galveston TX, and James C. Cotton.


Camden
Courier-Post

March 3, 1949

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