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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

George W. Cottrell, 8 South 44 West




George W. Cottrell cash-claimed a quarter in 24, 8S 44W in 1891.

George W. Cottrell proved up a quarter in 34, 7S 64W in 1894. (Elbert County)


POSSIBLY
In the Sardinia cemetery, Erie County, one tree said George's mother "Catherine Wife of George Coteral Died April 27, 1858, aged 27 years, 10 mo, 3 d (Catherine Fitzpatrick, sister of Thomas Fitzpatrick and Anna Fitzpatrick Cottrell) "

One tree said George's sister Mary A. 1850-1926 married a Stephen Kennedy 1847-1915 and she's buried in Wheat Ridge # 102672584.

In 1870 Erie County, New York, George Cottrell is farming, 49, with Ann 35, George 16, Mary A. 13, Katie 9, Henry 7, Thomas 5, and Alice six months.
When Paul A. Cottrell registered for WWI in Edgar, Montana, he said that he was born in Denver October 3, 1896, and his father George W. Cottrell of Edgar Montana was born in Detroit, Michigan.

In 1880 Abilene, Kansas, George is 25, born in New York, Kitty 28 in Canada, with Henry Mortimer 4, Michigan, and Mabel Mortimer four months old.
Mary Katherine Doyle Cottrell 1851-1892 - born in Quebec - is buried in Wheat Ridge # 59523894, "Daughter of John Doyle and Mary Anne O'Leary. Spouse of George William Cottrell. Mother of Henry Mortimer, Edward, Mabel C., Gertrude Winifred, Agnes Rose, Adelaide Katherine, and Ruth C. "

In 1899, when Benjamin F. Veatch applied for land in 22, 7S 64W, (Elbert County), his witnesses were John H. Kitterman of Hilltop, Harry K. Mabrey and George W. Cottrell of Denver, and Emma Perry of Villapark.
Harry Mabery had proved up 138 acres in that township in 1899, Charles Perry a tract in 1889..
In 1900 Denver, George is a building contractor, born Feb 1852 in New York, married six years to Lillian A. Feb 1871 Iowa. Paul is 3, Virginia 1, Mortimer July 1875 in Michigan is a brick mason, Mabel Feb 1870 in Kansas is at school, Gerturde W. Jun 1882, Agnes Dec 1884, Catherine G. Feb 1887, and Ruth Jan 1889 were born in Colorado.


George W. Cottrell, Jr. was born in Buffalo, New York in 1854. He married Kitty Doyle in Detroit, Michigan in 1875. They had six children, but Kitty died in 1892. George then married Lillian Veatch in 1893 and they had three children, one of them being Paul Arthur Cottrell. George was a brick mason and by the 1920’s he had built quite a reputation for his exacting masonry work. He and his company built some beautiful brick buildings and churches in and around Denver, Colorado. His sons Mortimer and Paul both trained as apprentices under his tutelage and they, in turn, were artful and exacting brick masons. George died in 1929 and due to the financial collapse and resulting depression Paul was unable to raise the capital needed to buy his father’s business. The business ended up being acquired by a construction firm in Denver. Paul continued working as a brick and stone mason. I’ve been told that he built the beautiful fireplaces that currently grace the lobby of the grand old Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

Mabel Wardona is in Elbert County, Colorado in 1920, married to Frederic 35. Ruth is 9, George W. 4, and Catherine 3.

George is buried in Wheat Ridge, # 59523587. "Son of George W. Cottrell and Catherine "Kitty" Fitzpatrick. He married twice. He first married Mary Katherine Doyle. This union produced Henry Mortimer, Edward, Mabel C., Gertrude Winifred, Agnes Rose, Adelaide Katherine, and Ruth C. His second marriage was to Lillian Clare Veach. This union produced Paul A., Virginia Josephine, and Cornelia Juliette. 

KATHERINE

In 1930 Denver, Katherine Snow is widowed, 42, with John A. 19, WEndell A. 15, Hazel W. 11, Robert E. 8, all born in Colorado. Aunt Celia Doyle is with them, 75, and so is brother M.H. Cottrell 54, a brick layer.

Adelaide Katherine (Cottrell) Snow 1887-1970 is buried in Wheat Ridge, # 59523306 "Daughter of George William Snow and Mary Katherine Doyle. Wife of John Arthur Snow. Mother of John Arthur, Wendell Aloysius, Hazel, and Robert E. "

HENRY

"Mortimer Cuitrell" was born July 3, 1876 in Detroit Michigan to George and Kate Cuitrell.

In 1910 Denver, Henry, 33 is a salesman, sister Agnes 25 a dry goods saleswoman, sister Katherine 23 is a hotel cashier, and aunt Celia Doyle 55 is a restaurant cashier.

Henry Mortimer Cottrell 1876-1958 is buried in Denver, # 46471431 "Son of George William Cottrell and Mary Katherine Doyle."

AGNES

Agnes Rose (Cottrell) Weber 1884-1957 is buried in Wheat Ridge # 59526153. "Daughter of George William Snow and Mary Katherine Doyle. Wife of John Arthur Snow. Mother of John Arthur, Wendell Aloysius, Hazel, and Robert E. "



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