J. D. COTTMAN
The Wichita Beacon, Saturday, Dec. 30,
1916, Pg. 11
Died: Dec. 29, 1916
D. Cottman Passed Away At His
on South Seneca Street.—
Here 30 Years.
J. D. Cottman, 76 years of age, died yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock, while
resting from a walk, at his home 337 South Seneca. He had been failing in
health for the past six years.
Mr. Cottman had been a resident of
Wichita for more than thirty years. He was one of the fist grocerymen in
the city. His son, Harry, has had charge of the business for the past
eighteen years. He owned several business blocks on Douglas Avenue in
addition to other city property.
He was born April 17, 1841, in
Owen County, Indiana. He married Miss M. J. Boord in Paris, Ill., November
25, 1868. Five children were born, three of whom are living. They
are: Harry Cottman, 808 Maple Street; Judd Cottman, Perkins, Ok., and Mrs.
Roy Kennell, 335 South Seneca. A sister, Mrs. W. C. Rafferty, 419 North
Waco, survives him. His wife died February 2, 1882. He later married
Miss E. S. Sapp, of Terre Haute, Ind. One son was born, who died in
infancy. Mr. Cottman moved to Kansas in 1886, and he had lived in Wichita
most of the time since.
The body will lie in state at the
residence Sunday afternoon from 2 o’clock till 5 o’clock.
He was a member of the Garfield
Post No. 25, G. A. R., having enlisted in Company C, Eleventh Indiana Infantry
in February, 1865. His pallbearers will be veterans.
Funeral services will be held at
10:30 o’clock Monday morning at the Trinity Methodist Church, of which he was
an active member.