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Cottman, W. F. - Sgt
DEATH OF W. F. COTTMAN.
Was Veteran Resident of Dallas, Having Come to This City in Year 1871.
W. F. Cottman, a veteran resident of Dallas, died Thursday at his home, 159 Greenwood street. The funeral, under the auspices of Richard J. Oglesby Post, G. A. R., will be from the residence to Oakland Cemetery at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. Dr. Callahan, pastor of the Tabernacle Methodist Church, conducting the service. The pallbearers selected by the post are: Robert McCormick, G. A. Burbank, A. McWhirk, J. P. Clark, Mr. Corker and W. J. Woodwell.
William Francis Cottman was born in Kentucky, Aug. 31, 1836. He went into the Civil War in 1861 a sergeant in Company G., Fourteenth Missouri Infantry, and was mustered out for disability as a Lieutenant in 1863. He came to Dallas in 1871. He was a charter member of George H. Thomas Post G. A. R., which was organized in 1884, and which was later united with the John A. Dix Post, G. A. R., when the combined organizations took the name of the Richard J. Oglesby Post. He was a past commander of the department of Texas.
Deceased is survived by his widow and the following children; W. A. Cottman and Mrs. Lena Watson of Dallas and Mrs. Laura Hoppe of Abilene.
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 4 Feb 1910