Jno. C. Cottingham, CSA Veteran
The Dillon Herald, Dillon, South Carolina
November 21, 1912, Vol. 18, No. 38
Prominent Citizen Passes Away
Mr. Jno. C. Cottingham died at his Gallavon home Tuesday morning
Dillon County suffered another distinct loss Tuesday by the death of Mr. Jno. C. Cottingham which occurred at his home near Gallavon.
Mr. Cottingham had been ill since Saturday and his condition became alarming Sunday but he rested well Monday night and there was a decided change for the better in his condition early Tuesday morning. Tuesday at 11 0'clock however he was seized with heart failure superinduced by weakness following his severe illness and in a few moments he had passed into the great beyond.
Mr. Cottingham was a man of many excellent traits of character born of sturdy scotch ancestry his grandparents having come direct from Scotland to this country. He inherited many of the strong characteristics of that splendid race which he exemplified in his daily walks in life. Truly it can be said of him that his word was his bond and throughout his long life man has never had occasion to any aught against him nor has his honor as a man or his integrity as a citizen ever been questioned. He was a well poised man of firm convictions and quiet temperament loyal toward those whom he loved, but holding bitterness toward none. No finer tribute can be paid to him than to say that in all his public as well as private affairs he was always on the right side. The death of such a man is a distinct loss to the world in general but to the community in which he lived in particular
Mr. Cottingham is survived by his wife who was Miss Mary Jane LeGette of Clio and the following children; R. L. Cottingham Gadsden, Ala, W. J. Cottingham Callman, Ala., L. Cottingham, Dillon, Mrs. J.B. Steelle, Kingstree, A. H. Cottingham, Union, S.C., Mrs Lafar Lipscomb, Gaffney, S.C. Ernest Cottingham, Galliavon.
Mr. Cottingham was a staunch supporter and consistent member of the Little Rock M. E. Church. He was also a veteran of the civil war having served on Sullivans Island until the surrender.
He will be laid away at Little Rock this morning at 11 o'clock. The services being conducted by Rev Marion Dargan, assisted by Rev W. C. Owen of Fork and A. N. Brunson of Dillon
Transcribed by Mary Lewis from microfilm at the South Caroliniana Library, Columbia, SC.