Ray Donald Cottrell

Ray Donald Cottrell

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  • Name Ray Donald Cottrell 
    Born 4 Jul 1921  Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pennsylvania Birth Certificate
    Pennsylvania Birth Certificate
    Ray Donald Cottrell
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930  Mount Lebanon, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    LnHholdGivenSurnameRelationGenderRaceBirthDateAgeStatusBirthPlaceBirthPlace
    of Father
    BirthPlace
    of Mother
    Immigration
    Year
    OccupationVeteranStreet
    14411HarryCottrellheadmalewhite188545marriedPennsylvaniaEnglandEnglandvalves and fittings
    15411EthelCottrellwifefemalewhite188842marriedPennsylvaniaEnglandEngland
    16411H. WillardCottrellsonmalewhite191317singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaclerk
    17411DorothyCottrelldaughterfemalewhite191614singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
    18411Roy D.Cottrellsonmalewhite19228singlePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
      Transcript ID is  dbid=9999&iid=qmy3_860   
    Census 1940  Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    LnHholdGivenSurnameRelationGenderRaceBirthDateAgeStatusBirthPlaceBirthPlace
    of Father
    BirthPlace
    of Mother
    Immigration
    Year
    OccupationVeteranStreet
    382811HarryCottrellheadmalewhite188555marriedPennsylvaniapattern maker
    392811EthelCottrellwifefemalewhite188852marriedPennsylvania
    402811RoyCottrellsonmalewhite192218singlePennsylvaniahospital messenger
      Transcript ID is  dbid=9999&iid=2dvr_861   
    Draft Registration 16 Feb 1942  Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ray registered for the draft at Pittsburgh on February 16, 1942. At that time he was 5' 10 1/2" tall and weighed 160# with blue eyes, brown hair and a light complexion. He was working for Nation Tube Company at McKeesport at the time. 
    Military Service 19 Jun 1942  Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He was inducted into the U.S. Army June 19, 1942 at Pittsburgh. Ray served in foreign service from December 20, 1942 until April 20, 1945. He was a Staff Sergeant with HQ and HQ Sw. 311th Reconnaissance Wing - serving from June 19, 1942 until he was honorably discharged at Fort Logan, Colorado, on October 5, 1945.
     
    Military Pension Application
    Military Pension Application
    Ray Donald Cottrell
    Died 22 Feb 1973  Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • cause of death: acute asphyxia, house fire
    • from the records of the Thurman M. Houghton Funeral Home:
      Man Dies in Linesville House Fire
      Ray Cottrell, 51, 300 S. Pymatuning St., Linesville, died of asphyxiation in a raging fire at his home about 5 a.m. Thursday Feb. 22.
      According to Linesville Volunteer Fire Chief, Frederick Gilliland, Cottrell placed a call to a telephone operator at 4:57 a.m., reporting the fire, but was not able to complete the call. The operator, able to trace the call to Linesville, called fire headquarters at the Arlington Hotel and asked if a fire had been reported in Linesville. She was informed that no fire had been reported and then told the fire headquarters that someone in Linesville area was in serious trouble. The siren was then sounded and at about the same time neighbors had noticed the fire and sent in an alarm.
      Cottrell was found by firemen near the entrance to the back door. He was alone in the home.
      The house, which is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Collins of Linesville, was gutted by the blaze. Damages to the cement block four room structure amount to approximately $6,000 and the house and contents were a complete loss.
      When firemen arrived at the house the inside was a "raging inferno." The Pennsylvania Fire Marshal arrived at the scene Thursday morning but has given no official report on the cause of the fire.
      Chief Gilliland said three trucks were at the fire scene and six water lines were used. The fire was out by 7 a.m. but the truck remained to direct traffic and check the building until noon.
      Ray Donald Cottrell was born at Pittsburgh July 4, 1921, a son of Harry and Ethel Cottrell. He was formerly a salesman for Clearfield Hardware Co. He was a member of Linesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Linesville American Legion Post.
      Survivors include three sons, Gary A. Cottrell, Conneaut Lake; Ronald R. and Clinton Cottrell; his mother, Mrs. Ethell Cottrell; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Scott; a brother, Williard Cottrell, all of Pittsburgh; and two grandchildren.
      Services were held Saturday afternoon at the Thurman M. Houghton Funeral Home, Linesville, with the Rev. Robert Gumbert, pastor of Linesville United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was at Linesville Cemetery.
      Bearers were Leo Morian, Jerry Bossard, Mike Clark, Mark Rhoades, George Noey and John Kaltenbaugh.
    Linesville Man Dies In Fire at His Home
    Linesville Man Dies In Fire at His Home
    from the February 23, 1973 issue of the Greenville Record Argus
    Age 51 years 
    Buried 24 Feb 1973  Linesville Cemetery, Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Section V, Lot 617A, Grave 13
    Cottrell, Raymond Donald
    Cottrell, Raymond Donald
    1921-1973
    Plot: Section V, Lot 617A, Grave 13
    Pennsylvania Veterans' Burial Card
    Pennsylvania Veterans' Burial Card
    Ray Donald Cottrell
    Person ID I35708  Local Families
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2019 

    Father Harry Cottrell,   b. 4 Jun 1885, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1951, Midland, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Ethel Jenkins,   b. 13 Jan 1888, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1980, Grove City, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Family ID F13626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Audrey Williams,   b. 4 Jan 1924, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1954, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married May 1942 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Gary Arthur Cottrell,   b. 3 Jul 1951, Library, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 2001, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F13627  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Louise Alice Fisher,   b. 24 May 1924, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1992, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 14 Jun 1957  Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 24 May 2018 
    Family ID F27426  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Raymond Donald Cottrell
    Raymond Donald Cottrell

    Marriage Records
    Allegheny County Marriage License Application
    Allegheny County Marriage License Application
    for Raymond and Audrey Cottrell. Note that they both were not truthful about their ages - Ray was actually born in 1920 and Audrey was born in 1924. They both adjusted their ages to make sure they were "of legal age" (21 in Pennsylvania at the time) to get married without parental consent.