Biography of George A. Cotton


Cotton, George A., Lancaster, was born in Lancaster, N. Y., a son of Hiram P. and grandson of Elisha L. Cotton, who came to Lancaster from Vermont in 1845 and had three sons; Elisha, Gardner B., and Hiram P. George A. spent his early life on the farm and obtained his education in Lancaster and Buffalo: later learning the decorator's trade and being a large contractor. He is also engaged in building. Mr. Cotton married Moflie B. Whitnell of Buffalo, and they have two sons, Mortimer E. and Winfred G. Mr. Cotton has always taken a keen interest in educational affairs and has been a member of the Board of Education of Depew for some time.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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