Obituary for Della/Adell B. Van Buren Cottier
24 February, 1857 - 27 April, 1933
From The Caldwell News-Tribune,
dated Thursday, 4 May, 1933
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Note - The article below is transcribed exactly as you see it.
The year of her marriage, though, should apparently
be 1874 instead of 1834.
Funeral Services are Held
Saturday at Roswell for
Mrs. Della B. Cottier
- The funeral services for Mrs. Della B. Cottier were held Saturday
morning at 10 o'clock at the Sterry Memorial church in Roswell with
the Rev. David Gastler in charge. Interment was made in
the Roswell cemetery.
Mrs. Della B. Cottier was born in New York City
February 24, 1857, and died at the home of her son, Claud, in
Roswell, Thursday afternoon, April 27, 1933. The early years
of her life were spent in New York City with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Van Buren, until a disastrous fire wiped out Mr. Van
Buren's interest in a very lucrative livery business, when with his
wife and four daughters he moved to Ellington, Minn., and took up a
On July 23, 1834, at the age of 17 she was married to
James B. Cottier at Owatonna, Minn. After some years there
they moved to St. Paul where her husband later died. Two
children were left with her. Claud now of Roswell and Maud how
of Seattle. The latter years of Mrs. Cottier's life were spent
at the home of her daughter in Seattle. She came to the home
of her son in Roswell in November, 1931, where she stayed until the
time of her death.
Full-sized headstone photo
available upon request.