Date of Birth: 
13 Oct 1875
Date of Death: 
23 Nov 1936

John was born At Silverstream, Upper Hutt.

He married Mary Russell (born at Stokes Vly in 1876) in 1899 at Upper Hutt.

They had five daughters & three sons.All but the first three were born in Levin.

One son-in-law, Bill Trotter, was a well known agricultural contractor based in Roslyn Rd, Levin.

John started out as a farmers assistant in Upper Hutt. By 1905 he was a sharemilker at Waikanae. In 1906 to at least 1919 he was a farm labourer in Levin or Ihakara. He then went back to sharemilking at Waikanae and then back to Ihakara as a farmer by 1935.

Relatives mentioned in profile: 
John Cotter, Thomas Hosford Cotter, Susannah Ann Cotter Dixon, Mary Alice Russell, James Tavenar Russell Jessie Russell, Marguerite (Daisy) Cotter, Leonard John Heayns, Euneta Jessie Cotter, William Edward (Bill) Trotter, Constance May (Connie) Cotter, John Thomas Walton, Gladys Vera Cotter, Alexander Stewart Ward, Reginald John Cotter, Agnes Summers McComb, Hilda Roberta Scott, Owen Hilton (Milton) Cotter, Olive Emma Jones, Allen Dixon Cotter, Eunice Amelia Spiers, Betty Jean Cotter, John William Lawrence (Johnny) Leslie.