Walter Horace Cottingham

Walter Horace Cottingham

Male 1866 - 1930  (64 years)

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  • Name Walter Horace Cottingham 
    Born 8 Jan 1866  Omemee, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Life Story Cottingham, Walter Horace; president The Sherwin Williams Co.; born, Ounenice, Ont., Canada, Jan. 8, 1866; son of William and Lucy Cottingham; first employed as clerk in hardware store in Peterboro, Ont.; prop. Walter H. Cottingham & Co., paints and varnishes, Montreal; senior partner Cottingham, Robertson & Co., Montreal; in 1896, mgr. Montreal branch, The Sherwin Williams Co.; appt. gen. mgr. Sherwin Williams Co. of Ohio, in 1898; vice pres. and gen. mgr. in 1903; pros. in 1908; is also pres. Sherwin Williams Co. of Canada, Ltd.; Cleveland Box Co. and Ozark Smelting Co.; chairman of board, Lewis Berger & Sons, Ltd., London; director Cleveland Trust Co.; executive member Railway Business Assn, N. Y.; National Civic Assn, Efficiency Society, N. Y.; American Academy Political and Social Science; member Union, Country, Mayfield, Chagrin Valley Hunt Clubs, Cleveland; St. Maurice Fish and Game Club, Canada; Phylis Court Club, Henley on Thames, Eng.; married May 22, 1888, Montreal, Gertrude E. Bennett, of that city; issue, two sons and two daughters; author of 'Business Business Success'; this work was published in America and England and has been sold in every country in the world. Fond of Golf.

    [From 'Biographical Sketch of Walter Horace Cottingham' http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ohio/biographical-sketch-of-walter-horace-cottingham.htm ]

    1881 At age fifteen, clerked in retail hardware store of McKee & Davidson, Peterboro, Ontario, Canada

    1887 Went to Montreal and began making Gold Paint and other specialties

    1891 Owned Walter H. Cottingham & Co., Paint and Varnish Makers ? was also of the firm Cottingham-Robertson & Co., Dye Makers; was owner of the Windsor Chemical Co. and St. Lawrence Canoe & Boat Co.

    1892 Secured Canadian Agency for The Sherwin-Williams Co.

    1894 The Water H. Cottingham Co. and Cottingham Varnish Co. were formed to manufacture Sherwin-Williams products in Canada.

    1896 Merger of The Walter H. Cottingham Co. and the Cottingham Varnish Co. with the Sherwin-Williams Co.

    1896 Was made Director of The Sherwin-Williams Co. and Manager of its Canadian business.

    1898 Was appointed General Manager of The Sherwin-Williams Co.

    1903 Was made Vice-President and General Manager of the Sherwin-Williams Co.

    1908 Was elected President and General Manager of The Sherwin-Williams Co.

    1922 Retired from position at The Sherwin-Williams Co. 
    . 1912  Woolley Hall Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchased Woolley Hall for 26,300. 
    Died 12 Mar 1930  Woolley Hall, Maidenhead, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 15 Mar 1930  
    'MR. W. H. COTTINGHAM.
    Private advice has been received from London of the death of Mr. Walter H. Cottlngham, chairman of directors of Lewis Berger and Sons, Ltd. For many years Mr. Cottingham took an active part in the development and extension of Lewis Berger and Sons, Limited, London, and in its branches, particularly in connection with the Australian and New Zealand organisations. He was in his 64th year.'

    [The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 15 March 1930, via Trove]  
    Obituary 17 Mar 1930  
    'MR. W. H. COTTINGHAM.
    The death is announced from London of Mr. Walter H. Cottingham, chairman of directors of Louis Berger and Sons, Ltd. Mr. Cottingham, who died at his home at Maidenhead, had led a very active life, and took an active part in the development and extension of his firm's activities, particularly in connnection with the Australian and New Zealand organisations. He was chairman of the Sherwin Williams Companies of Canada and the United States, and had international interests in the paint manufacturing industries.'

    [The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 17 March 1930, via Trove]  
    Probate 4 Dec 1930  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    COTTINGHAM Walter Horace of 26 Edgehill-road Westmount Montreal Quebec Canada and of Woolley Hall Maidenhead Berkshire died 12 March 1930 at Woolley Hall Probate London 4 December to Walter Sherwin Cottingham company director. Effects 408342 12s.6d. in England. 
    Probate 24 Sep 1932  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    COTTINGHAM Walter Horace of 26 Edgehill-road Westmount Montreal Quebec Canada and of Woolley Hall Maidenhead Berkshire died 12 March 1930 at Woolley Hall Probate London 24 September to Gladys Maud Dangler (wife of Frank Barker Dangler). Effects 2753 14s.11d. Former Grant P.R. 4 December 1930. 
    Person ID I14425  Simpson & Elder
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2014 

    Father William Cottingham 
    Mother Lucy 
    Family ID F1063  Group Sheet

    Family Gertrude Estelle Bennett 
    Married 22 May 1888  Montreal, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Walter Sherwin Cottingham,   b. c.1897,   d. 22 Jan 1936, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F1062  Group Sheet

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