Edward Patton (1935 - 1981)

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Lorman, Jefferson County, Mississippi

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1935 - In the year that Edward Patton was born, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

1945 - At the age of merely 10 years old, Edward was alive when on May 8th, World War II in Europe ended when Germany surrendered. Hitler had committed suicide a week before.

1947 - He was only 12 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

1959 - He was 24 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

1981 - In the year of Edward Patton's passing, on August 1st, MTV debuted. It was the first music video TV channel. The first music video played was the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the second was Pat Benatar's "You Better Run".

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Edward Patton died in September 1981 at 46 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Edward. He was born on January 28, 1935. We have no information about Edward's family or relationships. We know that Edward Patton had been residing in Lorman, Jefferson County, Mississippi.

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