Hilliard Cosson (1903 - 1982)

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Hilliard Cosson
1903 - 1982
updated February 06, 2019
Hilliard Cosson was born on May 12, 1903. Hilliard died in June 1982 at 79 years of age. We know that Hilliard Cosson had been residing in Defuniak Springs, Walton County, Florida 32433.

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Hilliard Cosson died in June 1982 at 79 years old. Hilliard was born on May 12, 1903. There is no information about Hilliard's family. We know that Hilliard Cosson had been residing in Defuniak Springs, Walton County, Florida 32433.
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In 1903, in the year that Hilliard Cosson was born, the first World Series of American baseball was played between October 1st and 13th. The Boston Americans of the American League played the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. Boston came back from a three game to one deficit, winning the final four games to capture the title - such a large comeback wouldn't be repeated by a team until 1925. (A total of eight games were played.)

In 1920, Hilliard was 17 years old when the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1938, Hilliard was 35 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1943, this person was 40 years old when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1982, in the year of Hilliard Cosson's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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Essie L Cosson
Mar 23, 1918 - Aug 16, 1997
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Aug 5, 1895 - September 1982
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Walker Cosson
May 8, 1901 - May 1969
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Jay D Cosson
Aug 13, 1922 - Jul 29, 1998
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Minnie Cosson
Feb 5, 1927 - July 1970
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May 15, 1929 - Jan 28, 1999
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Beatrice B Cosson
Feb 17, 1929 - Jun 24, 1994
Pensacola, FL
James R Cosson
Jun 10, 1957 - May 19, 2003
Defuniak Springs, FL
Annie Cosson
Dec 18, 1895 - September 1982
Oviedo, Florida
Kizzie I Cosson
Jun 17, 1902 - May 4, 1989
Defuniak Springs, FL
Mary Cosson
Sep 21, 1933 - January 1981
Florida
Ruth Cosson
Aug 17, 1897 - August 1979
Defuniak Springs, Florida
Susan Grant Cosson
Nov 30, 1965 - Nov 3, 2008
Defuniak Springs, Florida
Harvis Cosson
Feb 23, 1912 - February 1977
Barbara L Cosson
Jan 16, 1927 - Dec 29, 2003
Defuniak Springs, FL
James E Cosson
Jun 17, 1928 - Mar 30, 2006
Pensacola, FL
S A Cosson
Aug 28, 1963 - July 1998
Kathleen K Cosson
Jun 19, 1950 - May 25, 2001
Defuniak Springs, FL
Lewis Cosson
Jul 8, 1900 - October 1968
Pensacola, Florida

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