Margaret Cotton (1877 - 1967)

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Marks, Quitman County, Mississippi

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1877 - In the year that Margaret Cotton was born, on July 14th, strikes and resulting riots began at the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad. A sympathy strike and rioting began in Pittsburgh and a worker's rebellion began in St. Louis, then spread to other cities. 100 people were killed before the strikes ended when President Rutherford B. Hayes sent federal troops to each of the cities involved.

1880 - She was only 3 years old when on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

1915 - At the age of 38 years old, Margaret was alive when in April, the Ottoman Empire rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Turkey. As their actions continued through the next several years, an estimated 600,000 to 1 million Armenians were killed by Turkish soldiers.

1961 - At the age of 84 years old, Margaret was alive when on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

1967 - In the year of Margaret Cotton's passing, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

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Margaret Cotton died on December 15, 1967 at 90 years old. There is no known cause of death for Margaret. She was born on March 10, 1877. We are unaware of information about Margaret's immediate family. We know that Margaret Cotton had been residing in Marks, Quitman County, Mississippi.

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