Margaret Ellen Cotton (1907 - 1952)

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Parkville, Australia

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Parkville, Australia

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Father: Jackson Edward Fran Cotton
Mother: Mary Matilda Jones Cotton

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Ellen

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Minnie Cotton

Minnie Cotton

Perry Nelson Smith

Perry Nelson Smith

Cotton family

Cotton family

Dean Cotton & Margie Waitley

Dean Cotton & Margie Waitley

Cotton family

Cotton family

Waitley family

Waitley family

Margie Louise Jones

Margie Louise Jones

Mary Diadema Cotton

Mary Diadema Cotton

Samuel J. McBride & Mary Diadema Cotton

Samuel J. McBride & Mary Diadema Cotton

Pete and Ethel Mills (Shelton) Cotton, Alabama

Pete and Ethel Mills (Shelton) Cotton, Alabama

Older, Commodore Chester Perry Cotton

Older, Commodore Chester Perry Cotton

Charles Cotton Gravesite

Charles Cotton Gravesite

Commodore Chester Perry Cotton, Arkansas

Commodore Chester Perry Cotton, Arkansas

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The Cotton Children - Florence, Fred, Frank & Ralph Minnie Cotton Perry Nelson Smith Cotton family

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1907 - In the year that Margaret Ellen Cotton was born, the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

1908 - At the age of only 1 year old, Margaret was alive when Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile, often called the Tin Lizzy or flivver. Produced from 1908 through 1927, it first sold for $850 - which made it affordable for every middle class family. Previously, cars were the province of the upper class and the introduction of the Model T and its availability changed U.S. culture. Within days of its release, over 15,000 cars had been ordered.

1917 - When she was merely 10 years old, Russian government offices were seized and the Romanov's Winter Palace was stormed in the Russian February and October Revolutions. The February revolution resulted in the abdication of Tsar Nicholas and a coalition of the Parliament and workers parties taking control of the government. The October revolution resulted in Lenin and the Bolsheviks taking complete control.

1934 - At the age of 27 years old, Margaret was alive when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

1952 - In the year of Margaret Ellen Cotton's passing, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

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Margaret Ellen Cotton died in 1952 in Parkville, Australia at age 45. There is no listed cause of death for Margaret. She was born in 1907. She was born to Jackson Edward Fran Cotton and Mary Matilda Jones Cotton, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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