Willie Cotton (1900 - 1985)

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Hazlehurst, Copiah County, Mississippi

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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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1900 - In the year that Willie Cotton was born, the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud published his book (written in 1899) "The Interpretation of Dreams". Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud in May of 1856, is the "father of psychoanalysis". Although he was a medical doctor, he was fascinated with the psyche and hypothesized the existence of the id, the ego, the superego, the libido, the unconscious, the Oedipus complex, and more. These are concepts that are still used by modern psychology.

1913 - By the time he was merely 13 years old, the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

1938 - He was 38 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

1981 - He was 81 years old when on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

1985 - In the year of Willie Cotton's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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Willie Cotton passed away in May 1985 at 84 years old. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on June 8, 1900. We are unaware of information about Willie's family or relationships. We know that Willie Cotton had been residing in Hazlehurst, Copiah County, Mississippi.

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