William Cottingham Sr

4 March 1927–13 June 2003 (Age 76)
Alabama, United States

The Life of William

When William Cottingham Sr was born on 4 March 1927, in Alabama, United States, his father, Loral Jackson Cottingham, was 27 and his mother, Hattie Stewart, was 22. He lived in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 5 Centerville, Bibb, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 13 June 2003, in Pensacola, Escambia, Florida, United States, at the age of 76.

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Loral Jackson Cottingham
Hattie Stewart
Loral Jackson Cottingham Jr
William Cottingham Sr

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World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 14

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 20

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places named Cottingham (‘homestead (Old English hām) of the people of (Old English -inga-) of a man named Cott or Cotta’), one in East Yorkshire and one in Northamptonshire.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Cottingham in household of Loral Cottingham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Billy Cottingham in household of L J Cottingham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Harrison Cottingham, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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