Cotton Influences

Several people interred in Hollywood contributed to Jackson’s cotton economy in various ways. Frank Anderson who died in 1934 and is buried in Section E, Lot 12, joined his brother, and brother-in-law to form Anderson, Clayton and Company “the largest buyers, sellers, storers of raw cotton in the world.”

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Cotton broker, H. L. White who died in 1913 and is buried in Section A, Lot 6, established a cotton gin in partnership with his brother. James T. McCutchen who died in 1961 and is buried in Section F, Lot 34. They also erected a cotton warehouse and “made connections with east and south and shipped directly to spinners and exporters,” building Jackson’s reputation as a “real cotton market.”

Photo by Cristie Wright

Photo by Cristie Wright

Frank Bevis Caldwell who died in 1969 and is buried in Section Q, Lot 48, founded Southern Oil Mill to process cottonseed oil, thus expanding the number of products Jackson offered to the national market.

Photo by Cristie Wright

Photo by Cristie Wright

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