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Ellen Cockrum
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Birth: Feb., 1874
Missouri, USA
Death: Nov. 30, 1917
Baxter County
Arkansas, USA

Ellen Cockrum
Wife of Doc Cockrum

Born around 1872
Died November 30, 1917

Ellen Cockrum and her daughter, Mae Cockrum Smith, were murdered as they were returning to their home as a severe winter storm was approaching. They had been to Hayney across the White River from where they lived, and they apparently were taking a short cut up a very steep cliff when they were ambushed. When their bodies were found four days later, it was determined that Ellen Cockrum had been shot in the face with a 12-gauge shotgun. Mrs. Cockrum's body was sitting under a ledge of rock, and apparently had been shot from above. Her daughter's body was around 50 yards away, and she had been shot in the back also with a 12-guage shotgun, and was assumed to have been running from the scene when shot. 
 
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 Children:
  May Cockrum Smith (1901 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Burnt School House Cemetery
Lone Rock
Baxter County
Arkansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Chad Kendell
Originally Created by: Max
Record added: Mar 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35327032
Ellen Cockrum
Added by: Max
 
Ellen Cockrum
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Added by: Max
 
 
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- Mary Lambert
 Added: Nov. 19, 2014
Rest in eternal Peace
- Ann Joscher
 Added: Mar. 25, 2013

- Lynda Witherspoon Finch
 Added: Jun. 16, 2009
 
 
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