Died in car accident. His natural mother was Ethel Bea HANCOCK Cochran who died May 9, 1920. His father was Byrd Jackson Cochran. Earl's brother's were Jesse Houston, Sam Stephen, Russell Dee. The step-mother was Bessie Pearl Boydston, and the boys' half siblings were Bessie Juanita and Henry David. B. J. was also married 3 more times. On page 129 of "Between the Forks of the Brazos" book is a photo of Earl and his parents and siblings.