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Alexander Hirham Cochran
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Birth: Mar. 29, 1837, Ireland
Death: Apr. 2, 1917
Platteville
Taylor County
Iowa, USA

ALEXANDER H. COCHRAN - Mr. Cochran was born in County Derry, Ireland, March 29, 1837, and died April 2, 1917, in his own home southeast of Lenox. He had not been well for some years and at his advanced age was not able to throw off the complication of diseases that set in toward the close of his life. He was but a bit of a boy when his parents crossed the Atlantic in 1850 and settled like pioneers in the new country near Quincy, Ill. On June 6, 1861, he married Miss Nancy Powell. To them were born nine children, six of whom are still living: Mrs. Nancy Day, of Oregon, Joseph Cochran, near Sharpsburg, Mrs. Tillie Short, Conway, Mrs. John Edwards and Mrs Luther Hurley of Lenox and Harry Cochran of Clearfield.

From 1864 to 1883 Mr. Cochran lived in Hancock County, Ill., and since that time lived in Taylor County, Iowa. Here he was well and favorably known. His neighbors loved him and speak well of him. For many years he was a member of the Presbyterian church to which he was devoted and in which he worshipped until the infirmities of old age set in and confined him to his home.

The funeral service was conducted by Rev. A. L. Davidson from the residence at 10 o'clock last Thursday. The interment was in Blue Grove cemetery where his wife was buried in 1908. The text of the funeral sermon was O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? But thanks be to God who giveth our victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday April 12, 1917
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Nancy Powell Cochran (1843 - 1908)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Elizabeth Cochran Day (1862 - 1933)*
  Joseph Henry Cochran (1863 - 1955)*
  Margaret Cochran Day (1865 - 1887)*
  Anna Cochran Edwards (1874 - 1955)*
  Emma J Cochran Hurley (1876 - 1956)*
  Nellie Cochran (1880 - 1886)*
  Harry Cochran (1883 - 1969)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Grove Cemetery
Taylor County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Cindy Baldogo
Record added: Apr 20, 2009
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Alexander Hirham Cochran
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Alexander Hirham Cochran
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