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 Isabel Mason <I>Evans</I> Cochran

Isabel Mason Evans Cochran

District Of Columbia, USA
Death 9 Jul 1937 (aged 60)
Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
Burial Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 107444527 · View Source
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Obituary: The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Virginia July 10, 1937.

Mrs. Joel Cochran Pneumonia Victim

Was Genealogist of Note; Founder of Jack Jouett Chapter, DAR

Mrs. Isabel Chamberlain Cochran, a genealogist of note, died of pneumonia at 7 o'clock last evening at her home, "Cedarly" near Fry's Spring after an extended illness. Her husband, Joel Minter Cochran, former merchant, horseman, and clubman, died of pneumonia three weeks ago at the University Hospital.

Mrs. Cochran was born in Washington, D.C., April 9, 1877, only child of Lieutenant John Jaquelin Evans and his wife, Isabel Livingston Blankman. Her father, an officer of the United States Navy, was lost in the wreck of the U.S. S. Huron, off Cape Hatteras. On September 10, 1888, her mother married Harry C. Chamberlain, of Camden, N.J. Mrs. Cochran was legally adopted by her stepfather and reared under the family name of Chamberlain.

Mrs. Cochran was educated in Pennsylvania at the Friends Select School of Media, and also graduated from the National College of Elocution and Oratory of Philadelphia.

She organized and was president (regent) of the Jack Jouett Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, resigning after serving as regent for four years; was president and founder of the General John Smith Chapter, United States Daughters of 1812; was a former president of the American Legion Auxiliary, No. 74, all of Charlottesville.

She was also a member of the Albemarle Chapter, No. 1, United Daughters of the Confederacy; the Pepperel Ancestral Association; the League of American Pen Women; and the Blue Ridge Committee of Colonial Dames. She was a Life Monticellian in the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation and a special United States commissioner on that committee, the former honor having been conferred upon her for research published by her in a brochure entitled, "Thomas Jefferson," and another, "The Famous Ride of Captain John (Jack) Jouett, Jr." She also wrote sketches of "Jane M'Crea, of Revolutionary Days," and of "Robert E. Mills, of South Carolina, Celebrated U.S. Government Architect."

Mrs. Cochran is survived by six children: Mrs. Isabel McCue, wife of E.(Edward) O. McCue, Jr., of this city, member of the House of Delegates; Mrs. P. M. Morton and Miss Jane Cochran, of Lexington, Va; Miss Julia Cochran, of this city; and Miss Alice Bell Cochran and Joel M. Cochran, Jr. of Collingswood, N.J.

Funeral services will be held from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. E. O. McCue, Jr., at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, the service to be conducted by the Rev. Robert F. Gibson, D.D., rector of Christ Episcopal Church. Interment will be in the family plot in Riverview cemetery.

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