Lyda <I>Harris</I> Cockerham

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Lyda Harris Cockerham

  • Birth 26 Nov 1898 Wolfe County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 8 Mar 1999 Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Burial Dairyland, Douglas County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Memorial ID 49003950

Lyda (Harris) Cockerham, 100, a longtime Burnett County resident, died Monday, March 8, 1999, at St. Francis Home in the Park, Superior. She was born Nov. 26, 1898, the third of 14 children born to Henry and Lou Ellen Faulkner Harris in Wolf County, Kentucky.

She married Marion Cockerham in 1926 and moved to Dairyland. They settled in Burnett County in 1932, where they farmed and raised their family. Mrs. Cockerham made her home there until 1995, when she moved to Superior. She was a member of the Cozyland Homemakers and the Missionary Society of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. She will be remembered for her love of gardening and storytelling.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 11 brothers and sisters; her husband, Marion; three sons, Auburn, Henry and Laverne; an infant daughter and a grandson, Scott Cockerham.

She is survived by two daughters, Emma (Peter) Fornengo, Cloverton, Minn., and Lou (Kermit) Pahnke, Green Bay; a son, Riley, Superior; two daughters-in-law, Joan Cockerham, Danbury, and Delores Cockerham, Belgrade, Mont.; a sister, Genoa Edwards, and a brother, Trulan Harris, both of Campton, Ky.; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Saturday in the Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Webster, where visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service. Interment will be in the Dairyland Township Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Pete, David and Peter Fornengo, Gary Cockerham, Tom Pahnke and James Cockerham.


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  • Created by: Laura (Matten-Johnson) Segrin
  • Added: 2 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49003950
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lyda Harris Cockerham (26 Nov 1898–8 Mar 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49003950, citing Dairyland Cemetery, Dairyland, Douglas County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Laura (Matten-Johnson) Segrin (contributor 47056999) .