Adaline Douglas

Brief Life History of Adaline

When Adaline Douglas was born on 3 April 1835, in Butler, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, James Douglass Jr, was 32 and her mother, Mary Ann Brown, was 31. She married Mathew Russell Cochran on 22 January 1857, in Johnson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Johnson, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Graham, Johnson, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 4 March 1923, in Oasis, Johnson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Sharon Center, Johnson, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mathew Russell Cochran
1828–1896
Adaline Douglas
1835–1923
Marriage: 22 January 1857
Emma Cochran
1857–1858
George Cochran
1874–
Charles Douglass Cochran
Mary C. Cochran
1859–1952
James Alvin Cochran
1861–
Lura A. Cochran
1863–
Agnes Eleanor Cochran
1865–1964
Charles Douglas Cochran
1868–1955
Jessie Cochran
1870–1952
Jessie Cochran
1871–
George Lake Cochran
1872–
Grace Cochran
1874–
Raymond C. Cochran
1881–1951

Sources (33)

  • Adaline Cochran in household of Mathew Cochran, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Adaline Douglas, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Adeline Douglass Cochran, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1837

Historical Boundaries: 1837: Johnson, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Johnson, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Johnson, Iowa, United States

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called from their situation on a river named with Gaelic dubh ‘dark, black’ + glas ‘stream’ (a derivative of glas ‘blue’). There are several localities in Scotland and Ireland so named, but the one from which the surname is derived in most if not all cases is Douglas in Lanarkshire 20 miles south of Glasgow, the original stronghold of the influential Douglas family and their retainers.

History: The family taking their name from Douglas in Lanarkshire were of Flemish origin. They rose to great prominence in the 14th and 15th centuries, controlling the earldoms of Douglas, Morton, and Angus, and later, Queensberry.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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