Almira Frances Cochran

Female20 November 1847–1890

Brief Life History of Almira Frances

When Almira Frances Cochran was born on 20 November 1847, in Salem Township, Highland, Ohio, United States, her father, Jacob B Cochran, was 30 and her mother, Jane Colvin, was 26. She married John Gossett Cheney on 19 June 1868, in Highland, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. She lived in Perry Township, Brown, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1890, at the age of 43, and was buried in Salem Township, Highland, Ohio, United States.

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John Gossett Cheney
Almira Frances Cochran
Marriage: 19 June 1868
Annie Laura Cheney
Emma Alice Chaney
Elma C. Chaney
Elena J. Chaney
Mary Elizabeth Chaney
Margaret C. Chaney
Ben Eyler Chaney
Dosia Ellen Chaney

Sources (10)

  • Elmina F Chaney in household of John Chaney, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Almira F. Cochran, "Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958"
  • H. Cochran in entry for B. E. Chaney, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 June 1868Highland, Ohio, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 13

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


    Age 16

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

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 23

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire): habitational name from the lands of Cochrane in the parish of Paisley, near Glasgow. The placename is of uncertain derivation, perhaps from Welsh coch ‘red’, although this etymology is not supported by the early spelling Coueran.

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

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