Gilbert Lawrence Cochran

MaleJune 1866–2 December 1935

Brief Life History of Gilbert Lawrence

When Gilbert Lawrence Cochran was born in June 1866, in Kansas, United States, his father, Johnathan A Cochran, was 28 and his mother, Susannah Province, was 22. He married Margaret Frances Smith on 30 March 1907, in Pineville, McDonald, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Richwood Township, McDonald, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Dimmick, Josephine, Oregon, United States in 1920. He died on 2 December 1935, in San Luis Obispo, California, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Arroyo Grande Cemetery, Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, California, United States.

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Gilbert Lawrence Cochran
Margaret Frances Smith
Marriage: 30 March 1907
Clifford Lawrence Cochran
Noble Jonathon Cochran
Ola Marie Cochran
Manford Ernest Cochran

Sources (8)

  • Gilbert L Cochran, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Gilbert L Cochran, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Gilbert L Cochran, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 March 1907Pineville, McDonald, Missouri, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

    Age 3

    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

    1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

    Age 11

    The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.


    Age 20

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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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