James Sylvester Cochran

27 April 1888–24 May 1967 (Age 79)
Warsaw, Benton, Missouri, United States

The Life of James Sylvester

When James Sylvester Cochran was born on 27 April 1888, in Warsaw, Benton, Missouri, United States, his father, Joseph Bryson Cochran, was 24 and his mother, Nancy Jane Barnes, was 20. He married Ida Florence Law on 24 September 1911. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Easley Township, Macon, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Marceline Township, Linn, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 May 1967, in Marceline, Linn, Missouri, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Marceline, Linn, Missouri, United States.

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James Sylvester Cochran
Ida Florence Law
Marriage: 24 September 1911
Mabel L Cochran
Gladys Mae Cochran
James Herbert Cochran
Joseph Sherman Cochran
Robert Leon Cochran
Clarence LeRoy "Bud" Cochran
Frederick A Cochran
Parcida L Cochran

Spouse and Children

24 September 1911


    Mabel L Cochran


    Gladys Mae Cochran


    James Herbert Cochran


    Joseph Sherman Cochran


    Robert Leon Cochran


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 16

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 21

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from lands in the parish of Paisley, near Glasgow. The place name 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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Sources (3)

  • James Cochran, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James H S Cochran, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Cochran, "United States Census, 1930"

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