Clara Ada Cocking

Brief Life History of Clara Ada

When Clara Ada Cocking was born about 1861, in Moortown, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Cocking, was 33 and her mother, Ellen Pickering, was 34. She died on 15 August 1942, in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 82, and was buried in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom.

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William Cocking
Ellen Pickering
Charles Henry Cocking
Walter Cocking
Clara Ada Cocking
Amy Cocking
William Arthur Cocking
Isaac Edgar Cocking
Harold Cocking
Mary Ellen Cocking
Arthur Cocking

Sources (11)

  • Clara A Cocking, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Clara Ida Cocking, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Clara A Cocking, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

World Events (7)

1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning


habitational name from Cocking in Sussex. The placename denoted ‘(the settlement of) Cocking's people’, from the Old English personal name Cocca + the group-name suffix -ingas.

patronymic from either of two Middle English personal names, Cok(k)ing (Old English Coccing) or Cokin (probably Old French in origin), both of which are pet forms of Cocke 2.

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

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