Mary Elizabeth Wagner

11 September 1854–26 November 1913 (Age 59)
Marion, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Wagner was born on 11 September 1854, in Marion, Iowa, United States, her father, John Wagner, was 27 and her mother, Mary Bennett, was 18. She married Alfred A Cochran on 10 March 1872. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Sprague, Bates, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Osage Township, Vernon, Missouri, United States in 1910. She died on 26 November 1913, in Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Rich Hill, Bates, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred A Cochran
Mary Elizabeth Wagner
Marriage: 10 March 1872
Marion Franklin Cochran
Anna May Cochran
Minnie Ellen Cochran
Eva May Cochran
Willard John Cochran
Cora Pearl Cochran
Clara Belle Cochran
Sammie Dan Cochran
Charles Alfred Cochran
Benson Lee Cochran
John Glenn Cochran
Earl Cochran

Spouse and Children

10 March 1872


    Marion Franklin Cochran


    Minnie Ellen Cochran


    Eva May Cochran


    Willard John Cochran


    Cora Pearl Cochran


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 3

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 16

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

German (also Wägner) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a carter or cartwright, from an agent derivative of Middle High German wagen ‘cart’, ‘wagon’, German Wagen. The German surname is also well established in Scandinavia, the Netherlands, eastern Europe, and elsewhere as well as in German-speaking countries.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary H Cochran in household of Alfred Cochran, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary E Cochran in household of Alfred Cochran, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Cochran in household of Alfred Cochran, "United States Census, 1910"

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