Maxine Frances Cochran

19 November 1919–24 September 2003 (Age 83)
Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, United States

The Life of Maxine Frances

When Maxine Frances Cochran was born on 19 November 1919, in Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, United States, her father, Vernon Cuthbert Cochran, was 32 and her mother, Clara M. Peterson, was 31. She lived in Sherwood, Washington, Oregon, United States for about 5 years and San Bruno, San Mateo, California, United States in 1940. She died on 24 September 2003, at the age of 83.

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 15

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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  • Maxine Cochrane in household of James Tasker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cochran in household of Vernon Cochran, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maxine Cochran in household of Samuel T Westfall, "United States Census, 1930"

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