Charles Earl Cochran Sr.

10 November 1884–March 1974 (Age 89)
Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Charles Earl

When Charles Earl Cochran Sr. was born on 10 November 1884, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, his father, Charles Oscar Cochran, was 28 and his mother, Mary Olive Dilley, was 23. He married Edna Muldoon on 8 February 1913. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Lakewood, Shelby, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died in March 1974, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Earl Cochran Sr.
Edna Muldoon
Marriage: 8 February 1913
Harold Emerson Cochran
Orren Philip Oscar Cochran
Robert Samuel Cochran
Charles Earl Cochran Jr.

Spouse and Children

8 February 1913
Columbus, Indiana


    Harold Emerson Cochran


    Orren Philip Oscar Cochran


    Robert Samuel Cochran



Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 1

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 24

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • Charles E Cochran, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles E Cockran in household of Charles O Cockran, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Chas E Cochran in household of Chas O Cochran, "United States Census, 1900"

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