Shelby  County  Indiana
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, April 16, 1924
Ceremony Will Be Performed at
Wesleyan Methodist Church Parsonage.
          Warren L. Comstock  and  Miss Alma Naomi Cichran[sic],  James R. Evans  and  Miss Aurelia N. Cochran  will be united in marriage tonight at eight o'clock in a double wedding ceremony at the Wesleyan Methodist parsonage in Lewis Creek by the Rev. Hawkins.  Mr. Comstock is a school teacher of Hendricks township.  He is the son of  Mr. and Mrs. William Comstock.  He is also a graduate of the Mt. Auburn high school.  His bride is the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Otis Cochran, of Lewis Creek school.  They will reside with her father.
          Mr. Evans is the owner of a confectionary at Lewis Creek.  He is well known in that community.  Miss Cochran is quite well known, especially among the younger set.  They will live at Lewis Creek.
          The bridegrooms are cousins, while the brides are sisters.  A large number of the relatives will attend the wedding this evening.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Indianapolis  Star
February 29, 1923
Page 5
         Shelbyville, Ind., Jan. 28---Two Federal prohibition agents,  John King,  president of the Indianapolis city Council, and  Robert L. Nellan,  also of Indianapolis, unearthed twenty gallons of mule whisky in a raid at the home of  Odus Cochran,  prominent farmer of Shelby county.  The liquor was concealed in a blind cellar and was found when a local officer discovered a secret entrance to the cache.  Cochran and his two sons were placed under arrest, charged with unlawful possession of intoxicating liquor.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, November 16, 1905
         Mrs. J. B. Cochran, of Hendricks township, was in attendance at the C. E. convention, Saturday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
July 27, 1905
Page 8
          Miss Belle Miller,  after a six weeks visit in the country with her sister,  Mrs. John B. Cochran  near Smithland, has returned home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Friday, September 29, 1899
          Mr. John B. Cochran, notwithstanding he is as spry as a two-year-old, to-day reached his fiftieth birthday.  Johnny is good for many more anniversaries.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, October 17, 1895
Page 3, column 1
          Martha Cochran recently filed a suit for divorce from her husband, Charles Cochran, on the ground of cruel and inhuman treatment.  Today through his attorneys, Wray & Campbell, Charley filed a cross complaint which is boiling over with juicy charges.  Charley alleges that Martha has a temper similar to a wild cat, and that she frequently accused him with being too intimate with other women, would come to Shelbyville whenever she pleased and, returning home in the evening, would inform him that she had been somewhere else, that frequently she had returned home too late to get his supper and that he was compelled to retire with an empty stomach.  These and numerous other charges Charley prefers against Martha, who says he is not a proper person to raise their fourteen months old daughter, Lena Fay, and asks for the custody of the infant.  Both come from prominent families in Washington township.
Thursday, November 21, 1895
Page 3, column 2
          Martha Cochran has been granted a divorce from Charles Cochran.  They are well known residents of Washington township.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Daily  Republican
June 11, 1888
Page 2
          Frank Cochran  Sylvester Sandefur  engaged in a bloody fight yesterday evening near the  Sullivan  saloon, corner of Broadway and Harrison streets.  Sandefur had a heavy board and Cochran a knife.  They fought all over the sidewalk and attracted a large crowd.  Affidavits have been filed before  Squire Ellis  and the cases will be tried on Thursday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, August 28, 1884
Page 3, column 3
          Mary E. Cochran has filed a complaint for divorce from John Cochran. In her complaint Mary says that she was married to the defendant in this county on the sixth day of March, 1877, under the name of  William Jacobs, which she afterwards discovered was not his real name.  She also alleges that the defendant was convicted in the Johnson county circuit court in May, 1877, of robbing one Samuel Smith.  By reason of these facts, she asks for a divorce, and that she be allowed to resume her maiden name of  Mary E. Hauk.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Wednesday, October 3, 1883
Everything  First-class.
          Frank Cochran  keeps nothing but the best brands of liquors, wines, cigars and fresh beer always on tap.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The;  Daily;  Evening;  Democrat
Monday, October 1, 1883
          On last Saturday evening, about nine o'clock, a pleasant little affair took place at the saloon of  Frank Cochran,  on south Harrison street,  Mr. Chris Letsinger,  who has recently retired from business in this city, presenting Mr. Cochran with a fine ebony cane, with a silver handle.  Mr. L. took the recipient entirely by surprise, and in a neat little speech, mentioning numerous favors he had received his hands, he handed him the valuable cane, expressing a wish that he might live many years to use it.  Mr. C. was completely nonplussed, as he had no idea what was coming, but being equal to the occasion he accepted the present with a few appropriate remarks and at once set out the best in his shop to all those who witnessed the pleasant little episode.  We hope they may both live to occasionally renew their friendships by such little recollections.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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