Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, July 26, 2004
          Anita J. Cochran,  80, of New Palestine, died Monday, July 26, 2004, at Hancock Memorial Hospital, in Greenfield.  Born Nov. 24, 1923, in Hancock County, she was the daughter of  Alpha and Flora (Swain) Smith.  She married  Wayne V. Cochran  on Oct. 26, 1947, and he preceded her in death on May 30, 2000.
          Survivors include one son,  Bill R. (MariAnne) Cochran  of Cincinnati, Ohio; one daughter,  Debra J. (Kent) Evans  of Indianapolis; daughter-in-law,  Jane Cochran  of Greensburg; one sister,  Janet Lease  of Elnora and seven grandchildren.
          She also was preceded in death by one son,  Steve W. Cochran; one brother,  Udell Smith;  and two sisters,  Kathryn Groves  and  Lorraine Kleiman.
          Mrs. Cochran retired in 1984 from U.S. Post Office, in New Palestine.  She graduated in 1941 from New Palestine Hight as valedictorian.  Mrs. Cochran was a member of New Palestine United Methodist Church, in New Palestine.
          Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Erlewein Mortuary, 1484 W. U.S. Highway 40, in Greenfield.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Larry Kleiman officiating.  Burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery, in New Palestine.  Memorial contributions may be made to Stephen Wayne Cochran Memorial Fund, in care of Batesville High School, 1 Bulldog Blvd., Batesville, IN 47006.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
March 22, 2000
Paul R. Cochran, 78, Dade City, Fla., father of a Shelbyville man, died Thursday at East Pasco Medical Center, Zephyrhills, Fla.
Born July 5, 1921, in Lewis Creek, s/o Herman and Nellie (Norvel) Cochran.
Married Marge (Scott) Cochran and she survives.
U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Iinsurance agent and a member of the Methodist religion.
Moved from Shelbyville to Florida seven years ago.
Other survivors: three sons, Pat Cochran, Shelbyville, Larry Cochran, Indianapolis, and Richard Cochran, Gainsville, Ga.; one sister,  Virginia Collins, Indianapolis; and nine grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home Inc., Zephyrhills, Fla.
Burial: Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Greensburg  Daily  News
Monday, May 4, 1998
Madora E. Cochran, 95, Greensburg, died at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 3, 1998.
Born March 16, 1903 in Shelby county, d/o  Clyde D. and  Mary Badgley Stainbrook.
Married  Odus Lloyd "Shorty" Cochran on October 20, 1928, in Shelbyville, and he preceded her in death in 1991.  Cochran was a homemaker.  She was a 47-year Burney Methodist Church Member and was a member of the First Church of God.  She was a member of the Eastern Star (All Points of Star).
Survived by one son, Robert R. Cochran of Greensburg; three grandchildren, Holly Thackery,  Eric Cochran and  Jennifer Teters; and three great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by husband; two infant sons, two brothers, Clyde Allen and Lloyd Stainbrook; one sister, Grace Hawkins Adams, and one infant granddaughter.
Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home in Greensburg, with the Rev. Robert Browning officiating.  Burial will be at Patterson Cemetery in Shelby county.
Memorial contributions: building fund of the First Church of God in Greensburg.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Sherry Badgley Ryan
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Greensburg  Daily  News
Wednesday, June 12, 1991
         Odus Lloyd "Shorty" Cochran, 824 N. Carver Street, Greensburg, died at 6 a.m. today, June 12, 1991 in the Decatur County Memorial Hospital, Greensburg.
         He was born August 27, 1905 in Shelby County, Indiana, the son of Odus and Minnie Cochran.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 94 of Milford, the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis and the Eastern Star.
         On October 20, 1928, he married  Madora E. Craig in Shelbyville, Indiana, and she survives; with one son, Robert Cochran, Greensburg; one sister, Aurelia Evans, Indianapolis; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two sons; Jack Dean and Jay C. Cochran; one grand daughter, two sisters and five brothers.
         The services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Browning officiating.  Burial will be in the Patterson Cemetery in Shelby County, Indiana.  Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.  There will be a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Sherry Badgley Ryan

The  Shelbyville  Weekly  Republican
Thursday, January 19, 1950
Saturday, January 14
          Odus L. Cochran, 74 year old resident of the Lewis Creek community and a retired Shelby County farmer, died at the Major Hospital at 7:30 a.m. today after being in ill health for the past year.  Death was attributed to complications.
          Mr. Cochran was born March 10, 1875, the son of  Frank E. and Mary Frances (Conover) Cochran.  He was married to Minnie Patterson, of Shelby county, on September 24, 1893.  She preceded him in death on September 22, 1922.  Nine children were born to this union and seven survive.  A daughter died in infancy and a son, Roy, died September 20, 1946.
          The surviving children are Herman and Floyd Cochran, of Shelbyville; Ralph of Marion township; Allen, Indianapolis; Lloyd Cochran, Greensburg;  Mrs. Warren Comstock, Washington township and  Mrs. James Evans, Indianapolis.  Also surviving are eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and one brother, Grodus Cochran, Indianapolis.
          Mr. Cochran was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Norristown, the Odd Fellows Lodge at Lewis Creek and Red Men's Lodge in Shelbyville.  Funeral services will be held at the Murphy Mortuary at 2:00 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Jesse McKenny officiating.  Burial will be in the Patterson cemetery with Masonic rites at the graveside. Friends may call at the mortuary after 4:00 p.m. Sunday.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Sherry Badgley Ryan

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, November 8, 1923
Miss Blanche Cochran, of Flat Rock,
Committed Suicide Wednesday Eve.
Had Been Engaged in Chautauqua Work
at Newport, Tennessee Some Time.
          News dispatches received from Newport, Tennessee, today, gave another angle to the death of  Miss Blanche Cochran, who committed suicide yesterday by drinking acid.  Advices from there stated that the young woman was engaged to marry an aviator,  Mr. Redfern,  of Columbus, Ohio, and that he had a marriage license obtained the first part of the week, with the understanding their marriage was to have taken place Tuesday.  The dispatch stated that Redfern was in Miss Cochran's room when she drank the acid, and that he attempted to knock the bottle from her hands, but was unable to do so.  Redfern had the marriage license in his pocket when Miss Cochran drink the acid, it was stated.
          Miss Blanche Cochran, age twenty-four, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Cochran,  who live one-half mile north of Flat Rock, in Washington township, committed suicide Wednesday evening by drinking a quantity of carbolic acid.
          The acid was taken by the young woman in her room at the Min's hotel, at Newport, Tennessee, where she had been employed in Chautauqua work for some time, according to a message which was received by her parents Wednesday night.  The message was received at seven-thirty o'clock Wednesday night and gave no details other than the body had been found in the hotel, and that death had been caused by drinking acid.
          It was stated that the young woman had left no note or letters in her room, which gave any cause for her act.  Relatives stated that they believed her act had been caused by despondency over ill health.  They said that she had been in failing health for some time and had worried in a great extent over her condition.
          She had been at Newport for some time, acting as a coach for plays which were being prepared for Chautauqua and lyceum circuits.  She had enjoyed the work and was having much success, according to reports which had been sent to her friends and relatives.
          The body was sent from Newport this morning at 7:46 and was expected to arrive in Shelbyville tonight about midnight.  It will be taken to the home of the parents, near Flat Rock, where funeral services will be conducted at a time to be announced later.
          Miss Cochran had spent the greater part of her life at Flat Rock.  She was a graduate of the Shelbyville high school with the class of 1918.  After completing her work in the local high school she entered the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, where she graduated in the spring of 1923.  After her graduation she took up the Chautauqua work in which she was engaged at the time of her death.
          She is survived by her parents, three brothers,  Russell,  Earl,  and  Thomas Cochran,  all at home, and one sister,  Mrs. Marie Weinantz, of near Flat Rock.
[Burial in Flat Rock Cemetery, Flat Rock, Shelby County, Indiana]
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Saturday Afternoon, February 17, 1912
Prominent Farmer of Shelby County
Passes Away --- Funeral Sunday.
          Thomas J. Cochran died at his late home, near Lewis Creek, at 12:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, aged sixty-five years, after a very severe illness of four weeks.  The deceased was widely and favorably known throughout the southern part of Shelby county, and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him.
          He was an active member of Lewis Creek Lodge No. 808, I.O.O.F., being one of the charter members, also Past Grand and at te time of his death held the office of trustee.
          He is survived by his wife, also two sons, W. E.  and  Chalmers Cochran, and two sisters,  Mrs. Sarah Lee  and  Mrs. Zetta Patterson, one brother Mr. Frank C. Cochran and one grandson, Loren Cochran, also one step-son, F. B. Stephans, and six step-grand-children.
          The funeral services will be held at one o'clock p.m., Sunday, Feb. 18, the Rev. J. T. Scull officiating.  The interment will be in the Patterson cemetery.  The I.O.O.F. lodge will have charge of the burial ceremonies.  Hageman, Hawkins & Hendrickson in charge.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
July 27, 1905
Page 8
          Mrs. Mary Cochran  died at her late home in Hendricks township at 9 a.m. Monday, July 24, aged 64 years and 23 days.  Two sons and one daughter survive her.  They are  Edgar Money,  William and  Leuella Cochran.  The funeral will be from the M.P. church at Marietta at 2, Rev. J. O. Ledbeter officiating.  The interment will be in the Miller cemetery in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, December 15, 1904
Page 5, column 3
          James Cochran died at his home in Alexandria, Indiana, Madison county, at 7 p.m. Wednesday December 13th, aged 60 years.  He leaves two daughters;  Mrs. Clayton Stoughton and  Mrs. Herman Childs, also four brothers;  John B.  and  A. J. Cochran, of this county, Frank P. Cochran, of Madison County, Indiana, and  Hugh Cochran, of Peoria, Illinois.  There are three sisters;  Mrs. Rebecca Moore,  Mrs. Jessie Shaw, of this county, and  Mrs. John Redmond, of Charleston, Illinois the remains will be brought to this city at 1:40 p.m. Thursday and taken to the residence of E. L. Platt, No. 136 West Pennsylvania Street.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Second Mt. Pleasant church.  The remains are in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 26, 1896
Page 4 column 3
          Leona, wife of Mr. T. J. Cochran, died at the family residence one half mile west of Lewis Creek station at four p.m., March 23, of pneumonia, aged forty-four years. The deceased leaves a husband and two sons with many other relatives and friends to mourn her loss. The funeral was from the house at two p.m. Wednesday by Rev. S.D. Hawkins. Interment in the Patterson cemetery by Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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