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Newton J. Cochren Obituary


Hutchinson, KS newspaper from June 1, 1917:
Newton J. Cochren, an old soldier and a member of the Joe Hooker Post of the G.A.R. died this afternoon at on o'clock at home at 18 Avenue F East.  About three weeks ago he was hurt by an automobile on South Main street, having accidentally stepped in front of the automobile. He was taken to a hospital, but was able to be removed to his home the following day and it was not thought at first that the accident would prove at all serious. Complications set in later and his death this afternoon was not unexpected.
Mr. Cochren was 74 years old and the family among the oldest settlers in Reno County, coming here taking up a homestead near Plevna, where they resided until 19 years ago when Mr. And Mrs. Cochren moved to Hutchinson.
No definite date for the funeral has been fixed.  The surviving relatives include his wife and the following children: Mrs. Mary Pew of Plevna, Mrs. Lydia Demuth of Hutchinson George Cochren of Harris, John Cochren of Plevna, and James Cochren and C.E. Cochren of Hutchinson."

Hutchinson, KS newspaper dated June 2, 1917.
"Deaths of a Day" column
Newton J. Cochren  Was Struck By A Motor Car Three Weeks Ago.
Newton J. Cochren, Civil War Veteran and member of the Joe Hooker post of the G. A. R., died at his home 18 Avenue F east, yesterday afternoon at 12:00 o'clock.

Death was due to injuries received in an accident which took place three weeks ago when he was struck by an automobile in front of No. 3 fire station.  He has been confined to his bed ever since, complications arising which caused his death.

Mr. and Mrs. Cochren are among the oldest pioneers of Reno County, having settled in Huntsville township in 1877.  They moved to Hutchinson 21 years ago.

Newton J. Cochren was born, Sept. 18, 1842, in Delaware county., Indiana. He was married August 18, 1861 to Lucinda Drake, near Muncie, Ind. To this union were born eight children, two of whom died in youth.  He leaves besides his wife, four sons, John H. of Plevna, Charles E. of Hutchinson,  George D. of Harris, and James I. of Hutchinson; and two daughters, Mrs. Lydia Demuth of Hutchinson and Mrs. Mary Pew of Plena.  He is also survived by two brothers, Phillip Cochren of Harris, Mo. and Levi Cochren of Indiono.

Mr. Cochren enlisted in the 84 Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Co. B on August 6, 1862 and was mustered out June 10, 1866.
Funeral services will be held at the home Sunday Afternoon at 4 o'clock and at the Congressional Church in Plevna, Monday at 11 o'clock.  Internment will be at the Mt. Pleasant View......[rest is lost]


Submitted by
Marilyn Hudson on June 3, 2004.

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