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Roger Wesley Cochran

Roger Wesley Cochran

Male 1938 - 1985

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  • Name  Roger Wesley Cochran  [1, 2, 3
    Born  15 Jan 1938  [4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Newspaper Article  11 Sep 1945 
    • He was listed as in 2nd grade in the Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, school system in the Mt. Pleasant News on September 11, 1945.
    Newspaper Article  12 Jun 1946  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The Mt. Pleasant News 
    • Local Happenings

      Roger Cochran returned Sunday to his home in Mt. Pleasant with his aunt, Miss Myrtle Robertson of Ft. Madison, after visiting two weeks with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray H. Robertson of Wellman.
    Birthday Announcement  19 Jan 1950  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Mt. Pleasant News 
    • Roger Cochran Has Birthday Party

      Boys of division one of the sixth grade at Junior High school were guests of Roger Cochran, Tuesday evening, at a six o'clock hot dog, birthday cake, and dessert supper. They answered some sports quizzes and enjoyed music and games. Roger, who was 12 Sunday, opened his interesting gifts. All excepting Fred McNeil who was on the program for St. Michael's Couples Club, attended the movie as Roger's guests.

      The boys present were Larry McBeth, Larry Anderson, Keith Keller, Bobby Barth, Jerry Downey, Charles Duttweiler, Bill Flickinger, Fred McNeil, Dean Hekel, and Roger, Lynn Jay and Malcolm Cochran.
    Newspaper Article  19 Nov 1951  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    The Mt. Pleasant News 
    • Local Happenings

      Vaun W. Cochran of Peoria, Illinois, came Saturday night to accompany his son, Roger, to the chili supper given by Coach Don Taft for the undefeated Junior High football team. Later they attended the play, "I remember Mama," in which Avon Rae Cochran was the narrator.
    Interests  1948/1955 
    • He was actively involved in Cub Scouts and played baseball on a team organized through scouting, later in the Mount Pleasant Boys League. He was on the junior high and high school football teams. He participated in junior high dramatics, was in the chorus, was on the track team (pole vault) and played baseball and basketball in high school.
    Birthday Announcement  5 Jan 1955  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    The Mt. Pleasant News 
    • Local Topics

      Miss Myrtle Robertson was hostess at a small birthday super Tuesday honoring her nephews. Candles were lighted on the birthday cake for Lynn Cochran whose fifteenth birthday occurred January 2nd and Roger Cochran, who will be seventeen January 15. Lynn was the first baby born in Washington county in 1940.
    Newspaper Article  19 Apr 1955  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    The Mt. Pleasant News 
    • [image with headline and caption, front page] Two Selected For Boys' State Congratulated by Post Commander

      Roger Cochran (left), son of Mrs. Pearl Cochran, and Earl Nau, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Nau, receive the congratulations of Raymond Kinney, commander of the local American Legion post. The high school youths were selected as representatives from the local post to Hawkeye Boys State to be held at Camp Dodge in the first part of June.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Roger Cochran; born: 15 January 1938; died: July 1985; last residence: (not specified); last benefit: 52248 (Keota, Keokuk, Iowa); Social Security #: 485-38-6720; state where issued: Iowa
    Died  Jul 1985  [4
    Person ID  I26563  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Vaun Wesley Cochran,   b. 22 Jul 1909, Madison County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1978 
    Mother  Pearl Ida Robertson,   b. 26 Feb 1906, Sharon Center, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1975, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 May 1930  Naperville, DuPage County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7, 10
    Divorce Filing  2 May 1945  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    The Mt. Pleasant News 
    • Two Divorce Petitions Filed

      [...] Pearl I. Cochran asks that she be granted a divorce from Vaun W. Cochran and that she be given custody of the six children ranging in age from 14 years down to 3 years. She charges cruel and inhuman treatment and further sets out in the petitioin that he was abusive. They were married at Naperville, Illinois, on May 1, 1930, and lived together until February 13, 1945.

      She asks for an injunction prohibiting the defendant from molesting her or the family and excluding him from the home. She also requests a writ of attachment on certain property and alimony.

      They have property here on East Madison and some farm land in Madison county is involved.
    Newspaper Article  28 Jul 1945  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    The Mt. Pleasant News 
    • Temporary Alimony Granted in Suit

      Temporary alimony was granted Pearl I. Cochran in her divorce action against Vaun W. Cochran after a hearing before Judge Paul H. McCold. She was given $25 a week until further disposition of the case is made. Mr. Cochran was granted permission to get his carpentry tools from the place.
    Divorced  19 Feb 1946 
    Newspaper Article  20 Feb 1946  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Mt. Pleasant News 
    • Divorce Granted In Court Tuesday

      Pearl I. Cochran was granted a divorce from Vaun W. Cochran by Judge E. O. Newell in court here Tuesday.

      She was granted custody of the six children: Ellen Craig, Phyllis Elaine, Avon Rae, Roger Wesley, Lynn Joy (sic), and Malcolm Lowell. She is granted $25 a week support money, and is given the Mt. Pleasant property and her interest in Madison county real estate is to be sold and placed in the care of Harold J. Davis, trustee, who is to make certain payments of outstanding bills and to hold the funds for use of the children under certain limitations.
    Family ID  F15078  Group Sheet

    Family  Rosalie J. Martin 
    Children 
     1. (Son - 36111) Cochran
     2. (Son - 36112) Cochran
     3. (Daughter - 36113) Cochran
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F9697  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Roger W. Cochran Selected for Boys State
    Roger W. Cochran Selected for Boys State
    The boy on the right in this photograph was Roger Wesley Cochran (1938-1985). He was a native of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, who was the son of Vaun Wesley and Pearl Ida (Robertson) Cochran. He married Rosalie J. Martin, who was a daughter of George William and Florence Inez (Pickle) Martin. Roger and Rosalie had (at least) three children.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1227] Martin, George William - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, November 6, 2005; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S588] Veromi Report (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S5090] Cochran, Pearl Ida (Robertson) and Vaun Wesley - Divorce Granted, (originally published in The Mt. Pleasant News, front page, Volume 68, Number 43, Wednesday, February 20, 1946; Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S10931] Cochran, Roger Wesley - 12th Birthday Party, (originally published in The Mt. Pleasant News, page 2, Thursday, January 19, 1950; Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S10932] Cochran, Roger Wesley - Return from Grandparents, (originally published in The Mt. Pleasant News, page 3, Wednesday, June 12, 1946; Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S5091] Cochran, Roger Wesley and Vaun Wesley - Father Visits Son, (originally published in The Mt. Pleasant News, page 3, Monday, November 19, 1951; Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S10933] Cochran, Roger Wesley and Lynn Jay - 15th and 17th Birthdays, (originally published in The Mt. Pleasant News, page 8, Wednesday, January 5, 1955; Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S10934] Cochran, Roger Wesley - Selected for Boys State, (originally published in The Mt. Pleasant News, front page, Volume 77, Number 92, Tuesday, April 19, 1955; Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S5088] Cochran, Pearl Ida (Robertson) and Vaun Wesley - Petition for Divorce, (originally published in The Mt. Pleasant News, front page, Volume 47, Number 104, Wednesday, May 2, 1945; Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S5089] Cochran, Pearl Ida (Robertson) and Vaun Wesley - Temporary Alimony, (originally published in The Mt. Pleasant News, front page, Volume 47, Number 176 Saturday, July 28, 1945; Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).