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Willliam D. Cochran

W.D. Cochrane
Full Name: William D. Cochran, Sr.
Other surnames: Cochrane
Birth date: July 1860
Death date: September 29, 1901

Terms of Service

  • House, 19th Legislature
    1/13/1885 - 1/11/1887

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • District 68, W.D. Cochran, Austin County. House Journal .
  • 27th Legislature, 2nd C.S., 10/1/1901, p. 174. W.D. Cochran, member of the 19th Legislature from Austin County. Resolutions - Memorial .


Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - William D. Chochran [Cochran], Temple, Bell County, age 40, born July 1860 in Texas, widowed, lawyer. FamilySearch . 1900
  • W.D. Cochran, Sr., burial in Prairie Lea Cemetery, Brenham, Washington County. Includes obituary of William D. Cochran, Brenham Daily Banner, 10/1/1901. Find a Grave .
  • W.D. Cochrane. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Biographical sketch, W.D. Cochrane, p. 19. "Son of the Empire State, Austin county, Texas, being the place of his nativity." Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature 1885.
  • Mentioned in "Death of Mrs. Cochrane," Galveston Daily News, 1/12/1885, p. 2, crediting the Abilene Library Consortium. "Mrs. Annie L. Cochrane, wife of Hon. W.D. Cochrane, representative-elect to the legislature from Austin county, died here this morning, at the residence of her mother, Mrs. L.J. Spencer." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Obituary, "The Death Roll: Judge William D. Cochran," Brenham Daily Banner, 10/1/1901, p. 1, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Died at his home in Temple, Texas, Sunday, 9/29/1901, age 44 years. Born and reared in Austin county, represented Austin county in the 19th Legislature, married Miss Annie Spencer in 1874, son James Cochran. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • W.D. Cochran, postoffice Bellville. Rules of Order of the House of Representatives of the Nineteenth Legislature 1885.

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