August 7, 1919
OBITUARY ~ CORA ELLEN MacELROY COCHRAN
Fifty-nine and one-half years ago, on February 6th, 1860, near Crawfordsville,
Washington Co., Iowa, Cora Ellen MacElroy was born; and she fell asleep in the
early morning hours of August 5th, 1919.
On November 16th, 1886, she became the bride of Alonzo W. Cochran, and walked
by his side as a true help meet for almost forty-three years. Up until 1892
her whole life had been lived in the county of her birth, but removing to the
vicinity of Clearfield on the date mentioned, she has since made this
community her home.
Beside her husband, she is survived by three sons, William of Des Moines, Earl
A. and Homer W. of Clearfield, and two daughters, Mrs. P. D. Wood and Miss
Bertha, both of Clearfield; also by seven
grandchildren and one great grandchild also by one brother and three sisters;
viz., George MacElroy of Crawfordsville, Iowa; Mrs. Brown of the same place;
Mrs. Orbin of Wyman, Iowa; and Mrs. Richey of California. All these, with a
host of friends and neighbors, mourn today her separation from us; one worthy
of the love showered upon her, whose affable disposition and kindly
helpfulness was continually winning her new friends, and putting the old ones
under new obligations of affection to her.
When a girl of about thirteen years she made a profession of faith in the Lord
Jesus Christ in the Crawfordsville United Presbyterian church and later
transferred her membership to the United Presbyterian church of Clearfield.
Thus a good wife, mother, grandmother, and friend has been taken from us by
the hand of death. Through physical infirmities she has suffered much for the
past five years, but the immediate cause of her death was an attack of
neuralgia of the heart.
The funeral services were held at the Clearfield United Presbyterian church
the afternoon of August 6th, Pastor T. R. Aikin officiating. Interment
followed in Clearfield Cemetery.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011
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