The Alpena News, Saturday, March 20, 1954


Mrs. Henry Cochrane Marks 75th birthday


A luncheon in her honor, followed by visits from former Alpena friends Mrs. Will Petherick and Mrs George Hines of Detroit, and a nephew and niece, Mr. And Mrs. Ferris Shenk of Royal Oak, marked the 75th birthday of Mrs. Henry Cochrane, former Alpena resident. Mrs. Cochrane celebrated the occasion at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Mains, 13910 Alber, Dearborn.


Prior to the big day, Mrs. Mains had alerted sons of Mrs. Cochrane, Robert and Donald of Alpena, and Oran of St. Louis, Mich. That a card and letter shower was scheduled with the aim of 75 letters. Mrs. George Shenk, Baldwin-St, and Charles Herron, Fifth-av, sister and brother of Mrs. Cochrane were in on the surprise, too.


Eight five relatives responded with birthday wishes and 30 Alpena friends were also heard from. Also responding was the Wilson Ladies Aid of which Mrs. Cochrane is a former president.


In Dearborn Mrs. Cochrane attends the Mt. Olivet Methodist Church and is a member of the Women’s Society, a quilting club, and a city recreation sponsored golden-age group called the Pleasant Hours club. Her hobbies include Knitting, crocheting, and quilting. In the past year she knitted 20 pairs of mittens and made 20 pairs of crocheted potholders. She is busy now making booties for great grandchildren. She contributed mittens to overseas relief in Korea and crocheted articles to her church fair in addition to supplying many gifts to relatives.


Mrs. Cochrane is an interested reader of The Alpena News and keeps up on activities of all her friends. Summertime finds her heading north to renew old friendships and visit Cochrane and Herron (she is the former Estella Herron) families in the city and county of Alpena which she still considers home.


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The Alpena News, Friday, February 12, 1960


Mrs. Henry Cochrane


Mrs. Henry Cochrane, 80, former resident of Wilson-twp, died this morning at Mt. Carmel hospital in Dearborn. She had suffered a stroke Wednesday.


Estella Herron was born Mar. 11, 1879 in Wilso-twp and was married Feb. 9, 1898 in Alpena to Mr. Cochrane, who died Jan. 2, 1941. Mrs. Cochrane was a member of the Methodist Church.


Surviving are three sons, Oran of St. Louis, Mich. And Robert and Donald of Alpena; one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Mains (Lorraine) of Dearborn, with whom she was spending the winter; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.


Mrs. Cochrane’s body will be at the Wactherhauser funeral home at 2 P.M. Saturday, where funeral services will be Sunday at 3. The Rev. Allen B. Rice II of the First Methodist Church will officiate. Committal service at the municipal cemetery chapel will be followed by eventual interment in King Settlement Cemetery.


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The Alpena News, Saturday, February 13, 1960


Mrs. Henry Cochrane


Funeral service will be Sunday at 3 at the Wachterhauser funeral home for Mrs. Henry Cochrane, former resident of Wilson. The Rev. Allen B. Rice II of the First Methodist Church will officiate with committal service at the municipal cemetery chapel. Mrs. Cochrane died Friday morning in Dearborn. Her body will be at the funeral home at 2 this afternoon.


Among her survivors are a sister, Mrs. George Shenk of Alpena and a brother, Charles Herron, also of Alpena. Other details appeared Friday.


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Buried: Feruary, 1960, King Settlement Cemetery, Wilson Twp., Alpena Co., MI


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Marriage Notes for Estella Herron and Henry Cochrane

State of Michigan Record of Marriages

Henry Cochran, 30 of Wilson-tp, MI, born in Canada, father Henry Cochrane, mother Maggie Harriman

Estelle J. Herron, 19, of Wilson-tp, born in MI, father George Herron, mother Catherine Link

Married, Feb. 9, 1898, Wilson-tp, Alpena County by O.W. Wilson, minister of the Gospel

Witnesses, Ida Herron and Wm. A. Brackunid [Breckinreed] of Wilson-tp, MI

First marriage for each




[Quoted from The Herron Family of Alpena County, Ruth Ann Cochrane and Clyde A. Morrison, June 26, 1998, in the Alpena Public Library, R Gen. 929.1 Herr]





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