Rains Co TX Obits

Submitted by Elaine Nall Baye

Rains County Leader

March 30, 1923

Mr. W.T. Cochran, a well-known farmer in the Waskum community, died about 8:30 o'clock Wednesday night, after a three weeks illness and his remains were buried in the Prospect cemetery about 4 o'clock Thursday evening. Mr. Cochran was nearly 72 years of age and had been a resident of Rains County for the past thirty years. He was a Mason and an Odd Fellow and the funeral services were conducted by the Masonic fraternity of Emory. Mr. Cochran was one of originators of the Farmers Educational and Co Operative Union of America, being one of the original men who started this organization which was so popular in Texas a few years ago. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Charlie Cochran of Texarkana and Donald Cochran of the Waskum community, one daughter Mrs. A.S. Cochran of Point and one stepson B.B. Pitille of Point, all of whom were with him in his last illness. The Leader joins with friends in extending condolence to the bereaved family.

April 6, 1923

The death angel visited the home of Mr. W.T. Cochran Wednesday night about 8:30 o'clock and claimed for its victim Mr. W.T. Cochran. Mr. Cochran had long been a resident of Rains County and will be missed by relatives and friends. His remains were laid to rest in the Prospect cemetery Thursday afternoon. We deeply sympathize with the dear wife and children in the irreparable loss.