We take the following from the Lake County Star in regard to this well known man:
Henry Cochran was reared and educated in Eagle Creek township, and during the first part of the Civil war remained at home with his parents while his brother was actively engaged in the conflict in Co. I, 5th Indiana Cavalry. In November 1864 he enlisted in Co. A, 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry and served till the close of the war as a private. He received his honorable discharge in Indianapolis in 1865 and then returned to Lake county to take up farming with his brother, which were continued so successfully over a long period of years that a considerable estate was amassed by them. William, being a bachelor, always resided with his brother, Henry, who shared alike in the labors on the broad acres and the fruits gained from the general farming and stock raising.
In politics Henry Cochran was a staunch Republican, who with his brother took a prominent part in the affairs of Eagle Creek Township and Lake county for a good many years, the brother, William, serving as trustee of that township for eight years.
In December 1873, the deceased married Mary George, a daughter of Thomas George, who was also a pioneer of the township. Four children were born -- one son, Frank, who died two years ago, and three daughters, Adell, Myrtle and Alma.
The funeral services were held at the home on South East street on Monday afternoon, Rev. T.H. Adkins officiating. Interment was made in Maplewood cemetery.
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