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Margaret (Sanders) Cochrane

From Kirby Smith: The Register learns the details of a distressing accident in Moore's Prairie last Saturday, which resulted 
in the death of Mrs. John Cochran while driving along the road to Hungry Hill Church, where she was going to attend religious services.

Mrs. Cochran, accompanied by a young lady, whose name we were unable  to learn, were driving along a piece of very bad roadway about 
half a mile east of the church, when they met a boy on horseback coming down the road and in attempting to pass (maybe meet) him on a 
narrow culvert, were precipitated to the bottom of the creek by one of the wheels being crowded off the end of the bridge.

Mrs. Cochran and her companion were thrown a distance of about 12 feet and the former fell in such a way as to severely affect her spine 
resulting in complete paralysis.  She was taken to her home, about four or five miles distant, and a physician summoned to treat her injuries, 
but all to no purpose, and after lingering until Tuesday, death came to her relief.

The funeral of the unfortunate woman took place yesterday.  The interment was in the family burying ground in Moore's Prairie.  Mr. T. W. Piper 
of this city, was a son-in-law of the deceased.
(This should be John W. Piper.)

This is the obituary of Margaret (Sanders) Cochrane and she is buried in the Cochrane Family Cemetery located in Section 17 of 
Moore's Prairie Township, Jefferson County, IL.)

Source: Mt. Vernon Weekly Register
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 1897
Submitted by; Mary Zinzilieta

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