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Edgar E. Cockrum

Edgar E. COCKRUM, 86, Brighton, Colo., a native of Franklin County and 
a former resident of Sesser and Christopher, died Friday morning in Colorado.  
Mr. Cockrum was born in 1879, in a log cabin on Little Engine Creek two miles 
west of the present site of Sesser. He started teaching school at the age of 17, 
and through his life pursued a teaching career interspersed wih farming, carpentering 
and mining.

He married Katie WINTHROP of Tamaroa. They were the parents of three children, 
Ruby, Beatrice and Emmett. The family lived in and near Sesser and at Christopher and 
were long time members of the Horse Prairie Baptist Church at Sesser and the First Baptist 
Church of Christopher.

Mr. COCKRUM has been retired for the past 20 years making his home in Colorado.  
His wife preceded him in death 11 years ago. In their later years, the couple made 
their home with their daughter, Beatrice STIRLING in Brighton. He was a charter member 
of the Sesser Masonic Lodge and received his 50 year pin some years ago from the Lodge 
in Fort Lupton, Colo.  Masonic rites were administered at the funeral services which were 
held in the First Baptist Church in Fort Lupton. Interment was beside Mrs. COCKRUM at 
Hillside Cemetery, Fort Lupton, Colo.

Surviving are the children, Ruby DeBLANC of Denver, Colo., Beatrice STIRLING of 
Brighton, Colo., and Lt. Col. Emmett E. COCKRUM of Denver, Colo.; 6 grandchidren; and a 
brother, J. Earl COCKRUM of Orange Calif.

Source: The Ina Weekly News
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 1965
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta

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