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An obituary shows this man was born at Flixton, Yorkshire, England. He married Jane Atkinson in England. William came to America in 1852. The obituary is owned by Lucille Melton Bilger, a granddaughter of William and Jane Atkinson Cockerill. William Cockerill died at the home of his son, George, in Rooshouse, Greene County, Illnois.

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