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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