Re: Cockrehams from Chattanooga area
This is the information that I have on this family. It isn't much, as I have been unable to find anything on John Cockreham's parentage.
John Anderson Cockreham was born abt 1879 in Tennessee.
He married about 1900 to Susie/Susan Greene, she was born about 1881 in Georgia.
The children that I know of, are as follows:
Raymond Cockreham, born about 1905 in Tennessee
James E. Cockreham, born 2 June 1906 in Tennessee, died in Santa Clara Co., California the 5th of April 1987. I have his death record. He was married, but I do not know anything about her. He had a daughter Judy Hovgaard, who signed the death certificate. He is buried at the Irvinton Memorial Cemetery in Fremont, California.
Clyde Anderson Cockreham, born 9 October 1910 in Tennessee. He died in California the 5th of April 1997 and is buried at the Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Francisco, California. His first marriage was sometime in the 1930's to Nervona Swan, (my great aunt) She was born abt 1906 in Tennessee, the daughter of Franklin and Margaret Frost Swan.
I think they divorced and he remarried later to a Ruth Lenore (maiden name unknown), she is buried next to him in the Golden Gate Cemetery.
John Cockreham died in Chattanooga the 26th of October 1945 and his wife Susie died in Chattanooga the 11th of August 1929.
Their obituaries are available from the site for Hamilton County, Tennessee that I found on Cydni's List. I did not send for them, there is a charge, so debating the idea yet.
If you can add anything to this or have any ideas, I would like to hear from you.