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Memorable Manitobans: Stanley Norman Cochran (1890-1971)

Optometrist.

Born on 16 October 1890, he was licensed as an optometrist in 1915 and began his practice in Carman and surrounding districts. He served as President of the Manitoba Association of Optometrists in 1928. He and first wife Gertrude Reid (1885-1959) had three children: H. Reid Cochran, Jack G. Cochran and Norma Cochran (Mrs. W. A. Smith). He served as a member of the Carman Hospital Board and an Elder and Choirmaster of Carman United Church. He led the Carman Band for 53 years. He was a member of the IOOF, Canadian Order of Foresters, and Carman Golf Club. He died at Carman on 21 January 1971 and was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 23 January 1971. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B15, page 230]

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 July 2010

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