In Memory

Frank Cochrane - Class Of 1890

The citizens of Delphi were inexpressibly shocked on Thursday evening to hear that Dr. Frank B. Cochrane had been shot with a .45 caliber revolver, by his own hand. Dr. Cochrane had been for some months a victim of attacks of melancholia, and the last one was very violent. He had been at home throughout the day, and at 5:30 his wife, who was sitting on the front veranda, was alarmed by the shot, which was found to have entered the right temple, passed through the brain and into the wall opposite. He lived for nearly two hours, but was never conscious after the shooting. Frank Burtch Cochrane was born in Grand Ledge, Eaton county, Michigan, August 14, 1872. He was the son of the late Dr. I. N. and Lydia Burtch Cochrane. His mother died when he was three weeks old. About three years later his father located in this county and married Miss Isabelle Thompson, who loved and reared Frank as she did her own son. He received his early education in the schools in this vicinity. Later he attended school in Jackson and Ypsilanti, Mich., and Danville, Ind. He graduated from the Indianapolis Dental College in 1896. He established himself in a successful practice here. July 9, 1896, he married Mary Edith Cochrane of Jackson, Mich., who, with their son, Robert B., survives him. He was of a kind, genial nature, a warm, loyal friend, an affectionate husband and father, gratifying, as far as he could, every wish of his family. He had a love for and an artistic appreciation of the beautiful in music and the human in literature. He was a man who excelled in his profession. Besides his wife and son he leaves his mother, Mrs. Isabelle Cochrane; one brother, William S., of Tulsa, Okla.; Miss Mary Cochrane and Mrs. Mabel Cochrane Devitt. The sad accident which brought his life to a close on the evening of September 20, has taken from the community a man who will be missed by all. Those who knew him most intimately will ever feel a sense of personal loss in his untimely death. Funeral services were conducted at the home Sunday afternoon at 3:30 by the Rev. Ray Heritage of the Baptist church. Interment was made in the Masonic cemetery.

Delphi Journal September 27, 1917