Union, Union County, Oregon
Alexander Cockerell was born in Clay County, Ill., Dec. 13, 1844, and died at Union Ore., July 30, 1915. Age 73 years, seven months and 17 days.
While a boy he moved with his parents to Newton County, Mo., where he lived until the Civil War broke out, when he joined the Union army, Company E, Sixth Missouri Volunteers where he served until peace was declared.
He was married to Elmira Owens in Newton County, Mo., Oct 7, 1866. In 1866 they moved to Union, Oregon, where he was a member of the G.A.R. and a kind husband and father.
An aged wife, one son and three daughters are left to mourn his loss. The son and one daughter reside here, one in Missouri and one in California. ‘He was brought to Union from his home last week in hopes the change would benefit his health, but he only lived for a few days.
Contributed by: Larry Rader