Saturday, February 16, 2008

From the Fitchburg Sentinel

March 20, 1929

George Wilcox, 73 Carter Street, was in district court this morning charged with playing baseball on the street and using profane language. The first complaint was filed and he was fined $3 on the other. He was arrested yesterday by patrolman Leo Comiskey.

Sept 4, 1934
Petition filed for sidewalk:
Annie B Cochlin, 38 Oliver Street, for compensation for injuries in a fall on sidewalk opposite 39 Cedar Street, Aug 4.

Sept 5, 1934
Petitions of Annie B Cochlin, compensation for personal injuries, and Karl Walz, damage to auto, were referred to the committee for claims.

Oct. 3, 1934
The council accepted another recommendation of its claims committee to pay $60 to Annie B. Cochlin, 38 Oliver Street, for compensation for personal injuries caused by a fall on a defective sidewalk on Cedar Street.

June 11, 1937

Cleao Booth, inspector, son of Mr. and Mrs. Parker Booth of Leominster, and Miss Pearl Cochlin, polisher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cochlin, wedded at Greenville April 23 by Mr. Gainey.

July 7, 1937

Marriage intentions were filed at the office of Mr. Sanford E. Worthington, city clerk, yesterday by Eugene J. Bergeron, laborer, 26 Jerry Street, and Elsie J. Cochlin, at home, 12 Jerry Street.

July 14, 1937

Miss Elsie Julia Cochlin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cochlin 12 Jerry Street and Eugene Joseph Berube son of Mr. and Mrs. Leander Bergeron 26 Jerry Street, were married by Rev. John J. Foley at St. Bernard's Church yesterday. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Earl McNeil of Leominster, sister and brother in law of the bridegroom.
The bride was attired in a white gown trimmed with lace. She also wore a veil. A reception was held at Redmen's hall on Union Street and later in the day Mr. and Mrs. Bergeron went on a wedding trip to Old Orchard Beach, Me.
The bride was graduated from St. Bernard's high school last month. The bridegroom is employed by the L. E. Bergeron Paper Box Co.

Sept. 11, 1941

Harold E. Kinsley of 7 Leamy Street, Gardner, driver for the Bond Baking Co., reported to the police that Teddy Cochlin, 7, of 12 Jerry Street, at 7:30 p.m. ran against the radiator of his truck as he started to drive over the sidewalk from the bakery warehouse in Myrtle Ave.
Dr. Frederick Djerf treated the child for a bump on the nose.

Jan. 3, 1942

John August Cochlin of 96 Highland Ave and Miss Audrey Marie Schumacher of the same address were married Dec 14 in Clinton. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Adolph L. Steinke.

Sept. 17 1942

Frank W. Wood, 66, died this morning at his home, 173 Milk Street. He was the husband of Elizabeth A. (Cochlin) Wood.
He was born in this city, a son of the late Frank and Henrietta (Ware) Wood, and for many years was employed as a meat cutter by his father at Wood's Market on Cushing Street.
He was a member and past grand of Apollo Lodge I.O.O.F. and a member and past chief patriarch of King David encampment.
Survivors are his wife, a brother, Chester C. Wood of Leominster, a sister, Mrs. Wesley G. Humes of Greenfield, and a stepson, Carroll M. Mousley of Lowell.
Funeral services will be held at Sawyer Funeral Home Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. with burial at Forest Hill cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be tomorrow from 2 to 5:00 p.m. and from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Oct. 30, 1942

Robert J. Cochlin, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Cochlin, 12 Jerry Street, is at the home of his parents on a seven-day leave after completing his basic training at the naval training school at Newport R.I.

Jan 20, 1943

Mrs. Annie Cochlin, 173 Milk Street, is resting comfortably at Burbank Hospital where she underwent an operation yesterday.

April 23, 1943

Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. William Cochlin, 238 Harrison ave, that their son, Richard F. Cochlin, has been promoted to the grade of pharmacist's mate, 3/c. He is stationed with a naval unit at Wellington, N. Z. Another son, William J. Cochlin, has just returned to his station at Fort Brag, N.C. after spending a seven-day furlough with his parents.

May 24, 1943


Cochlin-In this city, May 24, Mrs. Annie B. (Swett), widow of John Cochlin, 173 Milk Street, 73.
Funeral Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in Sawyer Funeral Home. Burial in Forest Hill Cemetery.

May 24, 1943

Mrs. John Cochlin
Mrs. Annie (Swett) Cochlin, 73, widow of John Cochlin, died this morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Frank Wood, 173 Milk Street, after a long illness. She was a native of Danby, VT.
Mrs. Cochlin had lived in this city for the past 42 years and previously lived in Leominster. She was a member of the Leominster Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, John and William Cochlin, of this city, four daughters, Mrs. Wood and Mrs. Thomas White, of this city, Mrs. Irvin Nickerson of Leominster, and Mrs. William LaDue of North Adarms, 35 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2:00 o'clock in Sawyer Funeral Home and burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be tonight and tomorrow night from 7 to 8:30 o'clock.

May 26, 1943

The funeral of Mrs. Annie B. Cochlin of 173 Milk Street, was held this afternoon at Sawyer Funeral Home with a service conducted by Rev. Edgar B. Price, Pastor of the First Baptist Church. Miss Beatrice Allen was the vocal soloist.
Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery where the committal service was read by Rev. Mr. Price. The bearers were Irvin Nickerson, Robert Cochlin, Bernard and Leo LaDue, Carroll Mousley, and Cleo Booth.

Oct 11, 1943
John A. Cochlin of 246 Harrison Ave, has been promoted from shipfitter 3/c to shipfitter 2/c, according to word received by his wife, Mrs. Audrey Cochlin. He is serving with the Seabees somewhere in the southwest Pacific.

June 1, 1945

SF 2/c John A. Cochlin, Seabee, has enrolled in the "University of the South Pacific" the first Army overseas educational institution of its kind in the world. The school offers both college and high school credits.
SF Cochlin, whose wife Mrs. Audrey S. Cochlin, resides at 246 Harrison Avenue, is stationed in New Caledonia. He has been overseas since May 1, 1943.

June 20, 1946

Richard F. Cochlin, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Cochlin, 238 Harrison Avenue, who was viciously attacked and chewed by a caged lion with the James Strates shows Monday afternoon has an even chance for recovery at the Rochester N.Y. hospital according to a telephone call received last night from his parents, woh are at his bedside.
Mr. and Mrs. Cochlin were notified late Monday night of the accident, and they left immediately for Rochester, Albert W. Skinner, Monroe County Sherriff, reported that the lion attacked the local man when he put his right hand through the bars to touch the animal. With a vicious twist, the beast tore at the man's arm, ripping the muscles with its teeth and clawing the tissues of his chest and abdomen.
In a telephone call received last night by Mrs. Bridget Hanley, grandmother of the injured man, the father said that his son had a 50-50 chance and that the right arm had been severely chewed. He said that no other information could be given at the time and it is not known if Mr. Cochlin will lose the arm.
Cochlin joined the show troupe at Elmira N.Y. about six weeks ago. His parents were not aware that he was with the show until a week ago when the received word that he was in Buffalo.
He served four years in the navy, with three years overseas and received no wounds while in action during the time. He was discharged Dec. 6 at Boston.

July 12, 1946

Miss Ruth Cochlin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cochlin of 12 Jerry Street, and Cpl. Richard Heim, U.S. Marine Corps, were married Saturday at Quantico, VA.
The bride was attended by Miss Cynthia Fitch, a cousin of the bridegroom, and Robert J. Cochlin, a brother of the bride, was best man.
After the discharge of Cpl. Heim from the service, the couple will reside in Syracuse, N.Y.

Oct 17, 1946

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Cochlin, of 238 Harrison Avenue have announced the Miss Mary Louise Cochlin, to PFC Chester L. Goucher, who is stationed at the Army medical center, Washington D.C. Pvt. Goucher is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Goucher of Whitman. No date has been set for the wedding.

Dec 24, 1946
Marriage Intentions
Chester Leslie Goucher, U.S. Army, 65 Forest Street, and Miss Mary Louise Cochlin, store clerk, 238 Harrison Avenue.

December 27, 1946


Miss Mary Louise Cochlin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Cochlin, 238 Harrison Avenue, and Chester Leslie Goucher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Goucher of Whitman, were married yesterday at St. Bernard's Church by Rev. Michael J. Curran.
Miss Mary Glidden was the bride's attendant. Stanley Goucher, MM 1/c U.S. Navy was the best man. Richard and William Cochlin were the ushers. A reception at the home of the bride's parents followed the ceremony. The couple will make their home in San Antonio, TX.

March 7, 1947

New Arrivals
A son to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Heim (Ruth Cochlin), 514 East Jefferson Street, Syracuse, N.Y.

1 comment:

Sarah Burrows Winch said...

In writing a book regarding my g-g grandfather, Colonel O.V. Tracy, 122nd NYSV/Civil War, I am researching a Frank Wood from Syracuse, NY. He was one of three 12 year old boys to survive a drowning incident in April 1862 in Syracuse (Frank Sedgwick and Thomas Heermans Barnes drown). Do you know if this Frank Wood's family from MA was originally from Syracuse? Thank you!