Stafford Winfield Cochran

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  • Name: Stafford Winfield Cochran
  • Location of Birth: Bigfork, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: February 3, 1915
  • Date of Death: October 6, 1967 (52 years old)
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Zade A. Cochran
  • High School and Class: 1932 - Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • College: Junior College (2 years)
  • Highest Rank: SP 2 (Specialist 2nd Class Petty Officer)
  • Branch: Navy
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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Stafford moved to Grand Rapids, Minnesota with the family in 1927. He worked for Century-Matthews before entering the Navy. He was bulk agent for Skelly Oil after he returned from service until he was appointed county assessor. He was an Itasca County assessor for ten years. Stafford became a right-of-way agent for Ford, Bacon and Davis in April, 1967.

    Survivors are his wife, Rose; a son, Michael; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Vrula; three brothers, Levi, Morgan, and William; and four sisters, Mrs. Leland Axness, Mrs. James Lacroix, Mrs. John Risse, and Mrs. Harold Rasener.

    A past commander of the McVeigh-Dunn American Legion post, Cochran was a member of Community Presbyterian Church, Itasca Lodge 208 A.F. & A.M., Jephthah Chapter 176 OES, Aad Temple and was a past master of the Masonic Lodge, all in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Cochran died at Seymour, Wisconsin and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-G-12-3-1)

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