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Name:William Burr Cochran Jr.
Affiliation:Class of 1888
Biography & Genealogy:Born on July 9, 1868, Middleburg, VA. Parents: John Henry Cochran and Charlotte Carr. Paternal grandparents: William Bailey Cochran and Catherine Powell. VMI record: Matriculated on August 21, 1884 from The Plains, VA. Graduated on June 26, 1888. Career: U. S. Army Officer, Brigadier General. During World War I assignments were stateside involving troop training. Marriage: To Mathilde Kessler (b. 1880 d. 1966), daughter of Nickolas Kessler and Louise Ebert, on September 6, 1904 in Helena, Montana. Children: Two daughters, Louise Kessler and Marian Lee; one son, William. Gen. Cochran died on July 2, 1931 at Salisbury, MD. Buried Arlington National Cemetery.
Additional Online Resources:William Cochran Papers