Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Wednesday, February 08, 2006 at 08:58:42 :
Thursday, June 26, 1924
Joe Cochrane Fatally Hurt At Folsom
Patrick Joseph Cochrane, know here by many warm friends as Joe Cochrane, was instantly killed Monday (illegible) Folsom prison while inspecting work done by the convicts in the quarry. It is reported that a part of the machinery used on the work fell, striking him on the head.
Cochrane was known as one of the best prison men in the state. He had held the position of Captain of the yard for many years.
According to M. F. Cochrane, of San Rafael, a cousin of the deceased, he intended shortly to retire from prison work and take personal charge of his interests in Oakland, a drayage business and a growing milk distributing concern. His name had been mentioned recently in connection with the wardenship of San Quentin prison.
The deceased is survived by a widow, Mrs. Sarah Cochrane, two daughters, Katherine and Helen, and two sons, Charles J. and John M. Cochrane.
He was 51 years of age and a native of Ireland, and was a member of Oakland Council No. 784, Knights of Columbus. The funeral was held this morning in Oakland. It was attended by several San Rafael people who held the deceased in high esteem.
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