Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sophia Day and Charles Cockriel--Evidence that Supports Their Marriage

I was given some information that Sophia Day married Charles Cockriel. I could find no record of his marriages, either his first or second wife. So, I pieced together the following information:

Charles Cockriel married Sophi (I believe Day). Sophia died between the 1900 and 1910 Federal Census records. By 1910, Charles had remarried, a woman named Francis. The census indicates it is a second marriage for both of them.. The marriage of Charles Cockriel (b. January 1870 in Indiana) and Sophia Day (b. 1873 in Indiana) is verified by their children's marriage records.

* 1910: Ruth Cockriel married Frank Rosenbaum. The marriage records list Sophia A. Day and C.W. Cockriel as her parents.

* June 1920: Mary Francis "Cochrill" married Nathan H. Baynes. Father is Chas. W. Cochrill and mother is Sophia

* November 1920: Goldie Edna Cockriel (b. 1901), married John F. Trail. Father is Charles Cockriel and Francis Day. I believe this is a mistake and that the birth mother actually was Sophia Day since Charles Cockriel never married Francis Day.

This evidence is supported by the 1910 census. Fanny M. Cockriel has had one child and one child is living. Also in the household is Audrey Lanham, step son to Charles Cockriel. The natural conclusion is that Audrey is Fanny's only child.

* May 1922: Vernie Cockriel (b. 1904) married James G. Lomax. Father is Charles W. Cockriel and mother is Sophia Broadwell. Again, I believe this is a mistake. The 1910 census says C.W. Cockriel only married twice, Sophia and Fanny. I wonder if Broadwell is the maiden name of the second wife, Fanny.