Cochran, Charles S., 1854-1933

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Cochran, Charles S., 1854-1933

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Charles Schriber Cochran, son of William Cochran and Mary Rupert, was born in Paris, West Canada in 1854. He married Cicely Eliza Springer and had two sons. In 1886, he and his family moved to Hamilton, where Cochran opened a photography studio in June of 1886 at 124 King Street East. By the mid-1890's his was one of the most prominent studios in the area, winning awards at conventions of the Photographic Association of Canada, and receiving honours at the Jamaica Convention (1891) and the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago (1893), also known as the Chicago World's Fair. Around 1899, Cochran was commissioned by W.H. Carre of Montreal to take photographs of the city for Artwork of Hamilton (1899). In 1902, he sold his studio to A.M. Cunningham (Alexander McKenzie Cunningham), who had previously been in his employ. Conchran remaining in Hamilton until 1904 before moving to the United States. He eventually settled in California, where he resided until his death in 1933.


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Cochran, a prominent photographer, owned and operated a photography studio in Hamilton. His photographs included portraits of many local dignitaries and organizations.

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Revised by Jennifer Dell 9/19/2016




Bailey, T.M. (Ed).Dictionary of Hamilton Biography Volume III, 1925-1939. (1992). Hamilton, Ontario: W.L. Griffin Printing Limited.

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