August 13, 2005 - James Washington Cockrum
James Washington Cockrum (26.2005.1)
Gibson County, Indiana
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The marker dedication was on August 13, 2005 at 411 W. Oak St., Oakland City.
Side two of the marker.
Music was provided by the choral group from Lyles Station.
From left to right: Stephen Berrey, Indiana Historical Bureau; Mayor Hugh Wirth, Oakland City; State Senator Lindel Hume; Reverend Les Coomer, marker applicant; Mark Coomer, Evansville Courier & Press (marker researcher); Congressman John Hostettler; Professor Randy Mills, Oakland City University (marker researcher)
Dr. Ora Johnson, Administrative Vice President, Oakland City University
Dr. Jack Tichenor, Oakland City University
Kim Scales Kilinski, great-great-great-grandaughter of James Cockrum; and Congressman John Hostettler
Reception held in house built by William Cockrum, son of James, located near the marker on the campus of Oakland City University