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IHB > Historical Markers > Press Releases and Marker Dedications > August 13, 2005 - James Washington Cockrum August 13, 2005 - James Washington Cockrum

James Washington Cockrum (26.2005.1)
Oakland City
Gibson County, Indiana

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The marker dedication was on August 13, 2005 at 411 W. Oak St., Oakland City.

The marker dedication was on August 13, 2005 at 411 W. Oak St., Oakland City.

Side two of the marker.

Side two of the marker.

Music was provided by the choral groupfrom Lyles Station.

Music was provided by the choral group from Lyles Station.

Stephen Berrey, Indiana Historical Bureau; Mayor Hugh Wirth, Oakland City; State Senator Lindel Hume; Rev. Les Coomer, applicant; Mark Coomer, Evansville Courier & Press; Congressman John Hostettler; Prof. Randy Mills, Oakland City University

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. Ora Johnson, Administrative Vice President, Oakland City University

Dr. Jack Tichenor, Oakland City University

Dr. Jack Tichenor, Oakland City University

Kim Scales Kilinski, great-great-great-grandaughter of James Cockrum; and Congressman John Hostettler

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

Reception held in house built by William Cockrum, son of James, located near the marker on the campus of Oakland City University