Tuesday, June 03, 2014

1934 Harriet Cochran Graduation

Harriette Cochran (1916-1990) married into the Ballantyne family when she wed Robert Brown Ballantyne (1910-1956) on January 22 1938.  She and Bob had three sons, Nathaniel Blaine, Roger Cochran (1943-2008), and Robert Morrow.  Harriette lived in East Liverpool OH, New Cumberland, WV; Pittsburgh PA, and Atlanta GA before spending her final years in Laconia NH where two of her sons resided.

Harriette was the daughter of Attorney Blaine Hamlet (1885-1935) and Esther Jane "Mimi" Baur Cochran (1890-1970), and the oldest of six children born between 1916-1931.  Her sister, Eleanor (Huddleston 1924-2004) lived in Arizona during the latter part of her life and was known by several members of the family.  Clipping (with incorrect spelling of her name) about her Good Citizenship Award in High School is transcribed below.
1934 Harriette Cochran (Ballantyne) Graduation Picture

1934 Harriet [Harriette] Cochran Graduation Award

D.A.R. Honor Miss Cochran
Good Citizenship Award is Presented At High School

Voted the best citizen in her class during her four years in high school, Miss Harriet Cochran, daughter of Attorney and Mrs. Blaine Cochran of Thompson avenue and a member of the 1934 class, was presented with a $10 cash award by the Rebecca Griscom chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, at the final senior chapel in the high school auditorium, school officials announced today.

The presentation was made by Mrs. F.F. Davis.

Miss Cochran was May queen at the outdoor festival, held at the Patterson Athletic field recently and has been active in class affairs throughout her high school career.

Winners of the scholarship and greatest effort awards, offered each year by the Rotary "cub" to outstanding members of the graduating class, will be announced next week, High School Principal B. G. Ludwig said today.  Presentation of these awards will be made during the Commencement exercises at the Ceramic Theater, Thursday night, May 31.

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