Name Valeria Wheeler Cochron Photographs
Dates 1910-1920
Extent .10 cubic foot
Historical Note

Valeria Bell Wheeler was born October 21, 1889, in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, the oldest child of Lillian Parr and Ulysses Grant Wheeler.  Her family moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in the 1890s.  After her father’s death in 1897, the family moved to Cairo, Illinois.  In 1912 Valeria Wheeler graduated from the St. Thomas Hospital School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennessee.  She then worked as a private duty nurse in Huntsville, Alabama.  On February 17, 1917, she married S. George Cochron, a Nashville watchmaker.  The Cochrons had no children, but they eventually adopted George’s teen-aged nephew.  George Cochron died on February 11, 1950, and Valeria Wheeler Cochron died on January 27, 1973.  They are buried in Marion, Kentucky.

Scope and Contents

Contains 50 black-and-white snapshot photographs of Cocron, her friends, family and a few of the doctors she knew in her nursing career.

Arrangement None
Accession Number M2000-12P
Provenance Donated to the UAB Archives in May 2000 by a great-niece of Valeria Wheeler Cochron.
Copyright The UAB Archives owns the copyright to some of the material and maintains its proprietary rights to all material in this collection.
Fnding Aid Printed descriptive guide by Donnelly F. Lancaster, revised by Tim L. Pennycuff, available in repository.
Access Points

Cochron, Valeria W., d  b. 1889-1973
St. Thomas Hospital School of Nursing (Nashville, Tenn.)

Document Types


Location Photograph Stacks
Related Series


Physical Condition Acid free folders and an acid free box.

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