|Name||Valeria Wheeler Cochron Photographs|
|Extent||.10 cubic foot|
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.
|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.|
Cochron, Valeria W., d b. 1889-1973
|Physical Condition||Acid free folders and an acid free box.|
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