Charles Cocker
Born 06/03/1847 in Cowlishaw, Crompton
Settled in Royton, Lancs
Died 06/12/1878
Father James Cocker
Mother Mary Wild

Siblings Edmund Cocker, George Cocker, John Cocker, Mary J Cocker, Alice Cocker, Elizabeth Ann Cocker
Children Lucy Olive Cocker, Frank Cocker
Notes In 1851 census aged 4 and living in Cowlishaw with parents. Later lived at 1 Rochdale Lane, Royton. Marriage Certificate shows him as a Cotton Weaver. Daughter's Birth Certificate shows him as a Fustian Cutter (fustian is a thick cloth with a short nap often used in hat-making). In 1871 was living as a boarder in St Paul's Street, Royton. In 1872 he moved to USA following the birth of his daughter in that year. He has been found on the passenger list of the ship 'City of Paris' which docked in New York 7th October 1872. On return to England seems to have got a job as a Coal Pit Stoker at the New Coal Pit in Royton. Death Certificate states that he died on 6th December 1878 from "injuries from fall down coal pit shaft, killed instantly".