William Charles Cochrane was born about 1874 to John Gibson Cochrane and Mary Jane Wilson in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He married Margaret Robinson on 23 Dec 1896 in Launceston. Their children were: Harold, born 1897; Claude, 1898, died 1899; Archibald, 1901; Iris, 1904; Charles, 1906 and William, born and died 1909. William was, for many years, a sharebroker in Launceston and was also connected with several mining companies. He also spent many years as a librarian at the Margaret Street Methodist Church. His death took place in Melbourne on 27 Feb 1941 when he was 67.