Mayor of Butte Dies
James G. Cocking, former mayor of the Mining city and an active
Republican and Masonic leader in Butte, died Tuesday at the family home,
501 Colorado Street, following an illness.
Mr. Cocking, a native of England, had been a resident of Butte
for the past 51 years. For many years he was associated with a tea and
coffee concern in the Mining city, but he had been in retirement for
Mr. Cocking served as head of the Butte city administration from
May of 1921 until May 1923.
He was a member of Silver Bow lodge No. 48 A. F. and A. M. of
which he was a past master. He
also belonged to the following societies, Scottish Rite bodies: 33rd
Degree Scottish Rite Masons; Deer Lodge Chapter No. 3, Royal Arch
Masons; Zabud Council No. 2, Royal Select Masters; Montana Commandery
No. 3, and Bagdad Temple of the Shrine.
He was a past master of several of these groups.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. May Cocking, Butte; a son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. Ken Cremans, North Fork, Va.; a grandson,
J. Lee Cremans, North Fork; the following brothers-in-law and
sisters-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Bishop, Butte; Mr. and Mrs. Bruce
Dalton and Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Dalton, Reno, Nev; Earl Dalton, San
Francisco, and Esther Dalton, Spokane; also several nieces and nephews.
The body is at White’s funeral home pending arrangements.
Funeral Will be Friday
Funeral services for James G. Cocking, former mayor of Butte who
died Tuesday, will be conducted Friday afternoon.
The body will be removed prior to the services from the White
mortuary to the Masonic Temple where the services will be conducted at
3:30 o’clock in the afternoon under the auspices of Silver Bow Lodge
No. 48, A. F. and A. M. The
Rev. Thomas Ashworth, rector of the St. John Episcopal Church, will
Interment will be in the family plot in the Mount Moriah
Mr. Cocking succumbed at the family home, 501 Colorado Street,
following an illness.
The Montana Standard