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Nellie Bly

AKA Elizabeth Jane Cochran

Born: 5-May-1864
Birthplace: Cochran's Mills, PA
Died: 27-Jan-1922
Location of death: New York City [1]
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Ten Days in a Mad-House

Also invented the contemporary 55-gallon oil drum.


[1] St. Mark's Hospital

Father: Michael Cochran (b. 22-May-1810, d. 19-Jul-1870)
Mother: Mary Jane Kennedy (d. 26-Feb-1921)
Brother: Albert Paul Cochran (b. 31-Oct-1859, d. 1-Mar-1926)
Brother: Charles Metzgar Cochrane (b. c. 1861, d. 30-Mar-1890)
Sister: Catherine May Cochran (b. Dec-1866, d. 1899)
Brother: Harry Cummings Cochran (b. Apr-1870, d. 26-Oct-1923)
Husband: Robert Livingston Seaman (m. 5-Apr-1895, d. 1904)

    High School: Indiana Normal School, Indiana, PA (dropped out)

    New York Evening Journal
    The New York World (1887-89, 1893-95)
    The Pittsburgh Dispatch (1885-87)
    Institutionalized Blackwell's Island (1887)
    Bankruptcy (1911)
    Perjury Brooklyn, NY (5-Mar-1919)
    Obstruction of Justice Brooklyn, NY (5-Mar-1919)
    National Women's Hall of Fame (1998)
    Irish Ancestry

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, (37 cents, issued 14-Sep-2002)


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