Obituaries and Death Reports
1917 - 1966
Compiled by Jim and Bonnie Garmon
Revised November 2006
Cocoa Tribune Death Index, Cocoa, Brevard County, Florida
March 1917 to April 1966
This index was created from the microfilm images of the Cocoa Tribune
newspaper, first published March 22, 1917. Almost all issues of this newspaper are
available on microfilm. This index includes all reports of death from the first publication
until April 1966, when obituaries for the area were transferred to a sister newspaper, the
The Tribune, and probably most other small newspapers of the time, did not have
an obituary section dedicated to reporting deaths; instead they were printed on page 1 or
2 or were used to fill in wherever space allowed. This obviously made the transcription
more difficult, since we had to scan each pages of each issue looking for reports of
deaths. For that reason, we cannot guarantee that all deaths reported in the newspaper are
included in this index.
To err is human, it is said. Your transcribers, along with the writers and editors of
the Tribune are not exempt from this rule. Mistakes in transcription are, we hope, rare,
but possible. While compiling this index, we found obvious mistakes in the newspaper.
We made no attempt to correct these errors, but entered what we saw.
For more information or to obtain a copy of the original obituary or report, write to:
Central Brevard Library and Reference Center
Attn: Documents/Genealogy Dept.
308 Forrest Ave.
Cocoa, FL 32922
E-mail: email@example.com with the full name, date of publication and page number.
Index created by Jim and Bonnie Garmon
Copyright Jim and Bonnie Garmon, 2004/2005, Revised November 2006