John Alden Hocken III

#4365, b. 16 March 1968, d. 23 September 1987
     John Alden Hocken III was born on 16 March 1968 Richmond Heights, St. Louis County, Missouri.1 He died 23 September 1987 , in Eugene, Lane County, Oregon at age 19, from Muscular Dystrophy.2,1
      From the minutes of the 1988-89 University of Oregon Assembly records:
"4. Committee on the Naming of the Proposed Chapman Hall Elevator. The committee has recommended that the proposed Chapman Hall elevator be named in honor of John Hocken, III. Hocken was an Honors College student during the academic year 1986-87. He was confined to a wheelchair and suffered from muscular dystrophy; he was also a brilliant student. During the year that Hocken was an Honors College student, he did a great deal to educate others about equal access for the handicapped. Due in large part to his advocacy, the installation of an elevator in Chapman Hall became a high priority in the University's planning for handicapped access to and within campus buildings. He died on September 23, 1987."
Last Edited=24 Feb 2014


  1. [S312] Jr John Alden Hocken, "John Alden Hocken, Jr. Family Group Record", 12 Feb 2007 (Eugene, OR 97405). The record includes notes from Myrtle Ann Cleaver Bosworth and Phoebe Ann Bosworth Hocken.
  2. [S131] Oregon Death Index, 1903-98, online