Cocker, Thomas an English Congregational minister, was born at Ashton-under-Lyne, April 9, 1840. He early became a member of the Congregational Church and a village preacher, and was educated for the ministry in an academy and in Lancashire Independent College, where he studied from 1860 to 1865. In the latter year he became pastor of Copeland Street Chapel, Stoke-upon- Trent, in which relation he continued during the remainder of his life. He was two years secretary to the North Staffordshire Congregational Union, Ind was also its president. He was accidentally killed, February 1, 1881. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1882, page 289.