Discover your family's story.

Enter a grandparent's name to get started.

Start Now

Cole, Claud Lindford – Obituary

Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon Claud was the eldest child of Maud Ruthanar Burnap and Robert Lindford Cole. He was born at Prairie Creek, Oregon on August 24, 1888. Claud’s name sake was his paternal grandmother Catherine Lindford, 3rd wife of Rev. William Person Cole, AKA Wiley P. Cole Sr. His elementary schooling was started there and completed in Touchet, Washington, and in Lost Prairie, Oregon where he graduated from the eight grade. He then took a Teacher’s Examination which gave him his first teacher’s certificate. Claud taught in several out lying districts for the next few years, including Lost Prairie. It was here that his brother, Loyd and his three youngest sisters were all students of his. His first term of teaching was at Troy, Oregon in the fall of 1907 and his last school was Sunnyglade (outside Flora) in the early 1920’s. On December 8, 1912 he married a neighbor girl, Grace Lee Berner. Grace was born Nov. 17, 1888. As the school terms were usually three months in the fall and three months in the spring, Claud also did farm and ranch work. He did considerable amount of sheep-shearing and was considered one of he fasted in the country. While in Klamath Falls, Oregon in 1927 working at a sheep camp, he suffered a perforated ulcer and emergency surgery. Due to stomach ulcers he was in poor health the rest of his life. Claud was an excellent natural musicians. by watching and listening to his father, he taught himself to play the fiddle at a very early age. In scrap book held by the Boone family there...

Cole, Robert Lindford – Obituary

Robert Lindford Cole 1867 – 1950 Robert Lindford Cole was the son of Rev. William Person Cole Sr. AKA Wiley P. Cole and Catherine Lindord Misner Cole. In the early 1940’s the Enterprise Chieftain published articles concerning Wallowa County Pioneers still living in the area. At this time they interviewed Robert Cole and the following article was published as a result. It gives his complete history. Another Wallowa County resident who belongs in the ranks of the pioneers is Robert Lindord Cole of Enterprise who has resided in the county since 1880. Mr. Cole was born on May 5, 1867 in Johnson county, Nebraska, about then miles from the town of Tecumsch. His parents lived on a corn farm, which they had homesteaded in the early ’60’s. The lure of the West gripped them in the spring of 1880 and with four neighbor families they set out in a covered wagon for Walla Walla, Washington. The Cole family consisted of Robert’s parents and three brothers and one sister. The oldest boy was eighteen and Robert Cole the youngest of the boys, was 13. His sister was 11. The five-wagon train left Johnson county, Nebraska, on April 20, 1880. During most of the trip Robert walked behind the wagons carrying a double barreled shotgun with which he managed to shoot enough ducks, grouse, sage hens, and rabbits to keep all five of the families supplied with meat. While he tramped about over the county to the sides of the road in search of game, he often lost sight of the wagons. Generally in the evening he would catch up with...

Cole, Philip Loyd – Obituary

Philip Loyd Cole 1896 – 1954 Philip Loyd was the third child and youngest son of Maud Ruthanar Burnap and Robert Lindford Cole. He was born in Prairie Creek, Oregon on April 5, 1896. He went through grade school in Lost Prairie, Oregon where his parents had homesteader. His last school teacher was his older brother, Claud. After finishing his schooling he worked on his father’s homestead until he left for Lethbridge, Canada in 1916. he did farm and ranch work there also. On March 23, 1920 he married Marie Shinman, a registered nurse. In 1922 their only child, a son Ogden, was born. Loyd continued farming until 1937 at which time his wife, married, died. Lloyd then started driving truck and later clearing land with a large Caterpillar tractor. he worked at this until 1945. at this time he went into partnership with another person on a Cat and cutter of their own. When his son, Ogden, came back from World War II he and Loyd filed on homesteads north of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. They were able to use the Cat to build the first road into their places. On November 17, 1946 Loyd married Madelene Wilson of Piapot, Saskatchewan. their son, Philip Joseph, was born in 1951. Loyd developed heart trouble and failed fairly fast after homesteading. he, Madeline and Philip were living on the homestead at the time of his death in November 24, 1954. At the time of his death, Loyd was in the process of taking out Canadian citizenship papers but they were never completed. Loyd played the organ and in his earlier...

Cole, Lindford Catherine – Obituary

Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon Catherine Lindford 1835 – 1891 At her home near Joseph, December 10, 1891, Catherine Lindford Cole, aged 56 years, 6 months and 14 days. Catherine Lindford was born hear London, England may 17, 1835, her parents removing to America the same year, after a short residence in Pennsylvania,  they removed to Indiana, and finally settled in Clark County, Illinois. In 1854 she was married to Eli Misner who died in 1858. In 1859 Mrs. Misner moved to Iowa. In July, 1860 she was united in marriage to Wiley P. Cole (Rev.William Person Cole Sr.) Mr. and Mrs. Cole removed to Nebraska in 1866, and after 14 years’ residence in that State they came to Oregon and in October, 1880 settled in Wallowa valley where they have since resided. For three weeks previous to her death Mrs. Cole had suffered from an attack of erysipelas, but was considered out of danger from that disease. On the evening of her death she seemed bright and cheerful, and was sitting by the fire conversing with her family when the fatal attack came. She asked to be helped to bed, and as her daughter, son and husband gathered around she told them that she was going, a few moments later the spirit of the faithful wife and mother returned to the God who gave it, the immediate cause of death being heart disease. Mrs. Cole was a consistent Christian women, at the time of her death being a member of the Missionary Baptist church. she leaves a husband and six children to revere her memory, and the community deeply...

Cole, Horatio W. Mrs. – Obituary

Word reached Floyd Leonard Monday that his aunt, Mrs. Horatio W. Cole, had passed away at her home in San Jose, California, February 23. She had been seriously ill about ten days. Her two daughters and her husband were by her bedside and cared for her throughout her sickness. Had she lived until May 25, she and Mr. Cole would have been married fifty six years, about half of which time was spent in Wallowa county. Besides her aged husband she left to mourn her loss, Mrs. Grace Keifer and family, who live in San Francisco, and another daughter, Miss Ruby, who has made her home with her parents. She also left three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. All were present for the funeral which was held the 26th. Mr. and Mrs. Cole moved from Michigan to Wallowa in the early nineties and farmed the land which is now owned by Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Haun. It was from this place that the Cole Addition to Lostine was deeded. While farming this place the Coles’ built two homes in the lower part of town. S.L. Magill owns and lives in one and the beautiful house in Evans belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Haun was moved from Lostine where it was built by Mr. Cole. After kts removal to Evans an addition was added by Mr. Haun. Both Mr. and Mrs. Cole were very progressive and were numbered among the leading citizens of Wallowa county. For many years Mrs. Cole provided a home to the teachers of the town and her genial hospitality was appreciated by those whom she roomed...

Cole, Catherine Linford – Obituary

Cole – At her home near Joseph, December 10, 1891, Catherine Lindford Cole, aged 56 years, 6 months and 14 days. Catherine Lindford was born hear London, England may 17, 1835, her parents removing to America the same year. after a short residence in Pennsylvania, they removing to America the same year. After a short residence in Pennsylvania, they removed to Indiana, and finally settled in Clark County, Illinois. In 1854 she was married to Eli Misner who died in 1858. In 1859 Mrs. Misner moved to Iowa. In July, 1860 she was united in marriage to Wiley P. Cole (Rev. William Person Cole Sr.). Mr. and Mrs. Cole removed to Nebraska in 1866, and after 14 years’ residence in that State they came to Oregon and in October, 1880 settled in the Wallowa valley where they have since resided. For three weeks previous to her death Mrs. Cole had suffered from an attack of erysipelas, but was considered out of danger from that disease. On the evening of her death she seemed bright and cheerful, and was sitting by the fire conversing with her family when the fatal attack came. She asked to be helped to bed, and as her daughter, son and husband gathered around she told them that she was going, a few moments later the spirit of the faithful wife and mother returned to the God who gave it, the immediate cause of death being heart disease. Mrs. Cole was a consistent Christian women, at the time of her death being a member of the Missionary Baptist church. she leaves a husband and six children...

Louis F. Cole

Sergt., Med. Corps, Detachment Co. Born in Buncombe County Sept. 9, 1895. Entered service at Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 5, 1917. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Humphreys, Va. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Promoted to rank of Sergt. July 14, 1918. Entered the service in the Infantry and was transferred to Engineers and then to medical service. Mustered out at Camp Humphreys, Va., July 29,...

Fred C. Cole

Private, 113th F. A., Bty. C, 30th Div. Born in Durham County; son of Mr. and Mrs. James Cole. Husband of Mrs. Lettie Cole. Entered the service June 17, 1917, at Durham, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to New York. Sailed for France May, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel, Argonne Forest. Returned to USA March 23, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., March 31,...

Ernest C. Cole

Corpl., Aviation Service, 338th Aero Squadron; of Guilford County; son of J. P. and L. Cole. Entered service Feb. 7, 1918, at Greensboro, N.C. Sent to Kelly Field, Tex. Transferred to Watertown, N. Y., then to Ft. E. Allan, Vt. Promoted to Corpl. October, 1918. Mustered out at Ft. E. Allen, Vt., Dec. 31,...

Mary Todd Tuttle

TUTTLE, Mary Todd5, (David4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born May 5, 1757, died Nov. 17, 1828, married Feb. 10, 1773, Jabez, son of Daniel and Phebe (Beach) Tuttle, who was born July 30, 1753, died June 11, 1799. He was brother to Prudence Tuttle who married Capt. Gideon Todd, of North Haven, Conn. Children: I. Mary, b. Dec. 4, 1773, d. Dec. 14, 1773. II. David Todd, b. Dec. 28, 1774, d. June 19, 1801. III. Asenath, b. June 21, 1776, d. Jan. 18, 1801. IV. Susannah, b. June 12, 1778, d. July 21, 1779. V. Hannah, b. July 7, 1779, d. July 22, 1779. VI. Zophar Morris, b. Oct. 6, 1781, m. Rachel Brocket. VII. Benoni, b. Oct. 2, 1783, d. April 7, 1801. VIII. Ransom, b. July 8, 1785, m. 1806, Ethena Ellis. IX. Constant, b. March 28, 1788, d. April 2, 1795. X. Asa, b. Feb. 2, 1790, d. Dec. 17, 1794. XI. Alfred, b. April 17, 1792, d. in Salisbury, N. Y., June 5, 1844, m. Abigail Shepard. Three children. XII. Mary, b. Oct. 20, 1796, d. in Salisbury, N. Y., March 16, 1767, m. Thomas Cole, of Fairfield, N. Y., who d. March 12, 1864; no...
Page 5 of 812345678

Pin It on Pinterest