Surname: Cole

Biography of Claude Lathrop Cole

Claude Lathrop Cole, principal of the Reno County High School at Nickerson, had been identified with educational work and administration in Kansas for the past four years, but his teaching experience covers almost twenty years and in a number of the Middle Western states. Wherever he had been it had been the testimony that Mr. Cole had been successful in giving vitality and increased efficiency to the schools under his direction, and such had been the character of his work that he deserves the name educator as an appropriate means of distinguishing him from one who merely teaches or administers a school. In the words of the assistant secretary of the State Board of Agriculture of Missouri his qualifications rest “not so much in his college degree as in his strong personality.” Since their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Cole have usually been associated in their school work and one of the prominent lawyers of North Dakota in a town where they taught said of them: “They possess both noble and cheerful qualities which are essential to successful school work and they are able in a marked degree to command the respect and hearty co-operation of the pupils in all the grades. From four years of intimate acquaintance with them are measured their work and influence as teachers. Their physical characteristics are perfect, education comprehensive, morals above reproach, social qualities...

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Biography of Sarah A. Cole, M. D.

Sarah A. Cole, M. D. In a state which had thrown open the door of opportunity to women in many vocations and professions Doctor Cole, of Lincoln, Kansas, is one of the distinguished women in the field of medicine and surgery. She had been a successful practitioner for nearly thirty years, and had spent a great part of that time in Kansas. She was born October 23, 1855, on the high seas while her parents were en route from Ireland to America. Her primary education was obtained in the schools of West Virginia. As a girl she taught school in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. In 1882 she came to Kansas and until 1886 taught school in Lincoln and Ottawa counties. Doctor Cole began the study of medicine under a private tutor, and in 1887 entered the Homeopathic Medical Department of the State University of Iowa, where she was graduated with the degree of Doctor of Medicine March 5, 1889. For the next eight years she practiced at Port Austin, Michigan. While there she was medical examiner for the Ladies of the Maccabees and for three years was village health officer. During 1897-98 she took a post-graduate course in the Hahnemann Medical College of Chicago, graduating March 24, 1898. Coming to Lincoln, Kansas, Doctor Cole took up the active work of her profession and soon afterwards built a well equipped...

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Cole Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas

A cemetery transcription of the Cole Cemetery in Fannin County, Texas. The Cole family settled near Allens Point north of Honey Grove. One of their daughters, Nannie, married Elijah Cravens and were the parents of W. O. Cravens. One daughter married Joe Ramsey and another married a Mr. Epperson. COLE Thomas S., 1822 – 1888. Husband of Nannie A. Nannie A., grave unmarked. Willie E., 1864 – 1875. Son of T. S. & N. A. Otway A., 1873 – 1876. Son of T. S. & N....

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Biographical Sketch of W. F. Cole

W. F. COLE was born in Todd County, Ky., January 1, 1856, and is a son of Samuel and Sarah A. (Day) Cole, both natives of Virginia, and were of English descent respectively. Samuel Cole was born in 1811 in Virginia, where he was reared and educated, his father being a teacher. On emigrating to Kentucky “he settled in Daysville, named in honor of his wife’s grandfather, the first settler in the village. Ile was a mechanic but followed farming principally; both Mr. and Mrs. Cole were life-long members of the Christian Church, he being a Deacon and leading member. He departed this life about the year 1876. His wife ended her mortality about the year 1879. W. F. Cole, the subject of our sketch, received a good education in his native county; he remained with his parents until four years ago, when he left home and was engaged as a local writer on one of the Elkton papers, continuing in this for a short time; he then engaged in the mercantile trade at Daysville, where he is now handling a complete stock of general merchandise, meeting the wants of the entire community, and is doing an extensive business. He is an enterprising young man, a prominent member of the Christian Church, a leading citizen and one of the influential business men of the village and...

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Cole, Billy Brent – Obituary

Billy Brent Cole, 72, of McMinnville, a former Baker City resident, died June 21, 2009, at his home after a short battle with cancer, with his family at his side. A service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday at Macy & Sons in McMinnville. He was born on Sept 23, 1936, at Mound Valley, Kan., the oldest son of Rolland and Irene Cole. In 1942, Bill moved to the Baker City area with his family. He attended 12 years in the Baker schools, and in 1956 graduated from Oregon Technical Institute (now Oregon Institute of Technology) at Klamath Falls. In 1958, Bill met and married the love of his life, Janice Kenison. The couple had two children: Lacey and Bill. Bill and Janice made their homes at Monmouth, Baker City, and McMinnville. Bill started as a machinist after graduation from OTI and eventually became a part owner in Oreland Industries with the Landgrafs at McMinnville. In retirement, he designed and built the BC Custom Competition Shotgun. Bill built more than 100 of these custom shotguns, which are known for their high performance, outstanding quality, and their precision metal work. Bill was an avid hunter and trapshooter. He competed and hunted throughout the United States. He traveled to South Africa and Argentina, on the hunt for game and birds. He loved the companionship and challenge of golfing and shooting, as...

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Biographical Sketch of Richard Cole

Richard Cole, farmer; P. O. Oakland; born in Putnam Co., Ind., Dec. 8, 1835, where he attended school during winter and engaged in farming until 1871, when he emigrated to Illinois and located upon his present place, where he has since continued to live. Upon his arrival here, he purchased 160 acres of land, mostly prairie, where he has since successfully followed farming. He married Catharine A. Swinford April 13, 1858; they have three children now living by this union-James P., born Feb. 25,1861; Mary E., born Jan. 23, 1863; Lucy A., born March 2, 1868. Mr. Cole has held the office of School Director in the district in which he lives. Mrs. Cole was born in Harrison Co., Ky., July 23, 1838; her parents removed to Indiana when she was an infant, where she lived until her...

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Biography of Samuel D. Cole

When the history of Wallowa County is written, the names of the pioneers are first, when the history of our nation is written let the names of those who fought her battles appear first. In both of these commendable positions appears the gentleman whose name heads this paragraph, and it is with especial (sic) pride and pleasure that we grant him representation in this volume. He was one of those noble men who assisted to open this county; and when dark clouds hung thick over our nation, the banner had been subjected to insult, and freedom’s institutions were trembling before the enemies’ attack, he was quick to throw himself into the breech and he fought faithfully during the entire time of the war of the Rebellion, being valorous and intrepid in battle, faithful in military duty, and upright and true in all his relations. Samuel D. Cole was born on May 30, 1843 in Marshall County, Tennessee, being the son of William P. and Elizabeth Cole. The early years of his life were spent with his parents, gaining in this time a good education, and spending the rest of his time with his father upon the farm. While still a child, the parents removed to Hardin County, Illinois, and in 1852 they went thence to Jasper County, Iowa. In that county, in August 1862, when yet but nineteen years...

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Biography of John M. Cole

John M. Cole, a well-known farmer and real estate speculator of Plainfield, was born here, August 3, 1836, son of Daniel and Lucinda (Bryant) Cole. The Cole family is of German origin. The great-grandfather of John M. was Ebenezer Cole. The grandfather, Daniel Cole, was one of the prosperous farmers of Plainfield in his day, and also followed the trades of tanning, currying, and shoemaking. He fought for independence in the Revolutionary War, taking part in thirteen engagements; and he received for his services a pension, which after his death was extended to his widow. He and his family came up the river upon a horse sled, and were among the pioneers of this section. At his death he was ninety years old. He married Edith Wilbur, and his family consisted of six children, all now deceased; namely, Stephen, Wheeler, Enos, John, Daniel, and Hannah. Stephen became a physician, and practised in Concord, N.H., for a number of years. He married in that town, and later settled in Vermont, where he passed the rest of his life. Wheeler went to Ohio, and became a prosperous farmer. He married in that State, and left a daughter. Enos married and settled in Burlington, Vt. John was in business in Lowell, Mass., and Nashua, N.H., Lucy Pike, of Concord, N.H. Hannah became the wife of Joseph Spaulding, an extensive farmer of Plainfield,...

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Biographical Sketch of T. U. Cole

In the life of this man, up to date, is afforded an example to the youth of this country. Of course all of them cannot be bank cashiers, as is the case with him, but in whatever position in life, fate or circumstances may place them, by an observance of the traits of character which have characterized the subject of this sketch, success, in every respect, will, attend them. Mr Cole was born in 1861, raised and educated in the state. The first, and perhaps the only business he ever entered into, was the banking business. He is cashier of the First National Blank of Honey Grove, and has held that position ever since that institution began business, giving perfect satisfaction to the Board of Directors and stockholders. In his address, he is affable and agreeable, free from ostentation, yet neat and genteel in personal attire, and appearance. His knowledge of the banking business, business capacity, and known integrity, and uprightness of character, are his fortune, and it is made...

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Benjamin Cole

BENJAMIN and EUNICE (PIERCE) COLE were m. in Cornish Aug. 21, 1788. Their pedigree is unknown. They had the following children, b. in Cornish:     i. AMOS, b. June 26, 1789.     ii. POLLY, b. June 28, 1791.     iii. DANIEL, b. Feb. 8, 1793. The census of 1790 records one boy and one girl beside the parents. The above record fails to mention a dau. that was...

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Ebenezer Cole

6. EBENEZER4 COLE (Stephen3, Ebenezer2, Ephraim1) was b. Sept. 14, 1808; m. first, June 2, 1830, Mary Brewster Kimball of Cornish, dau. of Eliphalet and Selinda (Ripley) Kimball, b. Dec. 2. 1806, d. Nov. 29, 1854; m. second, Jan. 1. 1856, Rebecca Tracy of Cornish, dau. of Stephen and Betsey (Boardman) Tracy, b. Aug. 25, 1818, and d. Nov. 16, 1893. Mr. Cole was a prominent man in Cornish; was selectman three years; represented the town in the legislatures of 1848. 1849. 1850 and 1851. He left town soon after he lost his first wife and went to Lebanon, where he spent the rest of his life. He d. April 20, 1892. Children, by first wife and b. in town:     i. EMELIA ANN. b. June 15, 1831; d. June 24, 1831.     ii. SUSAN ELIZABETH, b. Sept. 10, 1833; d. Aug. 5, 1834.     iii. HENRY EBENEZER, b. July 22, 1835; m. -. Jane Wells. Living in Conn.     iv. FLORILLA MILLS, b. Oct. 28, 1837; m. Jan. 10, 1859, Sheldon A. Hale. She d. in Wis. about 1903.     v. LOVELL KIMBALL, b. Aug. 8, 1839; m. -, and lives in Col. Child by second wife:     vi. STEPHEN TRACY, b. Oct. 27, 1856; m. Nov. 8, 1882, Carrie Eudora Towne, dau. of Dr. Charles O. Towne. Mr. Cole lives in Lebanon. His wife was b. Dec....

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Capt. Seth Cole

CAPT. SETH COLE was b. Feb. 4, 1825, in Warren, R. I. He was the son of Elijah and Mary (Esterbrooks) Cole. In 1843 when but 18 years of age he commenced seafaring, which occupation he followed through the remainder of his life, with the exception of five or six years. His first five years on the ocean were spent in the whaling business and the remainder in mercantile services. He first became shipmaster in 1850. During the Civil War his vessel was seized and burned near New Orleans; goods all confiscated and himself taken prisoner; taken to Richmond, Va., and put in Libby Prison, where he remained about a year, or until April, 1864, when he was exchanged for Fitz Hugh Lee, then a prisoner at Point Lookout. His family home had been for many years at Fall River, Mass., but they rem. to ‘Meriden, in 1857. In 1868 he purchased a farm and his family removed to Cornish where he spent three or four years, and then again betook himself to seafaring, until his death, Sept. 11, 1877, which occurred on his homeward passage from Calcutta. He was buried at sea. He had m. July 6, 1848, Maria L. Raynsford, b. March 7, 1825, dau. of David and Maria (Fitch) Raynsford. She d. April 14, 1885. Children:     i. MARY M., b. in Fall River Sept. 4,...

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Frank Holbrook Cole

7. FRANK HOLBROOK5 COLE (Stephen4, Daniel3, Ebenezer2, Ephraim1) was b. Oct. 14, 1816; was the son of Dr. Stephen and Joa (Holbrook) Cole; m. Jan. 17, 1849, Julia C. Persons, b. March 30, 1829. Children, now living in Peru, N. Y.:     i. JENNIE E., b. Nov. 20, 1849; m. Oct. 4, 1880, Clifton Dawson.     ii. FRANK H., JR., b. Dec. 1, 1851; d. July 17, 1870.     iii. LUCY ELLEN, b. Dec. 17, 1853; m. May 4, 1880, Joseph...

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Seth Raynsford Cole

2. SETH RAYNSFORD2, COLE (Seth1) b. Feb. 11, 1851; m. first, June 12, 1873, Lettie Eliza Hook, a dau. of Moody and Eliza (Carroll) Hook, b. June 26, 1851; d. June 30, 1878; m. second, Dec. 31, 1884, Georgiana Weld, dau. of Maj. George and Maria (Chase) Weld, b. Dec. 31, 1860, d. April 27, 1896; m. third, April 20, 1895, Vallie L. Smith of Claremont. After leaving Cornish, Mr. Cole res. in Lebanon several years, engaged chiefly as clerk in stores, and then rem. to Claremont, where he is still engaged in the grocery business. Child by Lettie Eliza:     i. CLARENCE S., b. Aug. 12, 1876, in Cornish. A barber. Worked at his trade in Barre, Vt., Claremont, and rem. to Redlands, Cal., in 1910. He m. -, Mary Wood and they have three children (1910). Child by Georgiana:     ii. MAX W., b. Aug. 28, 1886, in...

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