William Charles Cole

May 1836–5 August 1907 (Age 71)
Canada

The Life of William Charles

William Charles Cole was born in May 1836, in Canada as the son of John Cole. He married Louisa Belle Hammond in 1862. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Camargo, Douglas, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 5 August 1907, in Douglas, Illinois, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

William Charles Cole
1836–1907
Louisa Belle Hammond
1841–1884
Marriage: 1862
Lavay May Cole
1864–1888
Percy Cole
1871–1880
Guy Cole
1878–1880
Drusilla Cole
1865–1873
Bertha Alora Cole
1869–1934
Grace Emma Cole
1872–1902
Lula Cole
1875–
Pearl Hazel Cole
1876–1935
Jessie Cole
1880–1902

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1862
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

    John Cole

    MaleMale

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 5

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1846

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 27

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English pet form of Nicholas .2 English: from a Middle English personal name derived from the Old English byname Cola (from col ‘(char)coal’, presumably denoting someone of swarthy appearance), or the Old Norse cognate Koli.3 Scottish and Irish: when not of English origin, this is a reduced and altered form of McCool .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William C Cole, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Cole, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Wm C Cole in entry for Frank A Marquet and Pearle H Clements, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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