William Charles Cole

May 1836–5 August 1907 (Age 71)

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
Louisa Belle Hammond
Marriage: 1862
Lavay May Cole
Percy Cole
Guy Cole
Drusilla Cole
Bertha Alora Cole
Grace Emma Cole
Lula Cole
Pearl Hazel Cole
Jessie Cole

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Parents and Siblings

    John Cole




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.

Age 10

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

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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