James Cole

Male7 October 1854–17 March 1924

Brief Life History of James

When James Cole was born on 7 October 1854, in St. Francois, Missouri, United States, his father, Isaac Shelby Cole, was 28 and his mother, Mary ( Polly) Long, was 27. He married Susan Josephine Ritter on 21 September 1892, in St. Francois, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Breton Township, Washington, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Randolph Township, St. Francois, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 17 March 1924, in St. Francois, Missouri, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Doe Run, St. Francois, Missouri, United States.

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James Cole
Susan Josephine Ritter
Marriage: 21 September 1892
Percey Cole
Homer Cole
Maggie Cole
mister cole
Carl R Cole
Bonny Cole
Harrel Cole

Sources (7)

  • James Cole, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Cole, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Cole, "Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 September 1892St. Francois, Missouri, United States
  • Children (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 9

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 9

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 21

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: usually from the Middle English and Old French personal name Col(e), Coll(e), Coul(e), a pet form of Nicol (see Nichol and Nicholas ), a common personal name from the mid 13th century onward. English families with this name migrated to Scotland and to Ulster (especially Fermanagh).

    English: occasionally perhaps from a different (early) Middle English personal name Col, of native English or Scandinavian origin. Old English Cola was originally a nickname from Old English col ‘coal’ in the sense ‘coal-black (of hair), swarthy’ and is the probable source of most of the examples in Domesday Book. In the northern and eastern counties of England settled by Vikings in the 10th and 11th centuries, alternative sources are Old Norse Kolr and Koli (either from a nickname ‘the swarthy one’ or a short form of names in Kol-), and Old Norse Kollr (from a nickname, perhaps ‘the bald one’).

    English: nickname for someone with swarthy skin or black hair, from Middle English col, coul(e) ‘charcoal, coal’ (Old English col).

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

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