Frances Hester Cole

18 May 1870–16 November 1966 (Age 96)
Dallas, Texas, United States

The Life of Frances Hester

When Frances Hester Cole was born on 18 May 1870, in Dallas, Texas, United States, her father, John Higgs "Jack" Cole, was 43 and her mother, Elizabeth Christine Preston, was 35. She married Allan Campbell Gillispie on 9 August 1893, in Dallas, Collin, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Dallas, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 16 November 1966, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Allan Campbell Gillispie
Frances Hester Cole
Marriage: 9 August 1893
John Cole Gillespie
Cora L Gillespie
William F Gillespie

Spouse and Children

9 August 1893
Dallas, Collin, Texas, United States


    John Cole Gillespie


    Cora L Gillespie


    William F Gillespie


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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)

  • Frances H Cole in household of John H Cole, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hester Gillespie in household of Allan Gillespie, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hester Gillespie in household of A C Gillespie, "United States Census, 1940"

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