Esther Cole

Female2 September 1863–18 June 1948

Brief Life History of Esther

When Esther Cole was born on 2 September 1863, in Hale Township, Jones, Iowa, United States, her father, John A. Cole, was 37 and her mother, Rebecca Bumgardner, was 27. She married Rev. Reuben Alexander Moffett on 5 June 1889, in Olin, Jones, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Loveland, Larimer, Colorado, United States in 1910 and Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1920. She died on 18 June 1948, in Concordia, Cloud, Kansas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Olin, Jones, Iowa, United States.

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Rev. Reuben Alexander Moffett
Esther Cole
Marriage: 5 June 1889
Paul Moffett
Mark C. Moffett

Sources (13)

  • Ester Cole in household of John Cole, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Esther Cole - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Esther Cole
  • Etta D Cole, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 June 1889Olin, Jones, Iowa, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.


    Age 7

    Historical Boundaries: 1870: Cloud, Kansas, United States


    Age 23

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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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