Thornton Mason Cole

7 December 1867–26 January 1953 (Age 85)
Carrollton, Greene, Illinois, United States

The Life of Thornton Mason

When Thornton Mason Cole was born on 7 December 1867, in Carrollton, Greene, Illinois, United States, his father, Dr. Richard Samuel Cole, was 49 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Belew, was 28. He married Norah Amanda Boyd on 2 March 1890, in Ralls, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Jasper Township, Ralls, Missouri, United States for about 40 years. He died on 26 January 1953, in Center, Ralls, Missouri, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Olivet Cemetery, Center Township, Ralls, Missouri, United States.

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Thornton Mason Cole
Mary Elizabeth Jenks
Marriage: 16 March 1898
Charles Thornton Cole
William Everette Cole

Spouse and Children

16 March 1898
Center, Ralls, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Dr. Richard Samuel Cole


    Elizabeth Ann Belew




World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Age 4

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Thornton M Cole, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thorton M Cole, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thornton M Cole in household of R S Cole, "United States Census, 1880"

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