William Cole

11 December 1828–13 March 1911 (Age 82)
Cradley, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Cole was born on 11 December 1828, in Cradley, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Cole, was 29 and his mother, Mary James, was 28. He married Elizabeth Sarah Jenkins about 1855, in Buckland Monachorum, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Saint Marychurch, Devon, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 13 March 1911, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Nephi City Cemetery, Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

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William Cole
Emma Jenkins
Marriage: 29 September 1857
William Cole Jr
James Edward Cole
Emma Eliza Cole
Sarah Elizabeth Cole
Edgar Cole
Wilford Jenkins Cole
Cora Ella Cole
Mary Ann Cole
David Jenkins Cole
Urban Cole
Claude Vivian Cole
Richard Roscoe Cole
Edna Cole
Clara Dell Cole
Ruby Cole

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    29 September 1857Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: John Broadhead BIRTH 1827 DEATH 1829 (aged 1–2) BURIAL Nephi City Cemetery Nephi, Juab County, Utah, USA MEMORIAL ID 185951302 · View Source
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 26
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    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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    William Cole Find a Grave Memorial

    William Cole BIRTH 11 Dec 1828 Cradley, Herefordshire Unitary Authority, Herefordshire, England DEATH 13 Mar 1911 (aged 82) Nephi, Juab County, Utah, USA BURIAL Nephi City Cemetery Nephi, Juab County …

    Sources (48)

    • William Cole, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • William Cole in entry for James Edward Cole, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • William Cole, "United States Census, 1880"

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