Earnest COLE

12 March 1874–18 July 1961 (Age 87)
Decatur, Van Buren, Michigan, United States

The Life of Earnest

Earnest COLE was born on 12 March 1874, in Decatur, Van Buren, Michigan, United States as the son of William Cole and Elizabeth Lucas. He married Sadie Isadore Jennings on 1 January 1908, in Lawrence, Van Buren, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died on 18 July 1961, in Paw Paw, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Decatur, Van Buren, Michigan, United States.

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Earnest COLE
Sadie Isadore Jennings
Marriage: 1 January 1908
Paul Cole

Spouse and Children

1 January 1908
Lawrence, Van Buren, Michigan, United States


    Paul Cole


Parents and Siblings

    William Cole


    Elizabeth Lucas




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

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.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 5

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 24

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Earnist Cole, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Earnest Cole, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Earnest Cole, "United States Census, 1930"

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