Clara Cole

Brief Life History of Clara

When Clara Cole was born in July 1887, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Jacob Wright Cole , Sr., was 39 and her mother, Johnnie Franklin Starks, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Wright Cole , Sr.
1847–1903
Johnnie Franklin Starks
1864–1912
Eddie Cole
1880–
Jacob "Wright" Cole Jr
1885–1968
Clara Cole
1887–
Obera Cole
1887–
Elma Cole
1889–
Curtis Cole
1893–
Elizabeth Cole
1895–
Mayme Ola Cole
1900–1963
Franklin Cole
1903–1903

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    World Events (3)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    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.

    1890 · Woman's Suffrage

    An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.

    1931 · The Parthenon is Built

    In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 

    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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