Francis Eugene Cole

2 April 1935–12 September 2002 (Age 67)
Call, Newton, Texas, United States

The Life of Francis Eugene

When Francis Eugene Cole was born on 2 April 1935, in Call, Newton, Texas, United States, his father, Laney Cole, was 42 and his mother, Martha Frances "Fanny" Bennight, was 30. He died on 12 September 2002, in Buna, Jasper, Texas, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Buna, Jasper, Texas, United States.

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Francis Eugene Cole
Matilda Mae Premeaux

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    Martha Frances "Fanny" Bennight




World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 14

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1954 · Right to Serve on Juries

Age 19

In 1954, women finally won the right to serve on juries.

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)

  • Francis Eugine Cole, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Gene Cole, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Francis Eugene Cole in entry for Donna Gail Cole, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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