Thomas COLE

Male 1843 - 1921  (78 years)


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  • Name Thomas COLE 
    Born 10 Jan 1843  OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Birth date calculated from age at death, death certificate shows age at death as 78y,11m,29d; which calculates to 12/14/1842.
    Gender Male 
    DNA Match Kennon DNA  [2
    Cen-Head 15 Jun 1880  Washington Township, Taylor, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1880 census at Washington Township, Taylor, IA shows: Thomas, age 37, farmer, born Ohio, parents born Ohio; Lydia age 32, housekeeper, born Canada, parents born Canada; Ellen, age 11, born IL; Arvilla, age 8, born Iowa; Thomas, age 6, born IA, John, age 4, born IA; Nettie May, age 2/12, born IA.
    1880 Census
    1880 Census
    Thomas and Lydia (Kilborn) Cole
    Cen-Head 1885  Washington Township, Taylor, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 1885 Iowa State census at Washington Township, Taylor, IA shows: Thomas, male, 42, born OH, farmer; Liddia, female, 37, born Canada. Children, all born Taylor Co. IA: Ellen, 16; Arvilla, 12; Thomas, 9; John, 7; Nettie, 4; Ann, 2; Allen, 0.
    1885 Census
    1885 Census
    Thomas and Lydia (Kilborn) Cole
    Cen-Head 1895  Washington Township, Taylor, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 1895 Iowa State Census at Washington Township, Taylor, IA shows: Thomas, 52, b. OH; Lydia, 47, b. Canada. The children, all born inTaylor Co. Iowa are: Thomas, 19; John, 17; Nellie, 14; Anna, 12; William, 10; Bert, 8; Ada, 5.
    Cen-Head 13 Jun 1900  Washington Township, Taylor, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1900 census at Washington Township, Taylor, IA shows: Thomas, born Jan 1843, age 57, farmer, married 33 yrs, born OH, parents born OH/OH; Lydia, born Aug 1847, age 52, b. Canada, parents born Can/Can, to US "end of 1865", 12 children/9 living. Children, all born IA, parents born OH/Can: John E., born May 1877, age 23; L. Anna, born May 1882, 18; Allen R., born Mar 1884, 16; Bert B., born Mar 1886, 14; Addie O., born Nov 1889, 10.
    1900 Census
    1900 Census
    Thomas and Lydia (Kilborn) Cole
    Cen-Head 02 May 1910  Holt Township, Taylor, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 1910 census at Holt Township, Taylor, IA shows: Thomas Cole, 67, married 44 years, b. OH parents b. OH/OH, farmer; Lydia N., 63, 12 children born / 9 living, b. Canada (English speaking), parents b. US/US; Bert B. , 24, listed as head within same household, married 3 years, farmer, Rubye E., 24, wife, 2 children born / 1 living, b. IA, parents b. OH/England; James R., 2, b. IA, parents b. IA/IA.
    1910 Census
    1910 Census
    Thomas and Lydia (Kilborn) Cole
    Cen-Head 07 Jan 1920  Gravity, Taylor, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 1920 census at Gravity, Taylor, IA show Thomas Cole, 76, b. OH, parents b. OH/OH, farmer; Lida C., 73, b. CANADA (E); parents b. CANADA (E)/NY.
    Died 12 Dec 1921  Washington Township, Gravity, Taylor, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8, 9
    Buried 18 Dec 1921  Washington Cemetery, Gravity, Taylor, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Memorial
    Memorial
    Mother Lydia
    1847 - 1923

    Father Thomas
    1843 - 1921
    Obituary 22 Dec 1921  [10
    • Bedford Free Press
      December 22, 1921 p. 3

      Thos. Cole Passes Away
      Thomas Cole passed away at his home here Monday evening about six o'clock after a brief illness. While not in the best of health for some time before his death, he was able to be about most of the time.

      The funeral service will likely not be held until late in the week as a son, John Cole of Loma, Montana, is coming and the body will be held until he arrives.

      Gravity Independent

      Thomas Cole has lived in this section of Taylor County more than a half century. He is survived by his companion and a large family of children, all with homes of their own. Before moving to Gravity he lived on a farm northwest of town. He was 78 years, 11 months and 20 days old at the time of his death. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family.
    Reference Number 431 
    Reference Number 62 
    Person ID I431  mm
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2017 

    Father Ezekiel T. COLE,   b. 20 Mar 1814, Wayne Township, Jefferson, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1851, Wethersfield Township, Henry, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Mother Mariah Jane SMITH,   b. 14 May 1815, Alexandria, Arlington, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Sep 1891, Howard Township, Wayne, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 03 Feb 1837  Harrison Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F328  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Nadomia KILBORN,   b. 22 Aug 1847, CANADA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Oct 1923, Washington Township, Gravity, Taylor, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 03 Jul 1867  Toulon, Stark, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ellen Louise COLE,   b. 06 Mar 1868, Henry Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1946, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Violet COLE,   b. Bef 1900,   d. Bef 1900  (Age < 0 years)
    +3. Arvilla Belle COLE,   b. 25 Feb 1872, Gravity, Taylor, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1954, Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +4. Thomas M. COLE,   b. Oct 1875,   d. 07 Apr 1951  (Age ~ 75 years)
    +5. Nettie May COLE,   b. 06 May 1880, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1968, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +6. Anna COLE,   b. 14 May 1882, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jun 1958, VanNuys, Los Angeles, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +7. Allen Roy COLE,   b. 09 Mar 1884, Taylor Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1977, Bedford, Taylor, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +8. Bert Boyd COLE,   b. 05 Mar 1886, Bedford, Taylor, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1964, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +9. John E. COLE,   b. 09 May 1877, Bedford, Taylor, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Mar 1953  (Age 75 years)
    +10. Ada O. COLE,   b. 05 Nov 1889, Gravity, Taylor, IA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jan 1843 - OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 03 Jul 1867 - Toulon, Stark, IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCen-Head - 15 Jun 1880 - Washington Township, Taylor, IA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCen-Head - 1885 - Washington Township, Taylor, IA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCen-Head - 1895 - Washington Township, Taylor, IA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCen-Head - 13 Jun 1900 - Washington Township, Taylor, IA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCen-Head - 02 May 1910 - Holt Township, Taylor, IA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCen-Head - 07 Jan 1920 - Gravity, Taylor, IA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Dec 1921 - Washington Township, Gravity, Taylor, IA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 Dec 1921 - Washington Cemetery, Gravity, Taylor, IA Link to Google Earth
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    Thomas Cole
    Thomas Cole
    Cole Family
    Cole Family
    Thomas, Ada, Lydia

  • Notes 


    • LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THOMAS COLE

      I, Thomas Cole of Gravity, Iowa, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, but knowing that life is uncertain, do hereby make, publish and declare this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills, by me at any time here-to-fore made.
      Paragraph One: I first will and direct that all my just and lawful debts, including funeral charges and expenses of my last sickness, be paid in full.
      Paragraph Two: After payment of above I will, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife, Lydia Cole, a life estate in all my property, both real and personal, with authority to manage, control and collect the rent and profits derived from the same during her natural life, but with no authority to sell the same or any portion thereof. This bequest to my said wife being in lieu of all dower rights given her by law.
      Paragraph Three: After the death of my said wife, I will devise and bequeath all my property, both real and personal, that I may own or have an interest in as follows:
      (a) Whereas, I have assisted and helped my two sons, T.M. Cole and Bert B. Cole, in sums greater in amount than their portions would be should I give them each an equal share in my estate with the rest of my children, I therefore will and direct that neither said T.M. Cole nor Bert B. Cole have or derive any interest whatever in my said estate; it being my intention that neither one of them shall participate in said estate, and they are not willed anything.
      (b) And whereas, I have assisted and helped my daughter Ellen L. Laws, it is also my will, and I so direct that she be barred from participating in my said estate, and she is not willed anything, and she is to have no interest whatever therein.
      (c) And whereas, I have helped and assisted my son, John E. Cole, in sums of money and other acts of assistance aggregating about twenty-four hundred dollars, it is my will, and I so direct, that my said son, John E. Cole, be given, devised and bequeathed an undivided one-sixth of my estate, less said twenty-four hundred dollars.
      (d) It is my will and I so devise, bequeath and direct, that all the balance of my estate, after making the distributions as directed above, be equally divided between my children, Arvilla Crawford, Mattie M. Robinson, Anna Neff, Allen R. Cole, and Ada Brillhart, share and share alike, it being my intention that my last five named children shall share equally in the balance of my estate after making the distributions as directed above.
      Paragraph Four: It is my will and I hereby appoint my son-in-law, Elmer Crawford, executor of this my last will and testament.
      In witness whereof, I have signed my name, to the above will, at Bedford , Iowa, this 14th day of June 1920.

      Signed: Thomas Cole
      Witness: O. J. Kirkeleg
      ?? Meikle [11]

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Iowa Death Certificate, Death certificate # 87-049. Informant, Tuck Cole of Loma, Montana.

    2. [S1] MKM, Compiler: McGoldrick, Mary Kennon, ancestry.com.

    3. [S88] 1880 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1880, Ancestry Date, 2010).

    4. [S263] Taylor County Iowa Census, Compiler: O'Dell, Pat, (http://www.rootsweb.com/~iataylor/, 1998).

    5. [S90] 1900 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1900, Ancestry Date, 2004).

    6. [S91] 1910 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1910, Ancestry Date, 2006).

    7. [S92] 1920 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1920, Ancestry Date, 2010).

    8. [S73] Leureta Crawford Raff Letter, Raff, Leureta Crawford, (1983).

    9. [S24] Iowa Newspaper Index, O'Dell, Pat, (copyright 2000), Bedford papers.

    10. [S375] Taylor Co., Iowa GenWeb.

    11. [S179] Thomas Cole will, (6/14/1920).