Biography - Clarence Cole

Clarence E. COLE, insurance agent, Hillsboro, was born in Sussex County, N. J., April 30, 1848; son of John S. and Elizabeth (PADDOCK) COLE, he a farmer, born in Sussex County, N. J., October 6, 1806, and came to this State with his family in 1849, and died August 30, 1880; she born in Sussex County, N. J., about 1813, and died in this county November 13, 1877. They had one son and three daughters. Subject was educated at Hillsboro Academy, began life as a farmer, continued assuch for fifteen years, commenced the insurance business in 1875, and how enjoys a very fair business. He married at Nokomis, October 10, 1871, Fannie E. ELLIS, daughter of D. B. ELLIS, a Virginian, born at Princeton, Ill., February 24, 1850, and died August 13, 1878. The result of this union was Gracie E., born August 25, 1872; John E., born January 16, 1874, and Floy A., born September 15, 1876. Mr. COLE's second marriage took place at St. Louis April 21, 1880, when he married Miss Eunice E.GARRETTSON, born at Marion, Linn Co., Iowa, February 24, 1860, and daughter of G. W. GARRETTSON, of Marion, Iowa. Mr. COLE is a Republican, and enlisted in the Federal army in April, 1864, as drummer of Company H, One Hundred and Forty-third Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and served six months under Col. Dudley C. SMITH, of Shelbyville, Ill.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 101-102.

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