COLE, Dorlan 1858-1894
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2011 at 09:35:37
Dorlan Adelbert Cole was born September 13th, 1858, and died Friday morning, November 9th, 1894, aged 36 years, 1 month and 26 days.
While the friends of Dorlan had watched closely the progress of disease in his system for the last six weeks, they were not prepared for his departure when it came. Two hours before he drew his last breath he talked to a friend of plans to be carried out when he should be well. But suddenly the messenger called and his spirit took its flight without giving him an opportunity to say good-bye to those in the home. His death occurred at the home of his father, Lyman Cole, in this place. Every service that love and medical skill could devise was rendered, but there was not enough to stay death's power. The funeral service was held in the Methodist church in this city on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, and notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, the large audience and lecture rooms of the church were full to overflowing, while many stood in the aisles and about the doors. A greater attestation of friendship is not often seen in any community. Dorlan Cole may have had his faults, as we all have; but he had virtues worthy of emulation. A more affectionate son was never known; he was a friend true to his friends, a lover of his country, and a supporter of the interests of the community. Besides the saddened father and mother, with whom he has always lived with the exception of one or two brief periods, two brothers and two sisters mourn this, the first death in their family. His body was laid to rest in Rose Hill cemetery to await the Master's call.
--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 November 1894
In the obituary notice of Mr. Dorlan Cole we erred in stating that his remains were laid at rest in Rose Hill cemetery. We should have said Fairview.
--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 November 1894
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