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COLE, Edwin C. 1858-1925


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/24/2015 at 09:17:54

E. C. Cole, one of Grundy county's best known citizens, passed away at 4:35 Monday morning, Nov. 30th, 1925, at the University hospital at Iowa City where he had been for the past six or seven weeks taking treatments for dropsy and hardening of the arteries.

Earlier in the summer, Ed, as he was familiarly known among his friends, went to Iowa City for treatment and was there about five weeks. Returning home, he felt quite hopeful that he had found relief that would eventually return him to good health.

After being at home for some time he returned to the hospital for further treatment, still being hopeful of permanent relief, but evidently the disease had become so fastened upon his system that medical skill could do him but little good and he passed away early Monday morning at the age of 67 years.

Mr. Cole was born in Carroll county, Ill., in 1858, and came to Grundy county with his parents when a small boy and he has lived in this county ever since.

For a number of years and previous to the coming of the automobile Mr. Cole was engaged in the livery business here, and he also bought and shipped horses. Retiring from that line of work a few years ago, he conducted a pool hall here for a few years until selling out about a year ago.

He leaves besides his wife and one grandchild, one sister, Mrs. W. R. Laybourn, of this city. Their only child, a son, died in 1914.

Mrs. Morck, of Minneapolis had gone to Iowa City a few days before Mr. Cole's death and she will be here to attend the funeral. The remains were brought here for the funeral which took place from the home at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon.

Charles Edwin Cole was born May 10th, 1858, in Carroll county, Illinois. He was the son of Phineas and Irena Cole Clark, who have long preceded him in death.

With his parents he came to Iowa, and to Grundy county in 1860, when he was but two years of age.

Since that time he has almost continuously lived here. Coming here in 1860, he could be counted as one of the early settlers of Grundy Center. His long residence here gave him a large circle of friends and acquaintances who will miss him now that he has gone from our midst.

He was of a strong, robust constitution. About two years ago he began to speak of his condition and this continued until the past summer, when he began to fail rapidly. All that medical skill could do was done, until he passed away Monday morning at 4 o'clock at Iowa City, University hospital.

He leaves behind to mourn his loss Mrs. Emma Morrison Cole and his grandson, Donald, who makes his home with his grandparents, and one sister, Mrs. W. R. Laybourn. His son, Guy, preceded him in death 12 years this January.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 December 1925, pg 1


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