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COLE, Guy 1888-1914


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/13/2015 at 12:53:58

Guy Cole Succumbs To Typhoid Fever

Died Tuesday Following Long Sickness

Funeral Is This Afternoon

Guy Cole died at his home in this city Tuesday afternoon at 3:1 following a seven weeks illness with typhoid pneumonia. Funeral services conducted by Rev. J. C. Curry are being held at the Baptist church this afternoon. Interment will be made in Clark's cemetery.

Guy Cole was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Cole of this city. He was born in Morrison and had he lived until the 31st of next May he would have been twenty-six years old. Guy's parents moved to Grundy Center when he was very young and he lived here the largest share of the time up to the time of his death. As a boy everyone in town knew Guy and they became attached to him and this attachment in a large measure remained during the years that he grew to manhood and after he reached manhood's estate. This feeling of kindly regard was manifested in a large measure through the many beautiful floral gifts that came from friends.

Guy's condition from the first was considered serious. He made a good fight to overcome the ravages of the disease which took hold of him but he was unable to win. He was conscious up to the time of his death.

Guy was married to Miss Marie Carter at Marion two years ago. One child a son, now nine months old came from this union. The son and young wife, the father and mother are the immediate surviving relatives and they have the undivided sympathy of the community in their bereavement.

Out of town parties at the funeral are Fred Small and wife from Cedar Rapids, Mrs. L. Hickson of Reinbeck, Miss Wanda Barrack of Cedar Rapids, H. C. Downey from Little Rock and Bert Page from Hampton.

--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 January 1914, pg 1


Obituary-Guy Cole

Leland Guy Cole, only son of Edwin and Emma Morrison Cole, was born at Morrison, Iowa, May the 31st, 1888. When he was three years of age his parents moved to Grundy Center, Ia., which has practically been his home ever since.

He was married at Marion, Iowa, May the 30th 1912 to Marie Carter of Charles City, Ia., to this union there was born one child Dono, on April the 20th, 1913.

Guy as he was known and called by his friends and companions had a struggle most of his life, as when a child of 5 years had rheumatism which left him with a valvular trouble of the heart, thus physically life was handicapped, yet with courage and cheerfulness he battled with life until he was able to pass the quarter century mark.

Typhoid fever took hold of him last December but his constitution was unable to stand the ravages of such disease. On the morning of January the 20th he began to sink rapidly, about noon realizing his situation he called for his physician and wanted to know what were his chances and when told the odds were against him, he asked for his parents and gave to them his parting message and also requested his father to bid the boys good-bye for him.

Then asked for his pastor, who asked him if he could repent and trust his soul with a Christ who died for him, he answered in the affirmative. After listening to the minister pray and quote passages of scripture for several minutes. Then looking up into his fathers face said, "pa do you love me". He closed his eyes and passed away as quietly as a babe asleep in his mothers arms.

--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 January 1914, pg 1


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