Clarence Adrian Cole (1929)
COLE, HULL, KING, ONEAL
Posted By: Linda Brittain
Date: 1/16/2006 at 19:38:43
The Winterset Madisonian
Thursday, September 5, 1929
Page 1, Column 7
Death of C. A. Cole a Former Resident
C. A. Cole, a former Winterset resident, died at his home in Lakeland, Florida, Sunday, August 25. For a number of years Mr. Cole was in the jewelry business here, leaving Winterset for Florida about 20 years ago, where he had since resided. The Lakeland Evening Ledger describes his death and services as follows:
"Lakeland lost one of its most prominent and highly respected citizens Sunday morning at 3:30 o'clock, when Clarence Adrian Cole, aged 73 years, died at his home, 130 Lake Morton drive.
Funeral services were to be held this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the residence, Rev. I. C. Jenkins, pastor of the First church, officiating. The body will be placed in the private retaining vaults in the mausoleum at Roselawn cemetery.
Clarence Adrian Cole was born at Lima, Ohio, December 17, 1855, his parents removing to Bloom- (unreadable) about 20 years ago, he was for some 30 years a successful jeweler at Winterset, Iowa. In 1910 he came to Florida, locating in Lakeland the following year. He was one of the owners of the original Cole & Hull Jewelry store, which was established here in 1912, and at the same time operated several jewelry stores over the state. Mr. Hull disposed of his interest four years later to H. E. Cole. About five years ago, when his health failed, C. A. Cole, as he was generally known, sold out to his nephew, R. H. Cole, and retired from active business.
Mr. Cole, during his business career, was active in civic affairs and was a prominent figure in the business life of the city. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist church and for some years was a member of the official board of the First church. He had taken all degrees in both the York and Scottish Rite branches of freemasonry.
In addition to his widow, Mrs. Bertha O'Neal Cole, whom he married in Des Moines, Iowa, 41 years ago, he is survived by a son, Henry H. Cole, Tampa attorney, two sisters, Mrs. Charles H. King of Lakeland, and Mrs. Alice C. Hull of Plant City, and his brother, H. E. Cole of Lakeland. He also leaves two grandchildren, Perry Adrian Cole and John Alan Cole of Tampa. Another brother, James F. Cole died in Texas about three months ago."
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