MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 432
submitted by Phyllis Hazen, Novmeber 26, 2007
Ap 6, 1896 (hand written)
The friends of JOHN H. COLE were greatly surprised to hear of his death which occurred this morning at 8:55 o’clock. The shock was the more severe from the fact that Mr. Cole was on the streets of our city as late as last Saturday afternoon and seemed to be enjoying his usual health. The immediate cause of his death was paralysis, the first stroke of which he suffered on Friday last, but quickly recovered and was thought to have recovered his strength. At an early hour this morning, however, he made a call of distress, but before the occupants of the house could reach his bed chamber he had sunk into a state of unconsciousness, from which he never rallied. He had also been a sufferer for many years with chronic heart trouble.
Deceased was born in Great Barrington, Mass., June 23, 1820, and came west, taking up his residence in this county in 1851. For a few years he kept a hotel, called the Park House on the east side of Court Square, then moved to the farm about two miles from town, on the Iowa City road, where he continued to reside until death. He is survived by one son, Ed. L. Cole.
The funeral will be held from the house, Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o’clock.
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