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Robert W. Cole
Mallory Twp.

Robert W. Cole, farmer and speculator, P.O. Colesburg, was a son of James and Rhoda Salina (Phelps) Cole, natives of England and New York respectively. They located in Clayton County, Ia., at an early day. James died in 1878. Robert was born in Colesburg, Ia. July 7, 1854; he has been educated in the district schools of the State, and at the Normal School at Galena, Ill. In 1876 he married Mary, daughter of Philip and Catherine (Brown) Hansel, natives of Pennsylvania, who came to Iowa in 1845, and are now living on a farm adjoining Mr. Coles. Mary was born in Iowa, Oct. 8, 1859. By the above marriage there are two children-- James P., born Sept. 18, 1877; Thomas Raymond, born March 15, 1881. Mr. Cole is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, an Mrs. Cole, of the United Brethren church. Mr. Cole owns 201 acres of fine land. He lives on section 20, and has a fine home. He votes the Republican ticket.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 916
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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