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Louis Pinkney Cole
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1861
Texas, USA
Death: Jul. 26, 1926
Tempe
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

"Pink," as everyone called him, was born on his father's cattle ranch near San Saba, Texas. In 1865, the family moved to California, then Oregon for a time, then back to California, and then to Globe, Arizona in 1881. "Pink" helped his father in the livery stable and feed business until 1885, when he went to Payson and worked as a cowboy for Houston Brothers. In 1889, he made a deal to run George Gates' cattle on shares, and the Rye and Deer Creek range. In 1893, he bought out Gates at Gisela, and estblished his own Bar T Bar brand. He then married Dora Stewart of Payson by Justice of the Peace Elmo Pyle on Jan. 10, 1893. When they started to have children, they bought a 20-acre ranch in Tempe and moved there. In the late 1890's, a prolonged drought caused many to lose cattle. They cut cottonwood and willow trees for the cattle to eat the leaves. In 1904, it snowed. In 1915, after 30 years on the Tonto range, "Pink" sold to Johnny and Charles Chilson, and retired to Tempe. He was survived by his wife, Dora; four daughters, Mrs. Ney Miles of Miami, Mrs. Kelley Moore of Young, Mrs. Joseph Refsnes of Phoenix, and Mrs. J.B. Riddle of Indiana; and two sons, William of Tempe, and Ben of Miami.

Source: Pioneer and Well Known Cattlemen of Arizona by Roscoe G. Willson

Bio Courtesy of LA Powers 
 
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 Spouse:
  Dora Lee Stewart Cole (1872 - 1969)*
 
 Children:
  Emma L Cole Allen (____ - 1996)*
  Ruth Cole Refsnes (1899 - 1984)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Tempe Double Butte Cemetery
Tempe
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
 
Created by: Sterling Foster
Record added: Feb 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33776056
Louis Pinkney Cole
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Louis Pinkney Cole
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Louis Pinkney Cole
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