|Birth: ||Mar. 16, 1883|
|Death: ||Apr. 15, 1953|
Son of John William and Mary F. (Pursley) Cole.
Elmer Charles Cole, 70, of Wilkinson Addition, Godfrey township, died at 12:35 a. m. today In St. Joseph's Hospital less than 24 hours after he had been moved there by ambulance. He had been ill since last Thursday.
Cole, a retired gardner at Montlcello College, had resided In Alton area since 1920, and had been at 556 Highland Ave., previous to moving two years ago to the Wilkinson Addition, home.
He was born March 16, 1883, at Robertsville, Mo.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Loretta Cole; four daughters, Mrs. Effie Edwards, Mrs. Bernice Enos and Mrs. Marjorle Drusty, Alton, and Mrs. Emma Henderson, Pacific, Mo., three sons, Ray and Charles Alton and Harold of Wood River; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Barber, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Dolly Short, St. Louis, Mo., and eight grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday at Staten funeral home by the Rev. William F. Bohn, pastor of First Baptist Church, East Alton. Burial will be in Upper
Alton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m.
Alton Evening Telegraph -- April 15, 1953, Wednesday, page 23
Luretta Bay Cole (1878 - 1966)*
Effie Cole Weeks (1904 - 2004)*
Emma Meta Cole Anderson (1906 - 2002)*
Mary Frances Cole Frazer (1909 - 1935)*
Ray E. Cole (1911 - 1984)*
Charles R Cole (1914 - 1990)*
Marjorie Alvina Cole Trusty (1916 - 1998)*
Bernice B. Cole Enos (1916 - 2004)*
Created by: Bev Mundy
Record added: Jan 23, 2012
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