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Edward Payne Cole
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Birth: Apr. 22, 1807
Cayuga County
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 9, 1877
Woodville (Porter County)
Porter County
Indiana, USA

Edward Payne Cole married Sally Dillingham in 1829 in Huron Co, Ohio.

They were parents of the following children:
David P 1833-1893,
John C 1836-1905,
Martin VB 1839-1903,
Andrew J b 1841,
Giles E 1844-1864,
Christopher C 1849-1919
Lois Letetia McCorkel 1851-1936 MI

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SUICIDE OF Mr. E. P. COLE

Mr. E. P. Cole, a very early settler 6 miles north of here along the road to Chesterton, where he has lived for 40 years, has had some trouble 3 or 4 years past with Mr. Johon, living near there, feeling grossly wronged but yet averse to lawing; and perhaps had other matters worrying his mind. He had in months past frequently expressed himself so tired of life as to desire to die. He wrote a letter with a pencil, dated 7th of June, which covered one large page, describing how he felt about the course of Johon in perverting and transcending their agreement as to Johon's taking fallen timber from his premises. The other side of that same sheet was partly covered with a writing dated June 8, which was supplemental to the writing of the 7th, and declared his weariness of life and preference for death. Upon another slip of writing dated June 9, he requested R. P. Jones and John P. Cole, his son, to act with Mrs. Sally Cole, his widow, as administrators; said he wished his widow to have all his property for life, except some notions he desired to have distributed to his grandchildren.

After dinner Saturday, the 9th, he told his wife that he was going to the barn to spread some grass to dry, and so went out. Some time elapsed, and Mrs. Cole, on looking out saw cattle near the barn in mischief, and went out to drive them off. While doing this she called to Mr. Cole to come and help, but got no answer. This excited her surprise, and drew attention to the barn door, which she found fastened on the outside in a way that was unusual. She looked in and saw her husband hanging by a log chain, fastened to a pole above the threshing floor, to all appearance dead; and certainly beyond her power alone to rescue. She immediately gave alarm, and John C. Cole, and others soon arrived and took him down. They hoped he was not too far gone to be restored, and used such efforts as they could, but all in vain.

Porter County Vidette - June 14, 1877

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Edward P. Cole

Our notice last week of the death of Mr. Cole, we have since been informed, was incorrect respecting how long and how much he had been worrying about his difference with Mr. Johan, which was really about five months, and not so very grievously. He was concerned about some other things perhaps as much.

Porter County Vidette - June 21, 1877

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Edward P. Cole

Coroner's Inquest Report
State of Indiana, Porter County.

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the 9th day of June, 1877, information was given to me that the body of a dead man had been found in Liberty Township in said state and county hanging in a barn, supposed to have come to his death by suicide, and I thereupon required a jury to be summoned, sworn, and charged to ascertain so far as possible, the cause and circumstances of said death. Witnesses were therefore called and sworn and their material evidence reduced to writing, signed by both said jury and myself and filed in the clerk's office of said county; whereupon said jury made their verdict that the true name of said person is Edward P. Cole; that his age was 70 years; that he was light built, light complexioned, and almost 5 feet and 7 inches high; that he was dressed in common working clothes; and that he had come to his death by hanging by his neck by a chain. As the deceased had family and friends present to care for him, his body was entrusted to their care for burial.

WM. C. PARAMORE, Coroner of Porter County.

Porter County Vidette - June 14, 1877

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Mr Cole was originally buried in the Cole Family cemetery located in the (now) Liberty Bible Church north parking lot. His wife Sally was also buried there. Their bodies were later moved to the Adams cemetery south of Valparaiso where their son Christopher Cole had lots. Source: Tim Cole, Chesterton, IN, Cole family researcher.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sally Dillingham Cole (1810 - 1886)
 
 Children:
  John C Cole (1836 - 1905)*
  Lois Letetia Cole McCorkel (1850 - 1936)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Adams Cemetery
Valparaiso
Porter County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Eva Hopkins
Record added: May 14, 2011
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Edward Payne Cole
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