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Ida Pearle Cole Britton
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Birth: Jun. 21, 1886
Wathena
Doniphan County
Kansas, USA
Death: May 28, 1959
Sheldon
O'Brien County
Iowa, USA

My grandmother at age 18 went on the train to the University of Chicago where she went to school for eight weeks. She came back to Nebraska and then taught school. She had two big boys in the one room school house from the same family. She was afraid of them although they never did give her any trouble, and she knew that if they had, their father would have taken care of them. However, for many years she had nightmares about those two boys.
My grandmother was very bright. She liked routine. When she was crocheting, she would sit down in the afternoon and crochet one square. My grandmother was a very talented lady. She was a wonderful cook. She was an avid reader and belonged to a book club for many years. She had an old treadle sewing machine on which she sewed my sister's and my clothes. She even made our coats.
Grandma was very stylish. She liked to look attractive and knew how to pick out clothes that looked well on her.
Grandma kept a large garden (I mean LARGE). One day we looked out the window and there was a mother skunk with seven babies in a row behind her walking through her garden.
When they remodeled their bathroom, we loved having the huge room in which to visit. We liked Grandma's bright red Teel to brush our teeth with which we didn't have a home.
Grandma was active in the Eastern Star. She would refer to the other members as "the girls." She was an officer and as they marched in, she would say to herself, "I have to suck in my gut."
She liked to travel and see the sites. She enjoyed going out west to visit her sons.




 
 
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 Parents:
  Jeremiah Cole (1848 - 1909)
  Elizabeth Ling Cole (1849 - 1906)
 
 Spouse:
  Fred Glenn Britton (1886 - 1951)
 
 Children:
  Glenn D Britton (1913 - 1997)*
 
 Sibling:
  Charles Henry Cole (1878 - 1963)*
  Ida Pearle Cole Britton (1886 - 1959)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Roseland Cemetery
Sanborn
O'Brien County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Sally Shreeve
Record added: Mar 26, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107361340
Ida Pearle <i>Cole</i> Britton
Added by: Sally Shreeve
 
Ida Pearle <i>Cole</i> Britton
Added by: Sally Shreeve
 
Ida Pearle <i>Cole</i> Britton
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Wonderful grandmother
- Sally
 Added: Feb. 7, 2015
 
 
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