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Moses Cole
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Birth: Jul. 17, 1819
Death: Dec. 5, 1900

Husband of Mary McLAUGHLIN.
Moses Cole, one of the most influential farmers in the county, met with a terrible death at his home in Washington township, one and a half miles west of Buck Creek, at 5:30 o'clock last evening. He was gored and trampled to death by an infuriated bull.

From his obituary posted in the Lafayette Daily Courier, December 10, 1900.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana 1888, pg. 369-370.

MOSES COLE, one of the leading men of Tippecanoe County, residing on section 31, Washington Township, is a native of Lorain County, Ohio, born in the vicinity of Cleveland, a son of PETER and MARY (REDFORD) COLE, who were natives of the State of New York, and of Dutch ancestry. The parents were reared in their native State, and at an early day came to Ohio. In 1831 they removed with their family to Champaign County, Ohio, where they lived some three years. In 1834 they came to Tippecanoe County, where they spent the first winter at Davison's Ferry. The following spring they settled in Washington Township, and for some time lived on rented land. The father then bought a tract of eighty acres in White County, Indiana, on which he lived several years, then sold his land, and removed to Terre Haute, where he died at the age of seventy-two years. His wife died at about the same age. Both are buried in Union cemetery, Washington Township, this county. They were worthy and consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal church, and were respected by all who knew them. They were the parents of eleven children, of whom only three are living at the present time - MOSES, whose name heads this sketch; JAMES also of Washington Township, and MARY, wife of M.F. JOHNSON, of Fair Oaks, Indiana. MOSES COLE was born July 17, 1819, and was fifteen years of age when he accompanied his parents to this county. The first year he spent in the county working by the month for $15 a month. He saved his earnings, and in 1847 he had accumulated sufficient to purchase eighty acres of heavily timbered land in Washington Township, and here he hewed a home out of the forest. He was married in 1848 to Miss MARY McLAUGHLIN, a daughter of WILLIAM McLAUGHLIN, and one of eleven children born to this union, seven still survive-CATHERINE J., ANN ELIZA, WILLIAM, SETH, MARY, SARAH and FRANK. MOSES, ELIZABETH E., IDA MAY and CORA are deceased. Mr. COLE has been very successful in his agricultural pursuits, and to this original purchase he has added from time to time until he now has 340 acres of fine land well improved and under a high state of cultivation, his farm being considered one of the best in his township. His house is comfortable and commodious, and his barns are large and conveniently arranged for his stock and grain. A wind-mill on the place furnishes the water power for the farm. He is an active and enterprising citizen, and has built at his own expense a half mile of pike. He is a self-made man, commencing for himself without a dollar, and by his own unaided efforts has secured his large property. His is a man of cordial manners, genial in disposition, and during his residence in the county has made many warm friends. He has been identified with the county fifty-three years. Politically he is a Republican. 
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  Mary McLaughlin Cole (1828 - 1909)
  Seth Cole (1855 - 1935)*
  Mary A. Cole Retterath (1858 - 1926)*
*Calculated relationship
North Union Cemetery
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA
Created by: L. A. (Terry)
Record added: Feb 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18062642
Moses Cole
Added by: L. A. (Terry)
Moses Cole
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