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Thomas Fletcher Cole
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Birth: Oct. 21, 1869
Pope County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1960
Pope County
Arkansas, USA

T.F. Cole Dies In Arkansas

Funeral services for Thomas F. Cole, well-known former Rock Springs resident and justice of peace, will be held Wednesday at the Cumberland Presbyterian church in Russellville, Ark.

Mr. Cole, who celebrated his 90th birthday in October, died Sunday at his home in Russellville. Masonic rites will be held for Mr. Cole, and he will be buried in the Crossroads cemetery beside his mother.

Mrs. Cole's son, George Balcom of Milwaukee, will attend the funeral.

Married in Denver, Mr. Cole came to Rock Springs about 1930, leaving the city in the spring of 1959 to return to his native Arkansas.

Mr. Cole served 12 years as justice of the peace in Rock Springs prior to his retirement. In his lifetime he worked fro several newspapers, including the Rock Springs Daily Rocket-Miner where he was circulation manager. He also was a railroad detective and train guard at the time Bill Carlisle was engaged in stopping Union Pacific trains.

He was a life member of the Masonic lodge in Denver, and the Odd Fellows lodge in Colorado.

Survivors are his wife, Effie; a stepson, George Balcom; and several nieces and nephews.
Source: Rock Springs Daily Rocket, Jan 26, 1960, via this contributor.
Family links: 
  James Cole (1826 - 1869)
  Rebecca Vinson Koen (1834 - 1885)
  Effie Niven Cole (1887 - 1964)
  James Gable Cole (1856 - 1910)*
  Rebecca Jane Cole Lemley (1861 - 1893)*
  Mary Ann Cole Burris (1862 - 1878)*
  Thomas Fletcher Cole (1869 - 1960)
*Calculated relationship
Crossroads Cemetery
Pope County
Arkansas, USA
Created by: Dee Burris Blakley
Record added: Jun 29, 2010
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Thomas Fletcher Cole
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