Annie Augusta <I>King</I> Cole

Annie Augusta King Cole

Birth
Maine, USA
Death 3 Jan 1913 (aged 76)
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Memorial ID 137408551 · View Source
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Annie was married twice, first to Andrew Lawton.

From the Congressional Cemetery Archives:

Cole. Suddenly on January 3, 1913 at the Toronto apartment house of pneumonia, Mrs. Annie A. Cole, daughter of the late Horatio King. Funeral service at her late residence, 1730 Massachusetts northwest tomorrow Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Interment private.

The Evening Star, January 3, 1913, p. 9
Mrs. Annie Cole Dies After Brief Illness


Daughter of the Late Horatio King Was Stricken While Visiting Friends Mrs. Annie A. Cole, daughter of the late Horatio King, former Postmaster General, died this morning at the apartment of the Misses Tilestone in the Toronto after an illness of several days. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock at her late residence, 1730 Massachusetts avenue northwest. Burial will be in Glenwood cemetery.

While visiting the Misses Tileston Monday, Mrs. Cole was suddenly taken ill. Her condition soon became so serious that it was deemed inadvisable to remove her to her home. Mrs. Cole died about daybreak this morning.

At her bedside when the end came were her brother, Gen. Horatio C. King of New York, her niece, Mrs. Grace H. Mesnard and the Misses Tileston.

Mrs. Cole had been prominent in Washington society. During Buchanan's administration she took a prominent part in the social life of the city. Mrs. Cole married twice. Mr. Cole, who was at one time lieutenant governor of Oregon and postmaster of Portland, died several years ago. Since the death of her daughter by her first marriage, Miss Mary Lawton, in 1911, Mrs. Cole has been in failing health.

The Evening Star, January 7, 1913, p. 4
Will of Annie A. Cole
Sums Set Apart for Two Memorial Windows in Cathedral


The will of Annie A. Cole dated September 6, 1911 has been filed for probate. As a memorial to her daughter she leaves $5,000 for a window to be placed in the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul in this city. A like sum is provided for a memorial window for herself in the same edifice.

The Columbia Polytecnic Institute for the Blind is given $5,000; the Home for the Blind at 915 E street, $2,500, and the Tiflofilo on East Capitol street, $2,500. Other bequests include $2,000 to Annie King Blanchars of Portland, Me.; $500 each to the children of Horatio C. and Essie H. King of Brooklyn, N.Y.; $500 to the children of Henry F. and Florence H. King of Cambridge, Mass.; $500 to Isabel C. Lawton of Waterbury, Conn.; $5 each to Grace H. Mesnard, Sue H. White, Kate H. Soles and Mrs. S. Brown. Watson F. Clark, one of the executors is given $1,000.

The remaining estate is devised to the Protestant Episcopal diocese of Washington for the building fund of the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul. Watson F. Clark and the Union Trust Company are named as executors.


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  • Created by: Krista Al Qirim
  • Added: 18 Oct 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 137408551
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Annie Augusta King Cole (11 Apr 1836–3 Jan 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 137408551, citing Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Krista Al Qirim (contributor 46948224) .