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 Charles Henry “Charlie” Cole, Sr

Charles Henry “Charlie” Cole, Sr

Birth
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 14 Aug 1906 (aged 59)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot 2
Memorial ID 28417174 · View Source
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Son of Job and Hannah (Frye) Cole. Husband of Mary (Ball) Cole.
Born in Plymouth and moved to South Boston during the 1850s where he lived most of his life.
Graduated from Boston High School.
Married at the E. Street Congregational Church in South Boston on November 9, 1870 by the Rev. Edward A. Rand.
He was a bank president and a treasurer of the Algonquin Club of Boston. He was a member of the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
In 1895 Mayor Edwin U. Curtis selected Charlie to be on his commission to investigate and report upon the municipal finances in Boston and to give advice as to what adjustments should be made.
He was an incorporator and director of the United States Oil Company; in 1896 he became a director of the Salmon Gold Mining Company, with mines in Lemhi County, Idaho; in 1899 he became a incorporator and director of the Santa Fe Gold and Copper Mining Company, with mines in San Pedro, Santa Fe County, New Mexico; also in 1899 became an incorporator of the United States Mining Company, with mines in the Bingham District (West Mountain District) Salt Lake County, Utah.

“What is possible in the life of a man endowed with intelligence and laudable ambition and intent upon the faithful performance of the duty of the hour, appears in the achievements of Mr. Charles H. Cole…His life has been a remarkably busy one, and he now is a director in a number of business and financial concerns besides being Chairman of the Board of Sinking Fund Commissioners of the City of Boston, and Treasurer of the widely known Algonquin Club.” - Dickerman’s United States Treasury and Counterfeit Detector, October, 1899.

"I know him, his career, and what he has done. I know the bankers and financiers of Wall and State streets, their careers, and what they have done; and I am ready to say that Charlie Cole can have the use of my pocket-book and my confidence when he returns to State Street, while there are at least one hundred financiers of the very highest standing in Wall and State streets-men in control of insurance companies, banks, trust companies, and corporations-whom I would not allow to get to either except by brute force after a tussle." - Spoken by Thomas W. Lawson, November, 1904.

Cole Road in Hingham is named in his honor.

He died from tuberculosis (acute general) and pneumonia at St. Margaret's Hospital in Louisburg Square, Boston. His funeral was held at his home on Otis Street in Hingham.
Originally interred at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Mattapan.
Undertaker: Frederick L. Briggs

1850 U.S. Census:
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1860 U.S. Census:
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1870 U.S. Census:
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1880 U.S. Census:
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1900 U.S. Census:
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COLE
CHARLES H. COLE 1847‒1906
MARY L. BALL HIS WIFE 1851‒1918
E. MORTON COLE 1873‒1892
FRED S. COLE 1878 ‒ 1883
EDWARD BALL COLE 1879‒1918
MAJOR U.S.M.C. BURIED AT BELLEAU WOODS, FRANCE
CHARLES H. COLE 1871‒1952
GRACE F. BLANCHARD HIS WIFE 1883‒1949

Gravesite Details Section F, Lot 27, Plot 2.

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  • Created by: John A. Anderson
  • Added: 20 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28417174
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Henry “Charlie” Cole, Sr (5 Jan 1847–14 Aug 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28417174, citing Hingham Cemetery, Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by John A. Anderson (contributor 46511536) .