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 Mary <I>Park</I> Cole

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Mary Park Cole

  • Birth 29 May 1831 Scotland
  • Death 4 Mar 1890 Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
  • Plot Block 2 Lot 23
  • Memorial ID 81580201

[Letter from Mary Park Cole to daughter Rosetta Cole]
[Corrections have been made to the original spelling]

1881, Goshen, March 22.

Dear Daughter Rosetta, having chance to write my history. When the church was fifty yeas old, it was called the year of jubilee and there was a box we could put this in so I thought I would write a little of my life so you would know something about me.

I was the daughter of James Park and Agnes Helmton. I was born in Scotland in Gallawayshire 1831 May 29. I embraced the gospel when 12 years old and came to America when a girl of 17 years old. I came to Utah in 1850.

I was married to Benjamin Cole in 1851. I had 8 children who all lived to be men and women but one. I suffered much of poverty and sickness for it was a new and wild country, and we could not get anything to buy for money for many years. We could not get clothes to wear, and the grasshoppers ate all our crops, so we did not have bread to eat for our children many times, but I endured it for the gospel's sake. Jesus said those that suffer for his namesake should live everlastingly.

I am a teacher in the Sunday School for many years, also in the female Relief Society, and in my young days sang in the choir till I was old.

You are my youngest daughter. I hope you will live to get this out of the box and be a good and useful woman in the Church and Kingdom of God. I will close hoping this will be of use to you in years to come. Your father was son of Owen Cole & Sarah Turnbaugh.

To Miss Rosetta Cole
Daughter of Benjamin and Mary Cole

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  • Created by: Leland Sorensen
  • Added: 5 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81580201
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Park Cole (29 May 1831–4 Mar 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81580201, citing Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Leland Sorensen (contributor 47606042) .