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Richard Bascom Cole
Family Genealogy
This page contains some information on the family of Richard Bascom Cole of Texas.  Richard Bascom Cole was born in Choctaw County, MS in November 1851.  Later, he lived in Black Hawk, Carroll County where he married Martha Jane Barrentine, born 16 April 1848.  They had 3 children born in Black Hawk and moved to Mesquite, Dallas County, Texas.  Richard died on 3 November 1903 and Martha Jane died on 11 November 1941 and both are buried in Mesquite, Texas.

Children of Richard Bascom Cole

Edward Harvey Cole 
B:  23 May 1876, Mesquite, Dallas, Texas
D:  28 January 1876, Electra, Wichita, Texas
Bur:  Valley View Cemetery, Valley View, Cooke, Texas
(Edward and Ruth have a double headstone)

Married:   4 Oct 1900
Ruth Howard

(b. 4 January 1886, Cooke co., Texas-d. 7 July 1950,
Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas)
Virgil Levi, Clergy Loal, Olin Howard, Elden Harvey, Odis Eugene, Alton Carrol

Richard Wesley Cole
B: 10 February 1872, Black Hawk, Carroll, Mississippi
D:  23 November 1958, Dallas Co., Texas

Married:   about 1896
Edna Elizabeth Futrell(b. 1876, Texas- d. 14 July 1957)
Lloyd Lawrence, Winnie D., Mary Catherine

Robert Bascom Cole
B:  6 April 1873, Black Hawk, Carroll, MS
D:  12 February 1938, Mesquite, Dallas, TX
Bur:  Mesquite Cemetery, Mesquite, Dallas, Texas

M1:  Jane Hall  1894.
M2:  Lottie Mitchell  1905.
(B. 22 August 1889, Ky.- D. 13 February 1968)
Bur:  Robert and Lottie have a double headstone.
Robert Rosser,  Ernest Foy,  Gladys, Roy Batchlor, Eva Loraine, Margie Ann, Johnny Ray

 David Elliott Cole
B:  17 August 1874, Black Hawk, Carroll, MS.
D:  28 February 1962, Dallas co., TX.
Bur:  Mesquite Cemetery, Mesquite, Dallas, TX (Nannie is also buried here) 

Nannie Bell Love (b. 1878, Tenn.- d. 10 September 1958, Denton county, Texas)
Children:  Ernest, Urfa, Sula Earle, Jessie Love, Glenna Velda, Mabel Marie, Stanley Wilbur
Walter Ebenezer Cole 
B:  6 December 1877, Mesquite, Dallas, TX
D:  19 February 1965, Dallas co., Texas
Bur:  Mesquite Cemetery, Mesquite, Dallas, TX

Married:   about 1922
Mayola R. Hill
(b. 1906, Texas-d. ?)
Madelyne V., Marjorie F., Melvin G.

 Elbert Rufus Cole
B:  27 November 1879, Mesquite, Dallas, TX
D:  15 January 1971,
Uvalde, Camp Wood, Real, TX
Bur:  Mesquite Cemetery, Mesquite, Dallas, TX

Married:  about 1909
Dolly Ethel Moore (b. 8 February 1893, Dallas co., Texas-   d. 22 March 1977, Dallas co., Texas)
Delmo King, Onita Marie, Wanda, Melba Maurine, Edith Faye
Laura Alice Cole
B:  7 May 1881, Mesquite, Dallas, Texas
D:  5 November 1970, Los Angeles, California

Married:  about 1907
William Houston Paschall (b. 16 April 1885, Texas-
     d. 18 December 1951, Los Angeles, California)

Children: William Ray, Dorothy E., Alice L.

Thomas James Cole
11 December 1882, Mesquite, Dallas, Texas
D:  10 April 1949, Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, TX.
Bur:  Mesquite Cemetery, Mesquite, Dallas, TX.

 Elijah Franklin Cole
B:  3 December 1884, Mesquite, Dallas, Texas
D:  23 May 1971, Van Alstyne, Grayson, Texas
Bur:  Mesquite Cemetery, Mesquite, Dallas, Texas (Elijah and Mariam have a double headstone)

Married:  about 1905
Mariam May Ingle (b. 1 May 1886, Tx.-
     d. 15 October 1984, Tx.)
Children:   Inez Karon, William Travis, Murray Maxwell, Myrtle Elizabeth, Frankie Mariam

Cleveland Hendricks Cole  (1886-1996)
B:  15 July 1886, Mesquite, Dallas, Texas
D:  6 June 1966, Dallas co., Texas
Bur:  Laurel Oaks Cemetery, Mesquite, Dallas, Texas.   (First  wife , Minnie, is buried in  Laurel Oaks) 
(Second wife, Beulah, is buried in Mesquite Cemetery, Mesquite, Dallas, Texas)

Married 1:  about 1909
Minnie Adell Shepherd (b.  June 1889, TX -
      d. 4 September 1936, Dallas co., TX

Denver C., Thelma Laverne, Lawrence

Married 2:  after 1936
Beulah Crane
(b. 1894 - d. 1986)

Infant Son Cole
B:  8 March 1888, Mesquite, Dallas, Texas
D:  8 March 1888, Mesquite, Dallas, Texas

Charles Columbus Cole
B:  26 February 1889, Mesquite, Dallas, TX.
D: 1 September 1971, Dallas, Dallas, TX.
Bur:  Laurel Oaks Cemetery, Mesquite, Dallas, TX.  (Wife, Carrie, is also buried here)

Married:  about 1907
Caroline Maude Bennett (b. 9 April 1888, Dallas co., TX -  d. 21 April 1983, Dallas, Dallas, TX)
Helen Madge, Bennett Eugene, Monroe Charles, Hardie Cecil

COLE Reunion of 1948

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Family Reunion of 1948 with identifying names.
Courtesy of Nancy Douglas and  Barbara Jean Goad.

Edward Harvey Cole

M:  Ruth Howard      4 October 1900

Virgil Levi  Cole
B:  3 November 1902, Mesquite, Dallas, Texas
D:  2 May 1973, Electra, Wichita, Texas
Occupation:  Virgil and Thula owned and operated their own furniture store in Electra, Texas
Religion:  Christian
Lived in Electra, Texas
Bur:  Wilbarger Memorial Cemetery, Vernon, Wichita, Texas.  Shared headstone.

Married:  24 August 1924, Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas
Thula Iva Eaves (b. 23 August 1903, Groesbeck, Limestone, Texas-d. 18 April 1996, Electra, Wichita, Texas)
Martha Ruth

Clergy Loal Cole
B:  15 November 1905, Mesquite, Dallas, Texas
D:  14 February 1995, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas
Occupation:  Convair, which became General Dynamics, Fort Worth, Texas
Religion:  Church of Christ
Lived in Handley, Tarrant, Texas
Bur:  Rose Hill Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas.  Shared headstone.

Married:  16 June 1928, Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas.
Lottie Lee Lovelace (b. 14 August 1907, Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas-d. 28 February 2000, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas)
Wanda Jean, Rosalyn June, Loal Dean, Mendell Lloyd and Wendell Keith (twins), Karen Rue and Sharon Sue (twins), Lottie Gail

Olin Howard Cole
B:  19 November 1907,  Valley View, Cooke, Texas
D:  28 July 1986, Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Military:  WWII, Hon. Discharge, 24 Nov. 1945, Ship’s Serviceman, Second Class
Occupation:  Salesman for Nabisco
Religion:  Methodist
Lived most of their life in Wichita Falls, Texas and retired in Waxahachie, Texas.
Bur:  Sardis Cemetery, Midlothian, Ellis, Texas.

Married:  10 November 1930, Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas
Elsie Elba Snyder (b. 18 July 1910, Fargo, Wilbarger, Texas-d.  4 March 2008)
Howard Franklin

Elden Harvey  Cole
B:  7 May 1910, Sanger, Denton, Texas
D:  11 June 1997, Azle, Tarrant, Texas
Occupation:  Minister
Religion:  Methodist
Moved to Kentucky right after marriage then came back to Texas 1944 or 1945.
In retirement, Elden and Maidie had two homes, Lake Tawakoni and Waxahachie, Tx.
Bur:  Bluebonnet Hills Cemetery, Colleyville, Tarrant, Texas.  Shared headstone.

Married:  4 January 1936, Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas
Maidie Glass ( b. 19 September 1910, Humble, Harris, Texas-d. 25 June 1994, West Tawakoni, Hunt, Texas)
Robert Edward, Elizabeth Ann, Nancy Lynn

Odis Eugene Cole
B:  7 April 1913, Valley View, Cooke, Texas
D:  26 June 1994, Raceland, Lafourche,
Occupation:  Off shore oil rigs
Lived in Raceland, Lafourche, Louisiana
Religion:  Methodist then Christian
Bur:  St. Mary’s Nativity Church, Raceland, Lafourche, Louisiana.  Shared tomb.

  Married:  15 August 1940, Raceland, Lafourche, Louisiana
Helena Sophia Penisson
18 September 1920, Raceland, Lafourche, Louisiana
D:  30 September 2000, Raceland, Lafourche, Louisiana.
Children:  Odis Eugene, Jr., Thomas, Russell P., Lori.

Alton Carrol Cole
B:  21 May 1926, Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas
D:  18 June 1993, Newcastle, Young, Texas
Military:  Navy, WWII
Occupation:  Texas Highway Department
Religion:  Methodist
Lived in Graham and Newcastle, Texas
Bur:  Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas

Married:  18 December 1946, Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas
Dorothy Mae Wilkerson (b. 2 Sept. 1926, Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas)
Leslie Carrol, Linda Joyce

   Edward Harvey Cole was born 23 May 1876 in Mesquite, Texas.  He was the son of Richard Bascom and Martha Jane (Barrentine) Cole.  When he came of age he left home and went to Cooke County, Texas.  He worked on the farm of Tom and Virginia Myers where he met Ruth Howard, daughter of Levi and Mary I. (Anthony) Howard.  (Levi and Mary had four girls.  Both parents died when the girls were very young.  Virginia Myers, Mary’s sister, raised two of the girls, Ruth and Julia.)   Ed and Ruth married on October 4, 1900 in Cooke County, Texas.  They raised six boys and family says that Ruth made two pies and a cake every day to feed those hungry boys.   Ed farmed in Sanger, Oklaunion , Northside (close to Vernon), Canyon and Valley View, Texas.  While in Northside, they also ran a laundry service.  Ruth died July 7, 1950.  Ed died January 28, 1956.  They both died in Wichita County, Texas and they are buried in the Valley View Cemetery in Cooke County, Teas.

  Obituary of Martha Jane (Barrentine) Cole 
     Born 16 April 1848 - Died 11 November 1941.  Buried at Mesquite, Texas.   

Obituary - Martha J. Cole

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Obituary - Martha J. Cole

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Obituary - Martha J. Cole


Edward Harvey Cole & sons 1949
Edward Harvey Cole Family - 1949
L-R:  Virgil Levi, Clergy Loal, Edward Harvey, Olin Howard,
Ruth (Howard), Odis Eugene, Alton Carrol and Elden Harvey.
Photo courtesy of Nancy Cole, grand-daughter of Edward Cole

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Research Staff
Nancy Lynn Cole Douglas - Researcher
Gary Cole - Technical Advisor, author of "Across the Frontier"
WebMaster - Steve Cole

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