Tombstone Tuesday – April 10, 2018 – Harold Frances Cole


Harold Frances Cole was born in Van Wert, Ohio, the son of Franks C and Grace T (Stillwell) Cole on June 27, 1904. In the 1910 Federal Census, Frank and Grace Cole have two children; Hazel (1903) and Harold(1904). They live at 723 Cable Street in Van Wert. In the 1920 Federal Census, Frank is a fifteen years old and living with his parents in at the same location in Ohio. He is working for a grocery store as a Salesman and it appears that he is no longer attending school. In the 1940 Census, it states that Frank went to school thru the eighth grade.

Harold married Minta Izora Meeks on January 19, 1923, in Fort Wayne Indiana. Harold and Minta had four children; Betty Jeanne (1923-1925), Wendel Harold (1926), Duane Roger (1930), David Stuart(1936).

In the 1930 Federal Census, Harold and Minta lived on South Wayne Ave. He is working as a molder for in a General Electric factory. They have one son living with them, Wendell and Minta’s mother, Arthela M. Meeks. In the 1940 Federal Census, They are now living in Union Township, Wells County. They have their three sons, Wendell, Dwane, and David living with them and Minta’s mother, Arthela. Through the years they lived in several locations in the Fort Wayne area according to Fort Wayne directories. He worked his whole career for General Electric.

Thirty-seven years ago, Harold Frances Cole died on April 10, 1981, of a heart attack. He is buried in Prospect Cemetery in Uniondale, Indiana.


Prospect Cemetery is located behind the Methodist church in Uniondale, Indiana.


Harold is the husband of the neice of my Great Grand Aunt.

Rest in Peace, Harold,

Love, Jan

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