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The Blue Book of Iowa Women A History of Contemporary Women

Compiled by Winona Evans Reeves, 1914.

  
 

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Mrs. John H. Cole

Mrs. Leulia Warner Cole was born July 29, 1854, at Meshoppen, Penn.  She is the daughter of Riley and Rachel Dunlap Warner.  Was married at Emporium, Penn., Dec. 23, 1873, to John H. Cole, and shortly afterward moved to Keokuk, where they still reside.  Mr. Cole for thirty-three years has been superintendent of the Carnegie bridge which spans the Mississippi River at Keokuk.  He is a civil engineer, an architect of ability and a man of unusual mental caliber.  They have three daughters, Emma L., Ora Belle, and Iva Valentine.  Emma graduated from the University of Illinois, has taken post-graduate in the University of Chicago and has traveled and studied in Europe.  She is now a teacher in the Chicago High Schools.  She was married to William Allin Spain who died in 1909.  The second daughter, Ora, graduated from the University of Chicago with a high rank of scholarship.  Iva graduated from the high school and shortly afterward was married to S. Chandler Carter and resides in Keokuk.  Mrs. Cole has been a member of the First Westminster Presbyterian church for thirty-nine years, member of the Benevolent Union, was its president for six years.  She is a charter member of the Travel Class and of the Wednesday Reading Club and belongs to prominent social clubs.  Mr. and Mrs. Cole are both descended from Revolutionary ancestry.  One of Mr. Cole's ancestors, Col. Phillip Cole, commanded the 4th Battalion of Northumberland Co. Associators, a Pennsylvania Regiment and was in the battle at Trenton, N. J., another was Gov. John Webber of Connecticut whose son was a Minute man.

 

 

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