Obit: Cole, Ellen #2 (1854 - 1947)


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Surnames: Cole, Dagen, Rhode, Andrus


----Source: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark Co., Wis.) 04/26/1947


Cole, Ellen #2 (8 NOV 1854 - 14 APR 1947)


Ellen Dagen, daughter of Andrew and Margaret Dagen, was born in Lowell, Dodge Co., Wis., on Nov. 8, 1854, and it was there she grew to young womanhood.  She was united in marriage with Lester Cole on Jan. 1st, 1874, at Oak Grove, Wis.  They resided in that vicinity for a few years.  In 1880 they moved to Clark County, where Mr. Cole worked in a sawmill five miles east of Humbird (Clark Co., Wis.).  They lived at the camp for some time, and it was there that two of their children were born, Willard W., who passed away seven months ago, and Alice, Mrs. Frank Andrus of Osseo, who died six years ago.


Later they moved into the village, and this had been her home continuously until three years ago.  Her space of life in this vicinity extended over a period of nearly sixty-seven years.  Mr. Cole passed away in 1912.  The infirmities that at time come with advancing age induced her to five up housekeeping three years ago, and she went to Alma Center to live with her son Willard and wife.


Mrs. Cole had been an active woman all her life, and until a few weeks ago was about daily and able to care for herself.  In her closing days she was tenderly cared for by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Willard Cole, at whose home she passed away April 14, 1947, having attained the age of 92 years, 5 months and 9 days.


She leaves one sister, Mrs. Mary Rhode of Randolph, Wis., and a number of nieces and nephews.


Funeral services were held last Friday afternoon, with a prayer at the home at 1:00 o’clock, and at the Methodist Church in this village at 2:00.  Burial was in Mentor Cemetery.  The Rev. Edward J. Sachtjen officiated, preaching the sermon from the text: "For this corruptible must put on in corruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."  Mrs. W. E. Waters and Mrs. Will Theiler sang, "Some Day We’ll Understand" and "Face to Face."  The pallbearers were Peter Fradenburg, Moritz Kretschmer, Mahlon Lund, George Mueller, Joseph Trader and W.E. Waters.  Many of the old friends assembled at the church for the last rites.



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