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The  Shelbyville  Democrat
August 23, 1955
Page 4
33rd  Annual  Reunion
Held  by  Cole  Family
          The 33rd annual reunion of the decendants[sic] of  Warner and  Martha (Fox) Cole  was held Sunday at the Walter Shaw Grove near Freeport with 70 people attending.
          They were:  Mr. and Mrs. Othel Cole,  Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Warrum,  Mr. and Mrs. Marion Stevens and family of Anderson,  Mr. and Mrs. Max Cole,  Mr. and Mrs. Howard Smith and son,  Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Foxworthy and family,  Mr. and Mrs. Fayne Yeager,  Mrs. Harold Arnold of Indianapolis,  Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Cole and son,  Mr. and Mrs. Marshal Cole and family of near Fortville,  Mr. and Mrs. Harry Alyea,  Charles Alyea,  Mrs. Paule Cole and daughter,  Mr. and Mrs. William Rush and family.
          Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Cole,  Mr. and Mrs. Homer Alyea,  Mr. and Mrs. Paul Alyea and family,  Miss Jean Young of near Greenfield,  Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Cole and family,  Mrs. Lillian Cole of Morristown,  Mr. and Mrs. Paul Chapman and daughter,  Mr. and Mrs. Walter Shaw,  Mr. and Mrs. Gene Cole and daughter,  Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Justus,  Noble Cole  and  Mrs. Alta Lemmon.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Tuesday, December 14, 1919
          Probate of the will of  Alonzo Cole, of Morristown, was made in Shelby circuit court this afternoon, his widow, Mrs. Letitia Cole, being the beneficiary of te estate, both personal and real, for her life time and as long as she remains his widow.  Should she marry the property is to be disposed of by law.  The will was drawn Feb. 15, 1916, and was witnessed by  William M. Patterson  and  James W. Buckingham.  the widow s named as executrix.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
June 24, 1915
Page 7   column 5
Marriage of Miss Leone Kenton and
Carl Shurz Lowden to Take Place
at Indianapolis -- Creasey-
Leffler Nuptials.
(From Thursday's Daily.)
          A most beautiful wedding occurred at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cole,  of Morristown, last evening, when their daughter,  Elizabeth,  was united in marriage to  Mr. George Umfreys,  of Kokomo.
          The ceremony was performed under a huge bell made of daisies and suspended in the opening between the parlors.  At seven-thirty,  Paul C. Williams,  at the piano, played "When We Are Married" and  Miss Mary Cole,  a cousin of the bride, sang  "The Sweetest Story Ever Told"; then to the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March the bridal couple and the minister,  Rev. Daniel Ryan,  of Glenwood, entered from the west room and took their places for the ring ceremony.  "Venetian Love Song"  was played during the ceremony.
          The rooms thruout the house were artistically decorated in daisies, roses and ferns, French baskets and wall pockets being used in profusion.
          The bride was charming in a white gown of lace and net and she carried a shower boquet of bride's roses.
          Immediately following the congratulations, the guests were ushered to the dining room, where dainty refreshments of ices and creams in rose and cupid designs were served.
          Mr. and Mrs. Umfreys left at 9:34 last night for a short lake trip and will then go to Kokomo for residence.
          The out-of-town guests were  Mrs. Howard Umfreys,  Mrs. Clyde Woolridge,  Mrs. Nell Hall,  Miss Bertha Shook,  Miss Bess Peters,  and  Messrs. Oral Hutto,  Jesse Mills,  Willard Cottongin,  of Sharpeville;  Mrs. James Quick,  of Kokomo;  Mrs. William Kelly,  of Chicago;  Mrs. Bessie Smith,  Mrs. Erla Nordmeyer,  William Bosley  and  Clarence Brown,  of Milroy, and  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Flint  and  Miss Ethel Flint,  of Rushville.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Shelbyville, Ind.
Thursday, November 28, 1907
page 1
          M. E.  Cole  established a records this morning.  Some of the cleverest tricks of legerdemain are put in the shade by the little occurrence in which Mr. Cole plays the prominent part.
          When the genial attorney left his home this morning he was resplendent in the glories of a four-in-hand necktie which disported tothe admiring eye all the attractions of black and white checks.   A gold stickpin also nestled snugly against the article of neckwear.  But after traversing five or six blocks Mr. Cole discovered that the aforesaid necktie had absconded.  A search warrant was issued on the spot, but a close investigation of all the other parts of Mr. Cole's person for which the necktie might have developed an affinity, showed that it had defaulted.
          Some of Mr. Cole's legal friends, after listening to his story to the effect that he had exercised due care and caution in adorning his person with the neckwear before leaving home, might be inclined to put in a plea of "non est factum," but the owner of the tie asserts that his story of the occurrence is true as he verily believes.  At the same time he appeals to the finder to return the tie.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming.

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, January 21, 1886
          Seth Cole, of Waldron, came up last night and was admitted into Chillon Lodge, Knights of Pythias, taking the first degree, that of Page.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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