Friday, April 18, 2014
WANTED: The family of John Cole from Mifflin, Ohio
John Cole and I met at an antique store in Michigan. We talked about how he managed to be living in the antique store. He seemed to be suffering from a bit of a memory loss replying back "He doesn't remember, but he would very much like to find his family again". John is from Mifflin Ohio according credentials on the back of his photo. So he came home with me and I did some research on Ancestry.com to see if I can joggle his memory again, I found a John Cole in....
1870 living in Mifflin OH with his father Benjamin. John was 23 at the time and a school teacher.
1880 age 35 in Mifflin OH and a farmer, he is married to Martha and has children Roy and Edna
1900 age 55 married to Melinda, he is a farmer. Living with him is Roy, Edna, Harry, Benjamin and Clayton
1910 age 64 married to Melissa and still farming in Mifflin OH
1920 age 78 married to Melissa and retired in Mifflin OH. Living with them is Edna, Benjamin and Clayton
1930 age 87 married to Melissa, retired and now living in Bethany, Harrison Co. Missouri
1931 age 88 he died in Bethany Missouri.
He was amazed but still could not remember any of this. So it is vital we find his family and being back home might help his memory.
John Cole is now residing at this address https://www.etsy.com/listing/80888650/mr-john-cole-from-mansfield-ohio-cdv?ref=shop_home_active_5
If you recognize this man or know someone who knows of John Cole's family, please contact me...