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Cole, James Henry


Age: 0, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 41st OH INF
Service: Co. D, 41st OH INF, Co. C, 41st OH INF, MAJ, 123rd USCI, 1LT, unassigned VRC

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Birth: 01/01/1836, Utica, NY
Death: 03/16/1918

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 51473231


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/20/1877; widow Clara G., 4/15/1918, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT

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James H. Cole

Rutland Daily Herald, March 18, 1918:

The death of Maj. James Henry Cole, a Civil war veteran, occurred at 1 o'clock Saturday morning at his home, 89 State street, after a long illness. He suffered a dislocation of a hip when he was struck by an automobile about a year ago, never having recovered.

Maj. Cole was born in Utica, N.Y., January 11, 1836. About 45 years ago he lived in Rutland, for a time. He then went west and returned about 18 years ago, having lived here since that time.

James Henry Cole enlisted in company D, 41st Ohio infantry, known as the "Cleveland Greys", serving four years. During that time he participated in some of the famous battles in Tennessee and other states. He was a major in the U.S. Veterans reserve corps.

Maj. Cole was a member of the Roberts post G.A.R., and belonged to Trinity church. He was a violinist of considerable reputation, having made that instrument his particular interest and he built one himself.

Maj. Cole had also played in various orchestras.

Maj. Cole was twice married. He is survived by his second wife, Clara Chapman Cole, two sons, Charles Cole of New Brunswick, N.J., and Frederick B. Cole, a member of the secret service staff of the government at Washington, and two daughters, Mrs. Charles Hubbard of Cornish Mills, N.H., and Mrs. Anna Harlow of Petersham, Mass.

The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house.

Contributed by Jen Snoots.