Biography of George W. Cole

Cole, George W., was born in the town of Floyd, Oneida county, N. Y., April 12, 1824, a son of Samuel and Desire (Nelson) Cole. His father was a clothier and a farmer in Oneida county. He was prominent in public life; held the offices of constable, collector, assessor for six years, member of assembly in 1864-65 from Oneida county, and took an active part in the affairs of his county through the War of the Rebellion. G. W. Cole was educated in the common schools and in 1866 came to Byron, Genesee county. In 1847 he married Alvira Martin; they had four children: Jay C., Charles M., William G. and Mrs. Libbie J. Jones. Mrs. Cole died in 1868, and a daughter, Frankie A., in 1866. Mr. Cole is one of the representative men of Genesee county and a practical and successful farmer; has served as commissioner of highways and is recognized as a man of excellent character.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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