Biography of Nerville L. Cole
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Cole, Nerville L., born in 1855 in the town of Clarendon, is the son of Ira C., who was a son of Lewis Cole, a native of Broome county. Ira Cole was born in 1831 and came to Orleans county in 1848, settling in Clarendon, where he learned the carpenter's trade, which he still follows. In 1871 he removed from Clarendon to Holley, and in 1880 he added coal and lumber to his other business. In 1887 his son, Nerville L., purchased a half interest in the business and the following year purchased his father's interest. He is known today as one of the largest contractors and builders in Orleans county. He is a Republican, and was elected supervisor of the town of Murray in 1894. Ira C. Cole married Violetta, daughter of Jeremiah Palmer, of Clarendon in 1853. There children were Jane L., Helen, Charles I., Arthur and Nerville L. Jane L. married in 1880 Charles W. Clough. Helen married in 1883 Charles R. Aggas. Nerville L. married in 1884 Kate M., daughter of Nelson Hatch, of Murray. They have three children, Vida, Kirk N., and Edna H.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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