Biography of Frank C. Cole
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Cole, Frank C., was born in the town of Caroline, April 30, 1853, a son of William D., a native of Pompey, Onondaga county, who died in Ithaca in 1889. William D. was the father of nine children, of whom Frank was the third son. The latter was educated at the public schools and at the age of seventeen he began learning the tinner's trade. He afterwards came to Ithaca, where he was employed with Mr. Fillingham for eight years, and then went with Treman, King & Co., as foreman, where he has ever since been engaged. Mr. Cole is a member of the K. of P., the I. O. R. M., and of the R. A. In 1871 he became a member of the Fire Department, and he is now serving his fifth term as chief. In 1876 Mr. Cole married Lydia A. Kingsbury, daughter of John H. Kingsbury, a retired grocer of this city, and they have had two children, both deceased.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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