Biography of Milton Cole
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





MILTON COLE, attorney at law, Springfield. Mr. Cole is a native of Clark County, having first seen the light in 1848; his father and mother, who are still living, at the ripe ages of 74 and 72 respectively, were among the early settlers, coming from Virginia to Springfield in 1830, and his father started the first "gig-shop" of which the then village could boast. Mr. Cole worked on a farm until he reached the age of 16; graduating at Wittenberg College in 1871. he took a term (1871-72) at the law school, Ann Arbor. Mich.; read law in the office of Spence & Arthur until October, 1873, when he was admitted to the bar. In the fall of 1874, he was defeated as Democratic candidate for Prosecuting Attorney, which is not strange, in view of the fact that Springfield is almost solidly Republican; but it was a high tribute to his real worth that he, though a stanch Democrat, was elected to the Mayoralty in 1875, and reelected in 1877, his second term expiring in 1879, since which he has practiced his profession. During his second term as Mayor, he led to the altar Miss Ella Skidmore, and one fine boy has blessed the union. Mr. Cole is a representative young man, quick, affable and reliable, and enjoys the fullest confidence and esteem of the community.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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