J. W. COLE, farmer, P. O. Marionville, was born in Kingsley township, Forest Co., Penn., May 0, 1840, a son
of Daniel and Lucinda (Green) Cole, natives of Venango county, Penn., and the former a farmer and lumber dealer
by occupation. They were prominent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The mother died in 1867, and the
father in 1880. They reared six children, five of whom are living: J. W.; Nelson, in Nebraska, Forest Co., Penn.;
Clinton, in Indiana; Elizabeth, wife of Isaac Lennox, in McKean county. Penn., and Sarah, wife of William Whitney,
in Erie county, Penn. J. W. Cole received an ordinary education, and has been principally engaged in lumbering
in Kingsley, Tionesta and Jenks townships, Forest county. In 1873 he married Miss Ruth A., daughter of Noah K.
Burton, of Jenks township, and they have four children: Florence A., William N., Maud E. and Jessie May. Mr. Cole
is a member of the Democratic party; has served five years as justice of the peace, and twelve years as school
director; has also been supervisOr, trustee and commissioner. He is a member of Jenks Lodge, No. 250, I. O. O.
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Forest County, PA Biographies
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