William Cole (1854 - 1949)

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William Cole
1854 - 1949
updated February 06, 2019
William Cole was born in 1854. He was born to Cole Jacob Cole and Sarah Willcocks Cole, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1949 in Warnambool, Australia at 95 years old.


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Cole Jacob Cole

Warnambool, Australia
Sarah Willcocks Cole

Warnambool, Australia


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William Cole died in 1949 in Warnambool, Australia at 95 years old. He was born in 1854. He was born to Cole Jacob Cole and Sarah Willcocks Cole, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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1854 - 1949 World Events

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In 1854, in the year that William Cole was born, on February 28th, the GOP - the Republican Party - was founded in Ripon, Wisconsin by "modernizers", anti-slavery proponents, ex-Whigs, and ex-"Free-Soilers" - who opposed the expansion of slavery. The first Republican President of the United States was Abraham Lincoln.

In 1897, William was 43 years old when on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1907, when he was 53 years old, the second Hague peace conference was called by Russia in the Netherlands. While nothing was settled regarding the matter of peace among nations, many resolutions were passed (and accepted by many nations) about the conventions of war - especially the protection of noncombatants.

In 1931, when he was 77 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1949, in the year of William Cole's passing, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

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William Brown Cole
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Hazel Green, AL, United States
William Thomas Cole
around 1897 - Oct 23, 1918
William Thomas Cole
around 1890 - Nov 20, 1916
William Stephen James Cole
around 1884 - Sep 28, 1916
William Spellman Cole
around 1895 - Jul 30, 1916
William Sidney Cole
Died: Aug 9, 1915
William Samuel Cole
around 1892 - Nov 22, 1914
William Richard Cole
around 1882 - Jan 21, 1919
William Parl Cole
around 1892 - Oct 30, 1917
William Norman Cole
around 1891 - Feb 5, 1917
William Maurice Cole
around 1898 - Jun 29, 1918
William Madison Cole
around 1907 - May 23, 1944
William Lawrence Merle Cole
around 1919 - Dec 5, 1941
William Joseph Cole
around 1917 - Jun 25, 1942
William Joseph Cole
around 1895 - Aug 29, 1918
William John Cole
around 1891 - Sep 7, 1940

Other Coles

Cole Jacob Cole

Warnambool, Australia
Sarah Willcocks Cole

Warnambool, Australia
Emmeline Elsie Cole
1881 - 1949
Bdale, Australia
Woodcock Joel Cole

Bdale, Australia
Helen Coles Cole

Bdale, Australia
Percival Francis Cole
1882 - 1949
Hamilton, Australia
Judith Marion Cole
Died: 1949
Iwood, Australia
Cole William Albert Cole

Iwood, Australia
Mary Rose Coffey Cole

Iwood, Australia
Campbell Raymond Cole
1919 - 1949
Colac, Australia
Cole Raym Frederick Cole

Colac, Australia
Edith Campbell Cole

Colac, Australia
Edward Graham Cole
1931 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Cole Robert Henry Cole

Warnambool, Australia
Dory Gray Cole

Warnambool, Australia
Eileen Maie Cole
1904 - 1950
Prahran, Australia
Reeves George Thomas Cole

Prahran, Australia
Mary Monica Hewitt Cole

Prahran, Australia
Gertrude Cole
1877 - 1950
Hawksburn, Australia
Uk Cole

Hawksburn, Australia

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Cole Jacob Cole

Warnambool, Australia
Sarah Willcocks Cole

Warnambool, Australia
Mary Ann Reed
1889 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Wilson Reed

Warnambool, Australia
Susan Chegdwedin Reed

Warnambool, Australia
John Francis Ahearn
1900 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Ahearn Patrick Ahearn

Warnambool, Australia
Bridget Moloney Ahearn

Warnambool, Australia
Myrtle May Worland
1887 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Fletcher William Worland

Warnambool, Australia
Ellen Worland

Warnambool, Australia
John Thomas Shanahan
1893 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Shanahan Thomas Shanahan

Warnambool, Australia
Ellen Oflaherty Shanahan

Warnambool, Australia
Eleanor Isabel Watson
1876 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Callister William Watson

Warnambool, Australia
Jessie Campbell Watson

Warnambool, Australia
Edward Oswald Bennett
1870 - 1949
Warnambool, Australia
Bennett Richard Bennett

Warnambool, Australia
Elizabeth Watson Bennett

Warnambool, Australia
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