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Frank A. Cole

Posted 2018-01-12 by Judy Wight Branson
Arizona Weekly Journal-Miner, Prescott, Arizona Territory
Wednesday, January, 27, 1897, page 2, column 6

Frank A. Cole's Death

(From Tuesday's Daily)

The many friends of Frank A. Cole were both surprised and shocked
last evening to learn of his death at Cherry creek yesterday
morning.

Mr. Cole had been a sufferer from stomach and liver trouble, it is
stated, for a long time, but the fact was known only to a few of his
more intimate friends, as he seldom complained. About three weeks
ago he came to town for medical assistance. While, he stated, some
of his friends knew of his ailment, none seemed to think it was of a
serious nature, and the announcement of his death was a surprise to
them also.

Deceased came here several years ago in the employ of the Commercial
Mining Company, and was an excellent accountant. After the above
company went out of business, he filled various positions of trust,
among them being for a time manager of the Prescott Electric
Company.

He was only 43 years old, and was universally esteemed. He leaves a
wife and child to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and
affectionate father.

A team was sent out last night to bring the body to Prescott, and it
is expected to reach here some time during the early part of
tonight. Whether the funeral will take place here, or whether the
body will be shipped east, is not yet known.

Deceased was a member of the Woodmen's Lodge, and his widow will
receive $2,500 from that order.
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Arizona Weekly Journal-Miner, Prescott, Arizona Territory
Wednesday, January, 27, 1897, page 3, column 1

The City and County

(From Wednesday's Daily)

The body of the late Frank A. Cole was brought in from Cherry Creek
yesterday, and the funeral will take place to-morrow from S. A.
Logan's undertaking establishment.
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Arizona Weekly Journal-Miner, Prescott, Arizona Territory
Wednesday, January, 27, 1897, page 3, column 2

The City and County

(From Thursday's Daily)

The funeral of the late Frank A. Cole took place this morning under
the auspices of the Prescott lodge of Woodmen. This is the first
funeral ever had here by that order.

The services are said to be very pretty and impressive in the
extreme. A feature of it is the lowering in the grave, on top of
the coffin of a live white dove, and during the ceremony it is
released and permitted to fly away. It is used to represent the
flight of the spirit from its earthly environments.

Transcriber's note: Mr. Cole is buried at the Citizens Cemetery in
Prescott, Arizona.

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