William Emmett Cole (1850 - 1928)

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Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, Iowa, United States
Death: Died in Sacramento, CA, USA
Occupation: Fruit Grower
Managed by: Paul Carlson Rickter
Last Updated:

About William Emmett Cole

Fruit grower in Capay Valley;

SACRAMENTO DAILY RECORD-UNION, MONDAY, JUNE 1. 1891

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015104/1891-06-01/ed-1/seq-4.pdf

Capay's Early Fruit.

[Esparto Independent, May 28th.]

Mrs. Juliette Cole is having picked and shipped off to Chicago figs off her place. The first figs were picked on Monday, and were Spanish purple. We claim this is the first shipment of ripe figs in the State.

A party of San Franciscans arrived here on Saturday evening hist and subsequently visited the upper portion of Capay valley. They were looking over the ground preparatory to making in- vestments, and wore very enthusiastic over tins tine country. They purchased considerable property before leaving.

W. E. Cole has made arrangements to have refrigerator car at Esparto whenever there is any fruit ready for shipment to Chicago. He has also received an offer from Porter Brothers & Co., of Chicago, for his entire crop of muscatel grapes, knowing that they are two weeks earlier than any other in the State. The firm want them for the Chicago and New York markets. Mr. Cole made the first shipment of raisins to Chicago last season. His grape crop is an exceedingly fine one, and he is undecided whether be will accept their offer or not, as they make the finest quality of raisins.

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SACRAMENTO DAILY RECORD-UNION, TUESDAY, JUNE 23. 1891

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015104/1891-06-23/ed-1/seq-5.pdf

CAPAY VALLEY

The First to Ship Ripe Moorpark Apricots to Market.

The charming and fertile Valley of Capay, in the western portion of Yolo County, is fast coming to the front as an early producer of fruit. For many years past the Winters and Vacaville sections have enjoyed the reputation of being the first to market their fruits, but Capay leads this year in the matter of certain varieties, and will soon become noted as the earliest fruit-producing section of the State.

The young orchards set out in that valley three years ago are just corning into bearing, but it will not be many years before the entire valley will be covered with orchards and vineyards.

Already W. E. Cole of Esparto has shipped from there a quantity of ripe Moorpark apricots, the first of the season, and which are fully two weeks in advance of the Winters shipments, and indeed ahead of any other locality.

Capay Valley possesses unusual advantages for fruit culture, it is blessed with plenty of natural irrigation (rainfall), and yet the soil is warm, while the valley is protected by surrounding hills of the Coast Range from both hot and cold winds. It is, in fact, one of the choicest garden-spots of the State, and a bright future i* just dawning upon it.

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SACRAMENTO DAILY RECORD-UNION, SATURDAY, JUNE 27. 1891

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015104/1891-06-27/ed-1/seq-4.pdf (note racist editorial comment from story author)

CAPAY VALLEY FRUIT.

Her Apricots Outsell All Others In the Chicago Market.

Tlie Esparto Independent contains the following mention ol fruit culture in the fertile valley of Capay:

W. E. Cole has received a lotter from J. M. Pettengill, agent at Winters for Porter Bros. & Co. of Chicago, stating that his apricots had sold for the highest rate of any in the car. This is another triumph lor white labor over Chinese, as the boxes were packed by white girls. Wm. Marders shipped a carload of wheat from here on Friday last, which is about as early as any in the State, we think. At any rate it was the first Esparto for the season of 1891. It was ready on the 18th (Thursday), but did not get away until the next day. The first wheat brought to the warehouse here last year was on Juno 10th. The cool weather has kept it back this year

M. A. Nurse, who is interested in a ranch of 1,500 acres above Cadenasso along with some Woodland capitalists, brought to this office some very fine specimens of figs grown on the ranch. They were ofthe Mission stock, and four of them filled a cigar box, with very little room to spare. The figs averaged over nine inches in circumference and were not the largest grown on the place, as those wero destroyed by the birds pecking them.

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The Winters Express Saturday July 18, 1891

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/NORCAL/2005-07/1122157933

Esparto Fruit

W.E. Cole shipped away up to Friday of last week 1210 crates of green apricots and 68 tons of dried. He is still engaged in picking and drying apricots, having just purchased the products of 200 acres of apricots trees, which he is now curing. He is now engaged in buying up figs, which he will cure and send East.

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William Emmett Cole's Timeline

1850
January 13, 1850
Iowa, United States
1873
November 15, 1873
Age 23
IA, USA
1873
Age 22

LDS Ancestral File: http://is.gd/9FisbV

name: William Emmet COLE
gender: Male
birth: 1850 Jan 13
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa
death: 1928 Feb 4
Sacramento, Sacramento, California
AFN: SK7F-CD
Parents
father: John Bailey COLE (AFN: RWN1-WH )
mother: Juliett JACOBS (AFN: RWN2-2B )
Marriages (1)
spouse: Prudence J. BASEY (AFN: 1NPL-9L )
marriage: 1871 Nov 21
Hayesville, Keokuk, Iowa
Hide children (6)

child 1: W. Emmett COLE (AFN: SK7F-J8 )
gender: Male
birth: 1882 <

child 2: Mary COLE (AFN: SK7F-H3 )
gender: Female
birth: 1880

child 3: Ruby COLE (AFN: SK7F-FQ )
gender: Female
birth: 1876

child 4: Ruth COLE (AFN: SK7F-KF )
gender: Female
birth: 1884

child 5: Martha COLE (AFN: SK7F-GW )
gender: Female
birth: 1878

child 6: Emmett W. (AFN: 1XKX-NLQ )
gender: Female
birth: 1882

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1880 Census https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6PG-RKK

Name: W. E. Cole
Residence: Red Bluff, Tehama, California
Birthdate: 1850
Birthplace: Iowa, United States
Relationship to Head: Self
Spouse's Name: Prudenc J. Cole
Spouse's Birthplace: Iowa, United States
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky, United States
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace: England
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Male
Martial Status: Married
Age (Expanded): 30 years
Occupation: Farmer
NARA Film Number: T9-0085
Page: 438
Page Character: B
Entry Number: 652
Film number: 1254085
Household Gender Age
W. E. Cole M 30
Spouse Prudenc J. Cole F 26
Child Prudence B. Cole F 6
Child Martha E. Cole F 5
Child David Cole M 1

Name: Prudenc J. Cole
Residence: Red Bluff, Tehama, California
Birthdate: 1854
Birthplace: Iowa, United States
Relationship to Head: Wife
Spouse's Name: W. E. Cole
Spouse's Birthplace: Iowa, United States
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky, United States
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois, United States
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Female
Martial Status: Married
Age (Expanded): 26 years
Occupation: Keeping House

Name: Prudence B. Cole
Residence: Red Bluff, Tehama, California
Birthdate: 1874
Birthplace: California, United States
Relationship to Head: Daughter

Name: Martha E. Cole
Residence: Red Bluff, Tehama, California
Birthdate: 1875
Birthplace: California, United States
Relationship to Head: Daughter

Name: David Cole
Residence: Red Bluff, Tehama, California
Birthdate: 1879
Birthplace: California, United States
Relationship to Head: Son
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1885 IA State Census:

Name: W E Cole
Event: Census
Event Year: 1885
Event Place: Clay, Marion, Iowa
Gender: Male
Age: 34
Estimated Birth Year: 1851
Family Number: 65
Page:
Line Number: 7
Film Number: 1021496
Digital Folder Number: 004539624
Image Number: 00024
Household Gender Age
W E Cole M 34
Prudence J Cole F 31
Prudence R Cole F 11
Martha E Cole F 8
David V Cole M 5

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1900 Census

Name: William E Cole
Titles:
Residence: Meyer Precinct, Yavapai, Arizona Territory
Birth Date: Jan 1850
Birthplace: Iowa
Relationship to Head-of-Household: Self
Spouse Birth Place:
Father Birthplace: Illinois
Mother Birthplace: Iowa
Race or Color (expanded): White
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 27
Estimated Marriage Year: 1873
Enumeration District: 0064
Sheet Number and Letter: 1B
Household ID: 17
Reference Number: 63
GSU Film Number: 1240047
Image Number: 00000629
Household Gender Age
William E Cole M
Spouse Prudence Cole F
Child Mary Cole F b. IA May 1887
Child Emmet Cole M c. CA Apr 1891
Child Ruth Cole F b. CA Aug 1896

Name: Prudence Cole
Residence: Meyer Precinct, Yavapai, Arizona Territory
Birth Date: Nov 1853
Birthplace: Iowa
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Father's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
Race or Color (expanded): White
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 27
Estimated Marriage Year: 1873
Mother How Many Children: 6
Number Living Children: 6

Name: Mary Cole
Birth Date: May 1887
Birthplace: Iowa
Relationship to Head-of-Household: Daughter

Name: Emmet Cole
Birth Date: Apr 1891
Birthplace: California
Relationship to Head-of-Household: Son

Name: Ruth Cole
Birth Date: Aug 1896
Birthplace: California
Relationship to Head-of-Household: Daughter

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1910 Census

Name: William E Cole
Birthplace: Iowa
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Residence: Briceland, Humboldt, California
Marital Status: Married
Race : White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Family Number: 30
Page Number: 2
Household Gender Age
William E Cole M 60y
Spouse Prudence R Cole F 57y
Child Ruth Cole F 18y

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Lingenfelter Archive:

http://www.csuchico.edu/lbib/spc/lingenfelter/C/ling_c5.doc

I. COLE, WILLIAM EMMET

Born Iowa 1850 married Prudence (-). Red Bluff

farmer 1880

A. INFANT COLE died Red Bluff July 6, 1882

1876
February 14, 1876
Age 26
California, United States
1879
June 2, 1879
Age 29
CA, USA
1887
May 4, 1887
Age 37
IA, USA
1891
April 1891
Age 41
CA, USA

Name: William Emmet Cole
Event Type: Draft Registration
Event Date: 1917-1918
Event Place: Marin County, California, United States
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 01 Apr 1891
Birthplace: Capay, California, United States
Nationality: United States
Affiliate Publication Title: World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards
Affiliate Publication Number: M1509
GS Film number: 1531200
Digital Folder Number: 005240943
Image Number: 04367

Citing this Record

"United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZV2-G4R : accessed 07 Sep 2013), William Emmet Cole, 1917-1918.

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Name: William Emmet Cole
Event Type: Draft Registration
Event Date: 1942
Event Place: Novato, Marin, California
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 01 Apr 1891
Affiliate Publication Title: World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of California
Affiliate Publication Number:
Affiliate ARC Identifier: 603155
GS Film number: 1837865
Digital Folder Number: 004669412
Image Number: 00440

Citing this Record

"United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V4D3-324 : accessed 07 Sep 2013), William Emmet Cole, 1942.

1896
August 5, 1896
Age 46
CA, USA
1928
February 4, 1928
Age 78
Sacramento, CA, USA

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&amp;GRid=48852792

William E. Cole

Birth: unknown
Death: Feb. 4, 1928

Burial:
Odd Fellows Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum
Sacramento
Sacramento County
California, USA
Plot: Sec. C Lot 3 Gr 11

1928
Age 77
Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, USA