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Mrs. Jacob Cole (Betsy Cole)

Paulding New Era
June 26, 1891 & July 2, 1891
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Died. Mrs. Jacob Cole departed this life last Wednesday night, she was very old and must have been over 80 years old. She was the mother of Mess. William and John R. Cole. (June 26, 1891)

Died. Old Betsy Cole, aged 84 years, the wife of old uncle Jacob Cole, age 82, who has been confined to her bed for some time, departed this life on last Wednesday night was a week ago and was entered at New White Oak Springs church where she chose to be buried, she joined the church at Old White Oak springs over 20 years ago but from some cause was never baptized, but in her last hours she said, she was ready and willing to die, and chose to be buried at New White Oak, these two old people lived alone together after their children all left them 15 years and appeared to have great love for each other, she leaves a number of friends besides 3 sons and 4 daughters, and an old bereaved companion who stood at the grave tottering and trembling over the dead body of his once near and dear friend for the last time in life and said, "farewell, farewell, to the last friend I have", no doubt but what the old gray headed tottering father felt that he was left without a friend, yet he has a friend far superior to a companion who is able to land him safely over the cold icy stream of death into land of peace where we should all strive and fight to win. (Liberty Hill) (July 2, 1891)

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