Obit: Cole, Mina E. (1871 - 1946)


Surnames: Cole, Snyder, Bailey, Krosinski, Hart, Bollom


----Source: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark Co., Wis.) 07/20/1946


Cole, Mina E. (12 JUN 1871 - 11 JUL 1946)


Mina Elizabeth Snyder was born in Kewaskum, Washington Co., Wis., on June 12, 1871, and died quite suddenly of a heart attack at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chester Bailey, near Humbird (Clark Co., Wis.), early Thursday evening, July 11, 1946.  She attained the age of 75 years and 29 days.


When three months of age, she came with her parents, Josiah and Thurza Snyder, to Clark County, the family settling near Christie.  She lived in Clark County practically all her life, coming to Humbird sixty years ago.


On April 4, 1888, she was united in marriage with Leonard Cole, at Merrillan.  To this union was born one daughter, Bernice.  They located on the farm where she passed away soon after the wedding, and that was their house, with the exception of a short time, until advancing years and ill health of the husband caused them to relinquish the farm to their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Bailey.  Since that time their home has been in the little cottage in the village.  Her husband preceded her in death July 15, 1934.


Mrs. Cole was a member of the Methodist Church, and a charter member of the Ladies Aid Society, now the Women’s Society of Christian Service.


She leaves to mourn her sudden death, her daughter, Mrs. Chester Bailey; one grandchild, Mrs. Frank Krosinski; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Fred G. Hart of Mondovi, and Mrs. Charles E. Bollom of Neillsville; seven nephews and nieces, and a host of friends.


Burial services at the Methodist Church last Sunday afternoon were attended by a large congregation of relatives and friends, a number of former neighbors coming from away to be present.  Rev. F.A. Fahlgren of Neillsville, a former pastor of the church, gave the funeral sermon.  He used as a text of his discourse, the last portion of the verse Job 14:14, "If a man die, shall he live again."  Mrs. Walters and Mrs. Theiler, with Miss Simons accompanist, sang "The Lord is My Shepherd" and "Saved by Grace."  Mrs. Stallard and Mrs. Dimmitt had care of the flowers, which were many and beautiful.  Burial was in the family lot in Mentor Cemetery, with Archie Sparkes, Archie Fradenburg, Peter Fradenburg, John Bryner, Fred Christen, and Wilford Flood, pallbearers.


Relatives and friends from away attending the services were: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bollom and Gareth, Mr. and Mrs. Wellen Hartson, Mr. and Mrs. George Begley, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Albright, Gale Hiles and son Bruce, Mrs. Adele Zuege, Mrs. Free Christie, Mrs. Lena Northup, all of Neillsville; Mr. & Mrs. Fred Hart, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hart, and Kenneth Hart, of Mondovi; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hart of Durand; Mrs. Gregory Walsh of Hayward; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fradette, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. Irving Duxbury, Alma Center, Mr. and Mrs. John Erickson and family, and Henry Johnson, Lindsey; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nibbe of Red Wing, Minn.; Mr. and Chas. Krosinski and daughter of Melrose.



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