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James Edward Cole
Male 1869 - 1888


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  • Birth  11 May 1869  , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Christadelphian 
    Misfortune  Oct 1888  Oregon (Waterloo Township), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    killed in a bicycle accident 
    Name  Edward Cole 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-43126 
    Died  9 Oct 1888  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: accident 
    Buried  Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I43126  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

    Father  David Cole,   b. 29 May 1844, Waterford, Townsend Twp., Norfolk Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1921, St. Catharines, Lincoln Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rachel Moore,   b. 1838, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1917 
    Married  14 Apr 1866  Shakespeare, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F11252  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • FATAL BICYCLE ACCIDENT

      A sad accident, with fatal results, occurred near Oregon (Perine's Mills), in Waterloo, on Saturday afternoon last. Two young men from Galt, Edward Cole, employed in MacGregor, Gourlay & Co.'s Works, and Edward Bullock, employed in Mr. Sherman's tailoring establishment, took advantage of the half-holiday to walk up to their homes that afternoon, their parents residing in the neighborhood. After getting there, as they owned bicycles each they took them out and started for a ride. The roads were rough and they made slow progress until getting over the worst and were about entering on a smoother part where they expected to be able to increase their speed. At this time they were riding one behind the other, young Cole being in advance ten or twelve feet of Bullock. Just as they entered on the smoother road, young Cole suddenly pitched forward over the front of his bicycle on to the road, and in order to avoid running into him, young Bullock threw himself off his, alighting without injury. Cole immediately got up and did not for a short time complain of injury, but in a very few minutes did complain of a very severe pain in his bowels. Neither of the two thought much of it, and Bullock said to Cole that he would ride on and as soon as the latter felt better he was to follow. Bullock rode on for a short time and not seeing Cole coming turned back, but did not catch up to him until the latter was nearly home. At this time he was still complaining of pain, and on getting home, as it was seen that he was injured, medical assistance was obtained. Sabbath he passed more comfortably and was thought to be getting better, but that night a change for the worse occurred and after severe suffering he died on Tuesday morning.

      The deceased was the son of Mr. David Cole, of the Woolen Mills about Oregon, was a very worthy, industrious young man, and the blow to his parents is a most severe one.

      Young Bullock says, that at the time of the accident they were not going faster than a person could walk; that Cole's bicycle did not strike a stone or other obstruction, but that, so far as he could see, his companion's foot appeared to slip off the treadle and got into the wheel, thus stopping his machine suddenly, and pitching him forward over the handle.1a

      1aGalt Reporter Oct 12 1888 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S34] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Blair CC#4501 Internet Link.
      in loving memory of / James Edward / son of / David & Rachel / Cole / who died Oct. 9, 1888 / aged 19 y'rs 4 m's& 28 d'ys / his hope of a future life was / in a resurrection from the dead / Cole

    2. [S250] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1871, Page 23.

    3. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 3 Page 35.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 11 May 1869 - , Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Christadelphian - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: accident - 9 Oct 1888 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blair Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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