Bio: Cole, Dr. and Mrs. M. H. (1891)
Transcribed by Lori Lauen

Surnames: Cole. Mosher, Baxter, Adams, Bowman

----Sources: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 24 Sep 1891, *History of Northern Wisconsin 1881

Mrs. M. H. Cole moved to Colby on Monday. Dr. Cole will remain here and may be found, as usual, at his office over Mosher's hardware store ready for all kinds of work in the dental line.

*H. B. COLE, M. D., Black River Falls. Was born in New York State, July 6, 1838. Came to Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Oct. 1, 1865, and commenced to practice his profession, and has remained there ever since. Was a graduate of the University Medical College. New York City, in the class of 1859-60, which class consisted of 150. Dr. Cole read medicine under Dr. J. L. Adams, at Cornell, New York, also under Dr. P. A. Aylett, New York City. He first practiced at Faribault, in 1860, and left there in the Fall of 1862. Was appointed surgeon of the 128th N. Y. V. I., and continued in the service until 1865, stationed at New Orleans. Then came to Black River Falls, Wis., and was married to Clara A. Baxter, July 15, 1866; she was born in New York. May 5, 1848. They have two children, Cepha H. and Halbert B. Dr. Cole has been Chairman of County Board two years, and of Village Board one year, and a member of School Board eight years. Is a member of A. F. & A. M., Black River Lodge, No. 74, Chapter, No. 41, La Crosse Commandery, No. 9, and Wisconsin Consistory. S. P. R. S., at Milwaukee.

*J. W. COLE & CO., druggists and manufacturers, Black River Falls, Wisconsin. The firm was established in 1865, consisting of J. W. and Dr. H. B. Cole, and Dr. J. B. G. Baxter. Opened their first store on the corner of Main and Mason streets, and moved to the building they now occupy, Aug. 15, 1875, and have continued to increase their stock ever since, and now carry from $18,000 to $20,000 stock. In January, 1867, Drs. Cole and Baxter sold out to F. W. Cole, and the firm still remains J. W. Cole & Co. J. W. and F. W. are both natives of New York. J. W. was born Oct. 15, 1843, and F. W. was born Aug. 8, 1846, and was married to Miss Ella Bowman, Sept. 23. 1877, who was born in Wisconsin, Feb. 16, 1856. They are also proprietors of a large gents' furnishing house, at Neillsville, Wis. Both are members of the A. F. & A. M., Black River Lodge, No. 74, Chapter, No. 41, and also La Crosse, Wisconsin Commandery.

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