Bio: Cole, Henry / Henri Benton (1838 - 1921)



Surnames: Cole, Adams, Aylett, Baxter, Bradley, Smalley, Anderson, Willson, Kochman, Sanford, Bonnell, Collinson, Nikisch, Walker, Jonas, Rios, Powers, Freeman, McCullouch, Cunningham, Prewett, Stigau, Kelso, Trevarthen, Roeth, Steuber, Deihl, Rhodes, Long, Geerlings, Nyswander, Lund


----Sources: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, Cole Book, p.67.


Henry B. COLE, M. D., Black River Falls. Was born in New York State, July 6, 1838. Came to Black River Falls, Wis.. 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, N. Y., 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. He 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.


Henry / Henri B. Cole died in 1921 and is buried in the Riverside Cemetery, Jackson Co., Wisconsin.


*Cepha Hortense May Cole was b. 6 Dec 1869, d. 4 May 1901

**Halbert Benton Cole was b. 25 Nov 1878.  He married Tillie Grant Davis in Granton, Wisconsin, 28 Jul 1904.


Henry B. Cole (the son of Alfred & Calista Jane Wilson Baxter) b. 6 Jul 1838. Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Records, p. 10. Henry B. Cole added by baptism 2 Mar 1851 at age 12; member 1851#1, 1857; dismissed by letter 9 Jan 1859 to North Church, NYC. 1850 Census Carmel 84. Alfred Cole 45 NY farmer; Calista 31 NY; Henry 12 NY; Jerome 8 NY: Wayland 4 NY; Edger Hine 17 NY laborer; Bydelia Bradley 18 Ire.; Lydia Cole 74 NY. 1860 Census Carmel 347. Alfred H. Cole 54 NY farmer; Calista J. 41 NY; Henry B. 22 NY physician; Jerome W. 17 farm laborer NY; H. Wayland 13 NY; Charlena Smalley 19 NY domestic. 1880 Census Albion, Jackson, Wisc. p.286C. Henri B. Cole physician and surgeon 42 NY; Clara A. wife 32 NY VT NY; Cepha H. daughter 11 WI NY NY; Halbert B. son 6 months; Christina Anderson servant, other 20 Norway single.


Alfred Cole was born 28 Jan 1805 and died 24 Mar 1874 in Black River Falls, Jackson Co., Wis.  He was the son of Obed (b. 17 Augl 1772, Carmel, Putnam, NY, d. 26 Augl 1841 in Carmel) and Lydia Baldwin Cole (b. 23 Jan 1775, d. 23 Oct 1858 and is buried in the Old Baptist Church Cemetery, Carmel, NY).

Calista Jane Wilson was born May 1819 in Carmel, NY



----Source: Eau Claire Weekly Telegram, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Tuesday, July 05, 1904, Page 2


Hal Cole of St. Paul is in the city and goes to Long lake on a fishing.


1850 Federal Census, Carmel, Putnam, New York, United States, dwelling 77, family 84, line 34


Henry Cole

Household Members
Alford Cole M 45 New York
Calisley Cole F 31 New York
Henry Cole M 12 (1838 New York)
Jerome Cole M 8 New York
Waland Cole M 4 New York
Edger Hine M 17 New York
Byelelia Bradley F 18 Ireland
Lydia Cole F 74 New York


1850 Federal Census, Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States, dewelling 40, family 45, line 32


Clarissa L A Baxter

Household Members
Gideon H Willson M 43 Canada, Blacksmith, b. Canada
Lydia S Willson F 35 Vermont
Caroline Willson F 8 New York
Clarissa F Baxter F 58 Vermont
Elisha M Baxter M 21 Vermont, Blacksmith
Adeline B Baxter F 15 Vermont
Franklin Kochman M 25 Germany, Blacksmith
Abel W Sanford M 26 New York, Blacksmith
John B G Baxter M 25 (1825 New York, Physician)
Leonora C Baxter F 25 New York
*Clarissa L A Baxter F 2 (1848 New York)


*Clarissa "Clara" Lydia A. Baxter was born 5 May 1848 in Annsville, Oneida Co., NY


1860 Federal Census, Putnam, New York


Henry B Cole
ward: Carmel
age: 22 years
estimated birth year: 1838
birthplace: New York
gender: Male
page: 45


1870 Federal Census, Black River Falls, Albion Twp., Jackson Co., Wisconsin, United States, pg. 28


Henry B Cole, white, male

American Citizen

Occupation: Physician

Estate: $2,500

Household Members
Henry B Cole M 32y New York
Clara Cole F 22y (1848 New York)
*Cepha Cole F 6m Wisconsin
Antinell Clark F 21y New York


*Cepha H. Cole died 5 May, 1901 and is buried in the Riverside Cemetery, Jackson Co., Wis.


1870 Federal Census, Black River Falls, Albion, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, Dwelling 159, family 164


Alfred Cole, white, American male

Occupation: Retired Merchant

Estate: $1,500

Personal: $15,000

Alfred Cole M 65y (1805 New York)
*Celestia J Cole F 51y New York
Jerome W Cole M 27y New York, Druggist
Wayland F Cole M 23y New York, Druggist
Servant--Mary Barckly F 17y Canada
Servant--Susan Peterson F 20y Norway


*Celista J. Cole died 11 May 1903


1880 Federal Census, Albion, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 286


Henri B. Cole, married American male
spouse's birthplace : New York, United States
father's birthplace : New York, United States
mother's birthplace : New York, United States

Household Members
self Henri B. Cole M 42 New York, United States
wife Clara A. Cole F 32 New York, United States
daughter Cepha H. Cole F 11 Wisconsin, United States
son Halbert B. Cole M 0 Wisconsin, United States
other Christina Anderson F 20 Norway


1900 Federal Census, ED 44 Black River Falls city Ward 1-4, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 2, family 30 by James Livingstone

H B Cole, white, married, male

Occupation: Physician & Surgeon
father's birthplace: New York
mother's birthplace: New York
years married: 33
estimated marriage year: 1867

Household Members
head H B Cole M 62 (Jul 1838 New York)
wife Clara Cole F 52 (May 1848 Wisconsin), mother of 2 living children, both parents b. NY
son Halbert B Cole M 21 (Nov 1879 Wisconsin)
daughter Cepha H Cole F 31 (Dec 1869 Wisconsin)


1900 Federal Census, ED 52 Madison city Ward 5, west side, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 3, family 48


Halbert B Cole, single white, male

Household Members
head Augusta Trevarthen F 36 (May 1864 Michigan)
son Dwight C Trevarthen M 18 (Jan 1882 Wisconsin)
daughter Jessie L Trevarthen F 12 (Jun 1888 Wisconsin)
adopted daughter Phyllis D Trevarthen F 4 (Jul 1896 Wisconsin)
lodger Emil Roethe M 29 (Apr 1871 Wisconsin)
lodger Frederick J Steuber M 27 (Apr 1873 Wisconsin)
lodger Guy E Deihl M 21 (Oct 1879 Wisconsin)
lodger Alfred J Rhodes M 20 (Sep 1880 Wisconsin)
lodger James C Long M 21 (Dec 1879 Alabama)
lodger Henry J Geerlings M 21 (Jan 1882 Wisconsin)
lodger Ada M Nyswander F 20 (Aug 1880 Ohio)
lodger Daniel W Lund M 21 (Jan 1879 Wisconsin)
lodger Halbert B Cole M 21 (Nov 1879 Wisconsin)


1900 Federal Census, ED 20 Grant township, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, page 2, family 30


Sidney R Davis, white, married, male
years married: 24
estimated marriage year: 1876

Household Members
head Sidney R Davis M 55 (Oct 1845 New York)
wife Orinda S Davis F 53 (Apr 1847 New York)
daughter Jennie H Davis F 20 (Jun 1880 Wisconsin)
daughter Tillie G Davis F 15 (Feb 1885 Wisconsin)


1910 Federal Census, Black River falls Ward 1, Jackson, Wisconsin, pg. 1, family 21


H B Cole, white, married, male
father's birthplace: New York
mother's birthplace: New York

Household Members
self H B Cole M 71y New York
wife Clara Cole F 61y New York
son Halbert B Cole M 30y Wisconsin


1940 Federal Census, Fontana, San Bernardino, California, enumeration district 133, family 305, line 51


Halbert B Cole, white, widowed, male
father's birthplace: New York
mother's birthplace: New York

Household Members
head Genevieve Bonnell F 47 Texas
servant Eugene S Collinson M 35 Illinois
servant Louis Nikisch M 53 Germany
servant William B Walker M 42 Alabama
lodger Halbert B Cole M 48 Wisconsin
lodger James T Jonas M 38 West Virginia
lodger Joseph Rios M 31 Argentina
lodger Johanna Powers F 50 Ohio
lodger Mary W Freeman F 36 Ireland
lodger Edith L Mccullouch F 39 New Mexico
lodger Harry E Bonnell M 45 Indiana
lodger Amy G Cunningham F 40 New Jersey
lodger Mildred E Prewett F 31 California
lodger Virigie Stigau M 33 Arkansas
lodger Lois Stigau F 29 Missouri
lodger Helen S Kelso F 38 Minnesota


Wisconsin Birth Records


Halbert Benton Cole
gender: Male
birth date: 25 Nov 1879
birthplace: Black River Falls, Jackson, Wisconsin
race: White
father's name: Henri Benton Cole
father's birthplace: New York
mother's name: Clara L. A. Baxter
mother's birthplace: New York


Wisconsin Marriage Records


Halbert Benton Cole
groom's birthplace: Black River Falls, Wis.
bride's name: *Tillie Grant Davis
bride's birthplace: Granton, Wis.
marriage date: 28 Jul 1904
marriage place: Clark, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: Henri Benton Cole
groom's mother's name: Clara Lydia Bartonc (Baxter)
bride's father's name: Sidney Riley Davis
bride's mother's name: Orinda Sylvia Johnston
groom's race: White
bride's race: White


*Tillie Gwendolyn Davis Cole (b. 7 Feb 1885, d. 3 Jan 1949) later married Daniel Charles Vanbrunt of Horicon, Wisconsin  (b.21 Feb 1882) and they resided in California.  He was a member of the prestigious Vanbrunt family whose ancestors were fore-runnes to the John Deere Company and he'd previously been married to Olive ? and lived in Milwaukee when the 1910 Census was taken.


1900 Federal Census, ED 92 Horican city Ward 1-3, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 12,  family 265


Daniel C Vanbrunt, single white, male

Household Members
head Eda Vanbrunt F 42 Wisconsin
son Daniel C Vanbrunt M 18 (Feb 1882 Wisconsin)
daughter Blanche Vanbrunt F 20 Wisconsin


1905 Federal Census, Milwaukee city, ward 02, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, pg. 2, family 22, line 88


Daniel C Van Brunt, white, single, male
place of birth: parent 1: Wisconsin
place of birth: parent 2: Germany

Household Members
head Elliot B Van Brunt M 46y Wisconsin
son Daniel C Van Brunt M 23y Wisconsin
servant Mary Mitler F 22y Wisconsin


1920 Federal Census, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, United States census


Daniel C. Van Brunt
estimated birth year: 1882
age: 37
birthplace: Wisconsin
relationship to head of household: Self
gender: Male
race: White
marital status: Married


Gwendolyn Van Brunt
estimated birth year: 1885
age: 35
birthplace: Wisconsin
relationship to head of household: Wife
gender: Female
race: White
marital status: Married


California Death Index


Gwendolyn Vanbrunt (aka Tillie Cole)
event: Death
event date: 03 Jan 1949
event place: San Bernardino, California, United States
birth date: 07 Feb 1885
birthplace: Wisconsin
gender: Female
father: Davis
mother: Johnson


Minnesota Death Records


Cepha Cole
death date: 04 May 1901
place: St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota
gender: Female
age: 30
father: Dr. Cole
mother: Mrs. Cole



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