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OSCAR COLE 59 OPERATOR AT R.R. TOWER IS DEAD

Oscar Cole, operator - leverman at  the C&EI  Railroad 
Tower  here, died suddenly from a heart attack yesterday 
evening at four o'clock at his home in Ewing.

Mr.  Cole, 59 had been employed with the railroad for the 
past 35 years and for several years was an operator at the 
local tower.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2;00 pm  at Franklin 
school near Ewing and burial will be in Williams Chapel cemetery. 
The services will be held at the school due to the fact that the 
church in that area was destroyed by fire.
The body will remain at the family home until the funeral hour.

Mr. Cole was born in Ewing son of John Cole and Eliza Taylor Cole.

He is survived by his wife, Flora, two sons, Vernon and Gordon Dean, 
one daughter, Mareta; four brothers, Rev Edgar Cole and Leland Cole 
of Mt. Vernon, Orville Cole of Ewing,Obert Cole of Murphysboro and 
two sisters Mrs Laura Manis and Mrs Mary Butler.


Date: June 20, 1951  
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by; Janice Staples
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