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Edward Cole of Biddeford, ME/Newburyport, MA (m. Philadelphia Stackpole 1984)

Edward Cole of Biddeford, ME/Newburyport, MA (m. Philadelphia Stackpole 1984)

Posted: 1274299425000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cole, Stackpole
Hello, my great-grandmother (Bertha Cole) is one of Edward Cole's children, and I'm looking for any information anyone might have on Edward Cole's lineage, as well as his other children. Information I do have on Edward:

He was a lobster fisherman who joined the Coast Guard.
Married Phila(delphia) Stackpole in Biddeford, ME (Feb 7, 1894).
Moved to Newburyport, MA between 1930 and 1940.


Edna M. (b. 1902?)
J. Lester (b. ~1910)
Mary E. (b. ~1912)
Bertha E. (b. 8/1919)

My family is particularly interested in any information about Mary (our family lost track of her after Phila and Edward died- she may have ended up in a state institution but we are not sure), but we would also like to know more about Edward's family.

Thank you in advance!

Re: Edward Cole of Biddeford, ME/Newburyport, MA (m. Philadelphia Stackpole 1984)

Posted: 1274382924000
Classification: Query
It looks like they had some other children besides the ones mentioned. In 1900 Biddeford Edward & Phila are living with his widowed mother - note he has a sister Bertha, perhaps your Bertha is named for her ?

1900 Biddeford

Helen H 43 Jul 1856 ME
Guy M 21 Jul 1878 ME
Bertha E 20 Jun 1880 ME
EDWARD 23 Jun 1876 ME
Phila E Feb 1877 ME
Harold W 3 Oct 1896 ME
Cora H 1 Aug 1898 ME

WWII Draft Reg:

Harold William Cole
b 14 Oct 1896 Biddeford, residing in Middlesex, MA

Maine Military Men 1917-1918 Guy M Cole b Biddeford 02 Jul 1878 Enl USCO Portsmouth, NH Jan 11/01 1 yr 7 mos 5 days at Coast Guard Sta 11, Coast Guard Sta 5, continued in service

1910 Somerville, Middlesex, MA

Edward Cole 34
"Mila" (Phila) 33
Harold 14
Cora H 12
Alice 10
Edna 4
Lester 5mos

Find Edward with mother Helen & brother Guy in 1880

1880 Biddeford

William Cole 32 ME
Hellen H 26 ME
Guy M 1 ME

There are too many Williams to figure out who his parents might be. A tree at Ancestry says he died in Biddesford Oct 1898 and that he married Helen Hall Hussey b 31 Jul 1855 Biddeford d 09 Sep 1911 Biddeford, daughter of William Hussey b 1822 ME & Mar unknown b 1824 ME

Please use caution & remember that info from these trees is NOT sourced - should be used as a guide rather - I've tried to put some sources in here tho

Alice Vivian Cole b 30 Dec 1900 d Nov 1979 Epping, Rockingham, NH (SSDI) married Hugo Otto Carl Schur b 14 Jan 1895 Webster MA ( WWI Draft), son of Friedrich W Schur & Julianna Rosentreter. They had Julianna E b 31 Jul 1922 Exeter NH d 03 Dec 1994 Newburyport MA , married 1944 in Newburyport Albert Rowe Ellery Jr b 13 Jul 1923 Newburyport d 28 Feb 2007 Newburyport. Richard H Schur b 30 Jan 1930 Exeter d 16 Sep 1997 Haverhill MA m Betty J Simes 17 Jun 1958 Kingston (Maine Marriage Index) b 18 Jul 1931 Exeter d Feb 1978 Exeter. Alice apparently married first an unknown Davis & had a daughter Helen, probably named for her grandmother

1920 Newburyport

Hugo C Schur 25
Alice V 19
Helen H Davis 2y 3 mos

Edna May Cole b 01 Apr 1907 d 07 Sep 1989 Beverly MA (SSDI) m Andrew Raymond Roaf b 12 Oct 1908 Newburyport d Dec 1966, son of Eugene Roaf & Carrie E Baker

Cora Helen Cole b 05 Aug 1898 Biddeford m Malcolm Mansfield Milton b 18 Apr 1897 Newburyport d 29 May 1975 Newburyport, son of John M Milton & Emma M Osgood.

1920 Newburyport

Harold W Cole 24
Eva G 26
Alden V 3 y 6 mos
Gertrude B 8 mos

I couldn't find a Virginia or anything about Mary but maybe there's a nugget or two here you can use :) Vicky in AZ

Re: Edward Cole of Biddeford, ME/Newburyport, MA (m. Philadelphia Stackpole 1984)

Posted: 1274440716000
Classification: Query
Vicky, thank you so, so much, my mother will be so excited to read some of this! And we were having quite a bit of controversy about Edna's birth date, so hopefully we can put that discussion to rest! :)
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