I have an original snapshot photograph of four generations showing “Hattie Elsesser, Viola Cole, Royce Cole and Carolyn Cole”, which I’d like to get back to descendants or family members. Hattie looks about 65, Viola about 45, Royce about 29-30, and Carolyn about 18 months.
I found the family of Hattie A. Reed (b.May 1869) with husband Daniel Reed, in Kosciusko Co., IN in 1900, showing daughter Viola (b.Jul 1886). Marriage Records of Kosciusko Co., IN shows that Charles Elsesser married Hattie Reed on 20 Nov 1906.In 1910, in Grant Co., IN, Viola, 23, was wife of William Cole, and their son was Royce, age 7 – and in 1910, Charles and Hattie Elsesser lived Marshall Co., IN.By 1920, Viola Cole was a widow, age 33, living in Marion (Grant Co.) IN, with her sons, the oldest being Royce L. Cole, age 16.By 1930, Viola had re-married, to Chester Raymond, and Royce and his wife Helen lived with Viola and Chester in Grant Co., IN.SSDI for Royce Cole shows he was born 11 Jan 1903 and died 1968 last of Grant Co., IN.
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