Daniel Cady Cole, 1836-1930 [RG0867.AM]

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RG0867.AM: Daniel Cady Cole, 1836-1930

Reminiscence
Peru, Nemaha County, Neb.:  Teacher
Size:  1 item; 3 pages

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Daniel Cady Cole was born in Fulton County, New York, near Amsterdam, July 19, 1836. He came to Nebraska in 1858, first working as a carpenter and then teaching school. He taught at the Fairview District school just west of Brownville. He married Elizabeth Swan in 1860 and they had a total of thirteen children (three dying in infancy). Daniel Cady Cole died at Peru, Nebraska, on August 7, 1930.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of a three page, handwritten reminiscence by Daniel Cady Cole. The reminiscence in undated, but Cole describes coming to Brownville, Nebraska, in 1858 and teaching at the Fairview District School. He describes the school house and a chance meeting he had with John Brown and a group of runaway slaves.

Note:  Copies of this reminiscence are also available in the NSHS Library [921 R99 C67r].  A more detailed reminiscence by Cole is available on his "Find-A-Grave" record.

DESCRIPTION

Reminiscence

 

Subject headings:

Abolitionists
Brown, John, 1800-1859
Cole, Daniel Cady, 1836-1930
Educators -- Nebraska
Fugitive slaves
Nemaha County (Neb.) -- History
Rural schools -- Nebraska -- Nemaha County
Schools
Teachers
Underground railroad system

 

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