Tyson Cole


Personal and Family Information

Tyson was born on 4 OCT 1874 in Fulton County, Ohio, the son of Edward Cole and UNKNOWN.

He died on 29 SEP 1929 in Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas.

His wife was Lula Whitney, who he married on 9 JUL 1896. The place has not been found. Their six known children were Bryan Edwin (1897-1944), Walter J. (c1899-?), Lucille (c1901-?), Bertha (c1904-?), Harry (c1909-?) and Dorothy (1917-1987).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Tyson Cole


Edward Cole





Birth4 OCT 1874
Place: Fulton County, Ohio
Death29 SEP 1929
Place: Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas
Burial2 OCT 1929
Place: Burlingame Cmtry, Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas


Note 1

!Article:[Burlingame Enterprise, 3 Oct 1925, page 1, column 6] --- Two Men Are Dead in Car Wreck Last Week ---

--- Tyson Cole and James Curley contract double pneumonia following accident which results in death to both within a few days. Funeral services for the former held Tuesday and for the latter, Monday ---


Double pneumonia and shock, following in the wake of the automobile accident a week ago last Saturday when the Ford sedan occupied by James Curley and Tyson Cole, both of Burlingame, turned over three times after striking a loose sand bank on the highway just east of town, resulted in the death of both men, Curley dying at the St.. Francis hospital in Topeka about noon Saturday and Cole at his home here in Burlingame Sunday morning. Atthe time of the wreck, it was thought that Curley was the more seriously injured and he was taken from the scene to the Topeka hospital, though X-ray examinations there are said to have failed to reveal any internal injuries or broken bones. Cole was brought to his home here. Until their death both men had been in a paralytic condition in the lower part of their bodies, and with the development of double pneumonia, death was a matter of but a few days. ---

!Obituary: [Burlingame Enterprise, 3 Oct 1925, page 1, column 6] --- Tyson Cole ---

Tyson Cole was born at Fulton, Ohio, October 4, 1874, lacking only a few days of being 57 years of age at the time of his death, and came with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cole, to Kansas in 1879, first settling at Peterton, and coming to Burlingame in 1882. For a number of years he was connected with the Santa Fe Railroad here as a telegraph operator, and became known as an expert with the key. More recently, however, he had been engaged in mining work, and was so employed at the time of his death, though not working that particular day on account of there having been no coal cars set out for loading at the mine.


On June 9, 1897 he was married to Miss Lulu Witney of Burlingame, who, with the six children, survives. The latter are: Bryan, Harry and Dorothy, at home; Mrs. Lucille Raub, Topeka; Mrs. Bertha Kenney, Sherman Oklahoma; and Walter of Salem, Ill. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Harry and Alfred Cole of Brlingame, Charles of Paris, Ark., Mrs. Lulu Sturman of O'Fallon, Ill. and Mrs. Lizzie Shields of Scranton. There are also two half-brothers, Jonathan Sandwith of Canton, Ohio and Joshua Sandwith of Girard, Kansas, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Dickson Burnett of Burlingame and Mrs. Fannie Thurman of Melvern.


The funeral services were held at the Methodist church; Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C.P. Broadfoot. Interment was in the Burlingame Cemetery under the direction of C. L Carey. ---

!Source: 1920 United States Federal Census


enumerated 12-13 Jan 1920

Name: Tyson Cole

Age: 45 years

Estimated birth year: abt 1875

Birthplace: Ohio

Race: White

Home in 1920: Burlingame, Osage, Kansas

Home owned: Rent

Sex: Male

Marital status: Married

Relation to Head of House: Head

Able to read: Yes

Able to Write: Yes

Mother's Birth Place: England

Father's Birth Place: England

Image: 254


Cole, Tyson, Head, age 45, born Ohio, parents born England

-,Lulu, wife, age 43, born Kansas, father born Massachusetts, mother born New York

-, Bryan, son, age 22, born Kansas

-, Walter, son, age 20, born Kansas

-, Lucille, daughter, age 18, born Kansas

-, Bertha, daughter, age 15, born Kansas

-,Harry, son, age 10, born, Kansas

-, Dorothy, daughter, age 1-1/12, born Kansas