Gilbert L. Cole (1826- ), Architect
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Beatrice, Nebraska, 1882-1883, 1886-1887, 1890, 1894-1896, 1898, 1900, 1902-1903
Educational & Professional Associations
1880: carpenter, Beatrice, Nebraska.
1888: architect, Beatrice, Nebraska.[a]
1889-1892: No Beatrice Directories.[b]
1893-1896: architect, 7-9 Masonic Temple, Beatrice, Nebraska.
1898-1900: architect, Beatrice, Nebraska.
1901: No Beatrice directory.
1902: architect & superintendent, Beatrice, Nebraska.
1903: No Beatrice directory.
1904: occupation not listed, Beatrice, Nebraska.
Buildings & Projects
a. First Beatrice directory listing, 1888.
b. Is listed on page 4 of the Omaha Daily Bee on July 14, 1890 as “G. S. Cole, architect and builder,” in list of Beatrice businessmen who opposed prohibition amendments due to economic reasons.
c. There is a discrepancy between the 1880 and 1900 federal censuses concerning Cole's birthplace. Whereas the 1880 census says he was born in Canada, the 1900 census says he was born at sea.
d. Cole is not found in the 1870 federal census or the 1910 federal census.
1. 1880 United States Census, s.v. “G. L. Cole,” Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.
2. 1900 United States Census, s.v. “Gilbert L. Cole,” Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.
3. Patrick Haynes, email to D. Murphy, December 27, 2012.
D. Murphy, “Gilbert L. Cole (1826- ), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, November 18, 2014. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, January 17, 2021.
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