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William Cole

From the list of elephant persons Family: Cole

William Cole
Profession circus artist
Personal details

Spouse(s) - 1858 Mary Cooke

Country United Kingdom

Work locations
Title artist -
Location at Cooke’s Circus in United Kingdom

Biography details

William H. Cole , circus artist in United Kingdom

dead 1858 .

William H. Cole (English Clown & contortionist) d.1858 married Mary Ann Cooke daughter of Thomas Taplin Cooke (1782-1866).

William & Mary's son William Washington "Chilly Billy" Cole 1847-1915 b NY founded W.W. Cole Circus, made $million, and sold to two Canadian brothers. Others used the name - "Two hundred years of the American Circus" has more of the details. Mary Ann married Miles Orton (1836-1903) (Orton Bros Circus) on her husband's death.


Total: 1 children

  1. W. W. Cole. Born: 1847. Dead: † 1915-03-10

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). artist William Cole in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=1401. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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