91st PA: Charles H Cole, alias Charles Hamilton

Charles H Cole, alias Charles Hamilton

Alias

He enlisted under the alias 'Charles Hamilton' (2).

Before the war

He was born in April 1847 (10; 3 (19 in 1864), 4 (19 in 1864), 8 (22 in 1870), 9 (37 in 1880), 10 (53 in 1900), 11 (62 in 1910)). He was born in Bristol, Pennsylvania (3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11).

When he enlisted, he was a waterman (3, 4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a light complexion, hazel eyes, and brown hair (3, 4).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 30 January 1864 (1, 2, 3, 4, 6). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Shipley (3, 4). He was mustered by Lieutenant Burk (3, 4). He was a private in company B (1, 12).

He was wounded on 22 June 1864, near Petersburg, Virginia (1).

He was discharged on 8 July 1864 (10).

His descriptive list was sent somewhere on 19 July 1864 (3).

He seems to have been transferred to the Veterans' reserve corps in January or February 1865 (2). He served in K 11 of the Veterans' reserve corps (4).

He was absent when the regiment mustered out (1). He was a private, in company B (12).

After the war

In 1867/68, he married Susanna [unknown family name] (10, 11). In 1900, she had had four children, one of whom was alive (10 , 11 [0 children in 1910]).

In 1870, he was living in Bristol Borough, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Susannah and (presumed) child Emma (8). He was a switchman on a railroad (8). He owned $100 in personal property (8).

On 18 August 1876, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (2, 5).

In 1880, he was living on Walnut Street, in Bristol Borough, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Susanna (9). He was a fireman on a railroad (9).

In 1890, he was living in Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (6).

In 1900, he was living at 337 Walnut Street, Bristol Borough, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Susanna (10). He was a railroad engineer (10).

In 1910, he was living at 337 Walnut Street, Bristol Borough, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife Susanna (11). He was an engineer for the Pennsylvania Railroad (11).

He applied again for a pension on 4 May 1911 [?] (2).

He died on 4 January 1914, at Bristol, Pennsylvania (2, 7). The funeral was on Thursday, at 329 Walnut, Bristol, Pennsylvania (his residence) (7). Members of the HC Beatty Post 73 GAR, America Hose and Hook and Ladder Company Number 2, Brotherhood of Locomotive Fireman and Enginemen were invited to attend (7). He was buried in St James' Courtyard (7).

On 22 [?] January 1914, his widow, Susanna Cole, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (2, 5).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster.)

2 pension index, by regiment (Charles H Cole, alias Charles Hamilton) [second card]

3 company B, [second] descriptive book, entry 16 (Charles Hamilton)

4 company B, [third] descriptive roll, entry 47 (Charles Hamilton)

5 pension index, by name (Charles Hamilton, alias for Charles H Cole)

6 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 86, page 3 (Charles Cole also Chas Hamilton on roll)

7 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer, 7 January 1914, page 6 (Charles Cole)

8 1870 US census, Bucks County, Bristol Borough, microfilm series M593, film 131, page 116 = 59 handwritten (Charles Cole)

9 1880 US census, Bucks County, Bristol Borough, first ward, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 129, microfilm series T9, film 1105, page 31 = 30 B handwritten (Charles Cole)

10 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol Borough, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 7, microfilm series T623, film 1384, page 87 = 10 B handwritten (Charles Cole)

11 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol Borough, ward 1, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 7, microfilm series T624, film 1319, page 83 = 7 A handwritten (Charles Cole)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles Hamilton)

1870 census

[1870 US census, Bucks County, Bristol Borough, microfilm series M593, film 131, page 116 = 59 handwritten]
line373839
Dwelling-house number494  
Family number501  
NameCole Charles" Susannah" Emma V
Age222910
SexMFF
ColorWWW
OccupationSwitch Man on RRKeeping House 
Real estate value   
Personal estate value100  
Birthplace" [sc. Pennsylvania]""
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year   
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year  1
Can't read 1 
Can't write 11
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1880 census

[1880 US census, Bucks County, Bristol Borough, first ward, supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 129, microfilm series T9, film 1105, page 31 = 30 B handwritten]
line3132
street nameWalnut Street
house number  
dwelling visit #323 
family visit #343 
nameCole Charles- Susanna
colorWW
sexMF
age37 [sic]38
month born if born in year  
relationship Wife
single  
married11
widowed/divorced  
married during year  
occupationFireman on RailroadKeeping house
months unemployed  
currently ill?  
blind  
deaf/dumb  
idiotic  
insane  
disabled  
school this year  
can't read  
can't write  
birthplacePennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 86, page 3]
[line] 19
[house] 176
[family] 176
[name] Charles Cole also Chas Hamilton on roll
[rank] Private
[company] B
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 30 Jan 1864
[discharge date] 8 July 1864
[length of service] 0 years, 6 months, 2 days
[post office address] Bristol Bucks Co Pa
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol Borough, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 7, microfilm series T623, film 1384, page 87 = 10 B handwritten]
line8788
streetWalnut St
house number337 
dwelling number267 
family number271 
nameCole Charles- Susanna
relationshipHeadWife
colorWW
sexMF
birth dateApr 1847May [?] 1844
age5356
married?MM
# years married32 [?]32 [?]
mother of how many children? 4
# of children living 1
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year  
# years in USA  
naturalized citizen?  
occupationRail Road Engineer 
# months not employed0 
# months in school  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYes
owned/rentedR 
free or mortgaged  
farm/houseH 
# of farm schedule  

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol Borough, ward 1, supervisor's district 3, enumeration district 7, microfilm seriues T624, film 1319, page 83 = 7 A handwritten]
line3132
streetWalnut Street
house nr337 
dwelling nr131 
family nr138 
nameCole Charles- Susanna
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age6263
marital statusMM
#years present marriage4242
mother of # children 0 [sic]
mother of # living children 0
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationEngineerNone
nature of industry etc.Pennsylvania R R 
employer etc.W 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No 
# weeks out of work 19090 
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedR 
owned free or mortagaged  
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vet  
blind  
deaf & dumb  

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 5 May 2014, from Fold3]


Hamilton, Charles
Co. B, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 7 January 1914, page 6]

COLE.--4th inst., CHARLES COLE, aged 69. Relatives and friends, also H C Beatty Post No 73, GAR; America Hose and Hook and Ladder Company, No 2; Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, invited to services, Thurs. 2 PM, residence, 329 Walnut st, Bristol, Pa. Interment St James' Churchyard.


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