The Unsolved Mystery:
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I grew up in the community of Rock Springs, west of the town of Harrison in Boone County, Arkansas. My father grew up and still resides in this same community. My paternal grandmother and her mother lived their entire lives in Rock Springs.
Several months after marrying my grandmother, my grandfather moved from California to Rock Springs in 1934. He remained there till his death, 25 years later, when I was 4½ years old.
As I grew older, I became interested in learning more about my grandfather, whose COLE surname I share. While in grade school, I received for Christmas a Bible containing a family tree chart. I immediately began searching for the names and dates to fill in the chart. That investigation for my ancestral heritage continues to this day.
Here are the facts, the presumptions, the bogus information, and the dead-end research about my Grandpa Cole. By placing the information on the Internet, perhaps it will help us to contact more of our lost cousins. Or just maybe someone will feel sorry for my family and help us solve these riddles.