Hi, I am a Cole and related to Olive Cole Smith who wrote the family book. I am now finishing up a book on the Cole line which includes Clara Cole Carrothers.
Olive married Elbert Ellis Smith in Mt.Pleasant in 1896 and was a prolific writer of the family history and about Mt. Pleasant, IA. the Cole home in Mt.Pleasant and stayed there until 1948.
If you are interested contact me, COLE