Museum the New Llano Colony

Ed "Big Ed" Cole



Pre-Colony History:  

Family Information: Married to Ida Cole.  

Job in Colony: In 1936 he was working in the laundry with Harry Morgan, Mrs. Cole and Mrs. Turner.

In May 1936 he and Ida, along with Mrs. Minnie Hewitt and Charlotte, Mrs. Bondell Banta, Mrs. White, Mrs. Hardy, Ed Mansfield, Harold Emery helped prepare for the first reception of the summer season that was held in the Roof Garden.  

Home in Colony: Moved into the house with Mr. and Mrs. Bohnstedt, then noticed that they were also "Ed" and "Ida", so the Cole's became "Big Ed" and "Big Ida" while the Bohnstedt's remained only plain "Ed" and "Ida".  

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Post-Colony History:  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": February 29, 1936, May 30, 1936