Source: History of Whiteside County, IL, edited by Charles Bent, Morrison, IL 1877
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin, Tampico Area Historical Society www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com
HORACE B. COLE was born in Erie county, New York, in 1821, and came to Portland in 1840. His first occupation at his new home was teaching school. He has filled various township offices to the satisfaction of the people, and is now living on his farm. Mr. COLE married Miss Belinda BREWER in 1850. Their children are: Hugh Wallace, Tibbie and Frederick.