Edgar Cole, M. D., one of the most successful physicians and surgeons of Holmesville, Ohio, is a native of Bradford County, Penn., born August 1, 1842, a son of John and Asenath (Andrews) Cole, the former a native of Pennsylvania, of German and English descent, the latter a native of Vermont, of Scotch descent. Our subject was reared on a farm, and followed that vocation until he was thirty years of age. He began reading medicine when twenty-five years old, and finally entered the University of Philadelphia, from which he graduated in 1873. He first located in his native State at West Franklin, but in the fall of 1873 went to Tennessee, following his profession, although his chief purpose was to regain failing health, and in 1874 he came to Holmesville, where he has built up a good practice.
Dr. Cole was married in his native county in 1866, to Prudence E., daughter of Gates and Rebecca Wilcox, the latter of whom is deceased. To Dr. Cole and wife were born two children, Glenn and Maude. This wife dying, the Doctor married, October 4, 1877, Mrs. Sadie E. Starner, widow of Jackson Starner, and a native of Holmes County, born in 1848. Dr. Cole served in the War of 1861, and enlisted at Towanda, Bradford Co., Penn., at the age of nineteen, being the first man to sign the enlistment roll in that county. He returned to his home at the expiration of five weeks, and re-enlisted, serving this time five months, although enlisting for three years, having been discharged on account of disability. Dr. Cole is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Millersburgh Lodge; in politics he affiliates with the Democratic party. In the fifteen years he has lived in Holmesville he has made many friends, and is now one of the prominent citizens of the town.
Biographical Record of Holmes County, 1889