William Washington Cole , circus director in United States
Born 1847 in United States
dead 1915-03-10 , son of artist William Cole and artist Mary Cooke .
William H. Cole (English Clown & contortionist) d.1858 married Mary Ann Cooke daughter of Thomas Taplin Cooke
(1782-1866), of the Cooke's Royal Circus in New York (came from England, toured America 1836 to 1840).
William H. Cole died in 1858. They had a child named William Washington Cole (WW Cole) who was 15 years old when his father died. In 1860 Mary Ann and her son WW traveled west into Iowa and joined with the Orton Circus. Mary Ann married Miles Orton
(1836-1903) (Orton Bros Circus) on her husband's death.
William & Mary's son William Washington "Chilly Billy" Cole 1847-1915 born in NY founded W.W. Cole Circus, made $million, and sold it to two Canadian brothers. He was an only child and married Margaret Koble.
There is a book written about him called Chilly Billy.
He died on March 10, 1915. He left an estate in excess of $5,000,000.
W. W. Cole Born: 1847
Mother:Mary CookeBorn: ?