Educator, civil servant. Born– May 26, 1896 in Ashville, Ala. Parents– George W. M. and Louisa Malissa (Driggers) Cole. Married– Olen W. Stanfield on June 7, 1924. Children– Two. Education– graduated high school in 1915 in Etowah Co., Ala.; attended junior college. Taught public school for next 5 years; entered U.S. Postal Service, working over 13 years as postmaster in Walnut Grove; worked over 6 years at Gadsden Air Force Depot; taught grade 6 in Walnut Grove, 1944-1945; after retirement wrote and did research in genealogy and local history.


files at Birmingham Public Library and Alabama Public Library Service; Sourwood Tonic and Sassafras Tea; The Reporter, Boaz, Ala. Aug. 28, 1982; and from Mrs. Stanfield.


History of Walnut Grove, Alabama. Boaz, Ala.; Boaz Leader Printing Co., 1964.

Life Line. Albertville, Ala.; Thompson Printing Co., 1973.

Palmerdale, Alabama; 50 Years History, 1934-1984. Boaz, Alabama; Boaz Printing Co., 1984.

Sourwood Tonic and Sassafras Tea; Memories of Rural Life in Northern Alabama at the Turn of the Century. New York; Exposition Press, 1963.

Southern Cole Families. Boaz, Ala; M. C. Stanfield, 1968.