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George Douglas Howard Cole (1889 - 1959)

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George Douglas Howard Cole
Born in Cambridge United Kingdommap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in London United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Jun 2016
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Categories: Fabian Society.


He and his wife set the world to rights and wrote detective stories.

His Wikipedia page has nothing on his early life, which is odd considering two biographies have been written and are cited as sources.

An encyclopedia article by his brother-in-law Raymond Postgate says he was the son of a small builder in Ealing. But this appears not to correspond to the birth registration and census records.

Professor Yaffle was inspired by Cole.


GRO Index for birth

"England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 October 2014), George Douglas H Cole, 1889; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

From Camdex the subdistrict was apparently St Andrew the Less.

GRO Index for marriage

"England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2014), George D H Cole and null, 1918; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing 1918, quarter 3, vol. 1B, p. 240, Pancras, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

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