CORNELIUS COLE SIGNED CUT SIGNATURE, "C. Cole, California", 5.5 x 2, large ink signature of U.S. Civil War Congressman from California, U.S. Senator, and owner of all the land that is now Hollywood, California. In fine condition.
Cornelius Cole (1822 – 1924) was an American politician who served a single term in the U.S. House of Representative, during the U.S. Civil War, as a Republican representing California from 1863 to 1865, and another term in the U.S. Senate from 1867 to 1873. In 1880 he moved to southern California where he owned one of the original Spanish/Mexican landgrants, what is now known as Hollywood, then was dubbed Colegrove after his wife, Olive Colegrove. There are several streets now named after the family; Cole St., Willoughby Ave., Eleanor St. and Seward St. He died at the age of 102 years, 47 days, and is the longest-lived U.S. Senator.