Susan Dole Cole, M.A. is an educational consultant, writer, and lecturer. Her efforts with this work have encompassed twenty years of researching the history of the Dole Family. Countless resources have been explored, genealogists consulted, and research meticulously pursued. Relatives have been responsible for enhancing an increasingly significant library of photos, letters, books, and printed materials relevant to this compilation. Additionally, she has collected some of the most interesting general histories of the times to provide some of the context of the times and add historical perspective. Every effort has been made to credit sources and provide the authentic voice of the contributors. This is the story of the Dole Family along this line.