Surname: Poole

Allen Genealogy of New Bedford Massachusetts

The Allen family of New Bedford Massachusetts is descended from George Allen who’s children and descendants would eventually settle in Old Dartmouth and New Bedford Massachusetts. This is an extensive genealogy of five sons of the fourteen children of James Allen and Sarah Howland of New Bedford MA, including the ancestry of James Allen back to George Allen.

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Hawes Family of Wrentham, MA

For generations, since the early Colonial period, the Hawes family has been resident in Wrentham, Mass. The line is traced back to Edward Hawes, of Dedham, Mass., born probably about 1620, who died in 1686. He married April 15, 1648, Eliony Lombard. This genealogy discusses the line from Edward through Oliver Snow Hawes who removed to Fall River Mass. It then discusses the family and descendants of Olvier Snow Hawes who resided in the vicinity of Fall River.

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Descendants of Benjamin S. Atwood of Whitman, MA

Benjamin S. Atwood, the well-known box manufacturer of Whitman, Mass., was one of the best known men in Plymouth county, and as a business man and as a soldier stood high in the estimation of all who know him. He was born in the town of Carver, Plymouth county, June 25, 1840. The Atwood family of which Benjamin S. Atwood is a descendant is an old and prominent family of Plymouth Colony. The founder was John Wood, who came to Plymouth in 1643, and was later known as John Atwood – a spelling of the name that has been retained to the present time.

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Norwich Vermont in the Revolutionary War

The sources of information in regard to the part taken by the town in the Revolutionary struggle are few and scanty. The earliest allusion in the town records to this important epoch of the country’s history is found in the election of a Committee of Safety at the annual town meeting, March 11, 1777. This committee was five in number: Deacon Joseph Smalley, Samuel Hutchinson, John Hatch, Captain Hezekiah Johnson and John Hopson. There is much reason to believe, however, that this was not the first Committee of Safety that acted for the town; but was a new committee selected to conform to a recommendation made to the towns in Cumberland and Gloucester Counties by the Convention at Westminster which declared the independence of Vermont the preceding January. 1Governor and Council, Vol. I, p. 47. It is pretty certain that a company of militia was organized in Norwich as early as the year 1774 or 1775. Of this company Peter Olcott was chosen Captain and Thomas Murdock, Ensign, doubtless by the votes of the men enrolled in the same. The company was probably a purely voluntary organization of patriotic young men, in Colonel Seth Warner‘s regiment of Rangers in 1775, in the continental service. Colonel Timothy Bedell, of Haverhill, N. H., also raised a regiment the same year for service in Canada. Fresh regiments were enlisted early in the...

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Biographical Sketch of Emma G. Poole

(See Ghigau and Sanders).-Emma Gazelle, daughter of William W. and Julia (Van Olhausen) Musick, born in St. Louis, Missouri, March 20, 1864, educated in that city and graduated from the Kndergarden Instruction School, taught in that branch in St. Louis and in Worcester Academy at Vinita, married January 11, 1388 in St. Louis Mission Charles Walton Poole, born in the Cherokee Nation, October 25, 1859, son of John and Sarah Myra (Harlan) Poole. He was the pioneer merchant of Chelsea, and postmaster of that place for nine years. He was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner. He died May 14, 1910. Mrs. Poole is an Eeastern Star and White Shriner, a Methodist and belongs to the Dephian Club. Charles W. and Emma G. Poole were the parents of Charles Walton, born September 25, 1889; Carlisle A., born April 2s, 1894; Scott O., born October 2, 1889, enlisted in the Navy in 1917, was a yoeman on the Minnesota, and honorably discharged in January 1920; Gladys C., born August 29, 1901 member Senior class Chelsea High School 1921 . The parents of Emma G. Poole were natives of Virginia; her father was born September 2, 1862, and her mother, October 25,...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles Walter Poole

Charles Walter Poole was born October 25, 1859, on the Neosho River, Indian Territory, eldest son of John Poole, who married Sarah Harlan, daughter of a prominent Cherokee, and who was killed on Lees Creek, Indian Territory, during the war, by bushwhackers. John Poole was a Missourian by birth. Charles attended public and high schools in the Cherokee Nation until his eighteenth year, when he accepted a clerkship from W. C. Patton & Co., at Vinita, with whom he continued until April, 1885, when he came to Chelsea to engage in the mercantile business, which he now carries on successfully. Mr. Poole married Miss Emma G. Musick, of St. Louis, daughter of William R. Musick, a manufacturer of steel ranges in that city. Mrs. Poole, prior to her marriage, was one of the first teachers at Worcester Academy, Vinita. While there she first met her husband, and was wooed and won. They have a bright, interesting little boy, born September 25, 1889. Mr. Poole is related to many of the most prominent Cherokee families, the Adairs, Starrs, Harnages, and others. He is an energetic, wide-awake young man, with a good knowledge of business, being a pioneer merchant of Chelsea, and a member of its council ever since the incorporation of the town. Mrs. Poole is a highly cultured, educated lady, and has identified herself with her husband’s interests in...

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Poole, Elwyn L. – Obituary

Elwyn L. Poole, 85, of Pendleton, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1986, at Delamarter Care Center. He was born Feb. 21, 1900 in Rio, Miss., the son of Richard and Inez Poole. He attended Emerson Institute of Technology in Washington, D.C., and worked for various agencies of the federal government. When he retired in 1962 he was employed by the General Services Administration as an air conditioning engineer. On March 8, 1924, he married Ethel Alline Bound of Bailey, Miss. They lived in the District of Columbia, Arlington, Va., Walla Walla and Phoenix, Ariz. Poole came to Pendleton in 1977 to be near his daughter, Merle (Mrs. Robert) Blanc. His first wife died in 1978 and on April 22, 1982, he married Fannie Molstrom at Camlu Retirement Apartments, Pendleton. Survivors include his wife in Pendleton; son, Alfred of Kent, Wash.; daughter, Merle Blanc of Pendleton; stepdaughter Betty Wiginton of San Francisco, Calif.; seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren. A son, Edward, and a grandson, Frederick Elwyn Poole, died earlier. Recitation of the rosary will be Sunday, 7:30 p.m. in the chapel at Burns Mortuary, Pendleton. A graveside service will be held Monday, 10 a.,. at the Mountain View Cemetery in Walla Walla. Contributions may be made to the St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary or to a charity of donor’s choice. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Poole, Fannie Brothers Molstrom – Obituary

A graveside funeral service for Fannie Molstrom Poole will be held at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton on Friday at 10 a.m. Mrs. Poole, 92, of Pendleton, died Tuesday, May 14, 1991, at Amber Valley Care Center in Pendleton. She was born Oct. 10, 1898, at Paducah, KY, to Chris Henry and Rachael Valentine Lee. She married Roy Brothers in 1915; they were later divorced. On March 4, 1929, she married Henry Molstrom. The couple was engaged in farming north of Pendleton for over 60 years. Mr. Molstrom died in 1975. In 1982 she married Elwyn Poole. He died in 1986. Mrs. Poole was very active in the Democratic Party and received three presidential invitations to the Inaugural Ball from presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Carter. She was president of the Ladies Democratic Club, was Congressman Al Ullman’s County Chairman for six years, Umatilla County Democratic Central Committee Woman for many years, served as chairman of fund-raising for Azalea House at Oregon State University, sponsored dances at Cold Spring Grange Hall; was a member of the Round-Up Hall of Fame committee when it was organized; appointed to the Umatilla County Welfare Commission by Gov. Robert Holmes and Gov. Mark Hatfield; and served with a Umatilla County group to encourage women to vote. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and Ladies of the Oriental Shrine. Survivors include a daughter, Betty...

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Rough Riders

Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.

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