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Sunday, November 20, 2011
Another Place to Find Obituaries
Obituary Record of Yale Graduates, 1926-1927.
Bulletin of Yale University, New Haven
"William Frederick Poole, B.A. 1891
Born January 14, 1868, in Melrose, Mass.
Died September 19, 1926, in Canton, Mass.
Father, William Frederick Poole (B.A. 1849, LL.D. Northwestern University 1882); a librarian; author of Poole's Index to Periodical Literature; son of Ward and Eliza (Wilder) Poole; seventh in descent from John Poole, who came from England to Cambridge, Mass., in 1630 and settled in Reading, Mass., in 1632. Mother, Fanny Maria (Gleason) Poole; descendant of Thomas Gleason [Leeson, Leason], who was born in Sulgrave, Northampton County, England, in 1617 and died in Cambridge, Mass., in 1686; descended also from William Hulberd, who came from Northumberland County, England, to Dorchester, Mass., in 1630 and moved to Windsor, Conn., in 1635. Yale relatives include an uncle, Henry W. Poole (B.A. 1845), and a brother-in-law, the Rev. Z. Swift Holbrook (B.A. 1875).
Evanston (Ill.) High School and Phillips-Andover. Second dispute appointment Junior year; first colloquy appointment Senior year; captain Freshman Baseball Team and member University Baseball Team three years; member Apollo and University Glee clubs, College Choir, Psi Upsilon, and Skull and Bones.
LL.B. Northwestern University 1893; during next six years practiced law in Chicago, being connected with firm of Hamlin, Scott and Lord; they moved to Boston, where he acted as attorney for Massachusetts Telephone Company until 1902; since then had been engaged in the general practice of law in Boston; associated in practice with Charles G. Bancroft and John Curtin 1904-1915; since then partner in form of Curtin, Poole and Allen and its successor, Curtin, Poole, Allen and Cooch; officer and director in several corporations; member New Old South (Congregational) Church, Boston, and also First Congregational Church, Canton.
Married November 10, 1915, in Canton, Mass., Sally McKendry, daughter of Larra Wentworth and Hannah Eliza (Day) Sumner. Children: Elizabeth, William Frederick, and Sally Sumner.
Death due to a cerebral hemorrhage. Buried in Canton Corner Cemetery, Canton. Survived by wife, son, two daughters, and two sisters, Miss Mary Poole, a non-graduate member of the Wellesley Class of 1883, and Mrs. C. Clarence Poole, both of Evanston, Ill."