My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Poole Obituaries

Thanks to Terri O'Connell of Finding Our Ancestors blog for helping me in finding two Poole obituaries for me in Chicago. Fortunately, she located one for my great-grandfather, and one for my great-grandaunt. Both people are also second cousins.

Chicago Daily Tribune, Dec. 4, 1914
Pg. 10.


Patent Lawyer Succumbs at His
Residence in Winnetka--Funeral
to be Held Tomorrow.

Charles C. Poole, patent lawyer, died
yesterday at his residence in Winnetka
at the age of 58. He was a member of
the firm of Poole and Cromer, 140 South
Dearborn Street.

Mr. Poole was born in California. In
1884 he married Miss Anne Poole, daughter
of the late Dr. William F. Poole, librarian
of the Newberry library.

Funeral services will be held from
Christ Episcopal church, Winnetka, at 2
p. m. tomorrow. Burial at Washington,
D. C.

Note: Charles C. Poole was my great-grandfather.

Chicago Daily Tribune, Feb. 9, 1919
Pg. 15.

of Pioneer road, Evanston, died
Wednesday. She was born in Salem,
Mass., in September, 1855, being the
eighth generation in descent from Gov.
Bradstreet of Massachusetts, the family
having originally come to the 
country in the Mayflower. Her father
was Dr. William Frederick Poole, noted
librarian, author of "Poole's Index to
Periodical Literature," and president
of the American Historical society.

Mrs. Holbrook's husband, Z. Swift
Holbrook, was closely associated with
Chicago's development. He died in
1901. Mrs. Holbrook is survived by
two daughters, Mrs. John A. Hilles
and Mrs. Hiram McCullough of Evanston,
a son, William Poole Holbrook of
Chicago; a sister, Mrs. C. Clarence
Poole of Evanston; a brother, William
Frederick Poole of Boston; and a sister,
Mary Poole of Reading, Mass. Services
were held at the chapel in Graceland
cemetery, Chicago, Friday afternoon.

Note: Alice Poole Holbrook was my great grandaunt.