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, March 20, 2011

Clarence Frederic Poole -- Sunday Obituary

The below obituary is for my grandfather. It was obtained from the Evanston Historical Society. Unfortunately, I still haven't seen a photo of where he and his wife are buried in Skokie Memorial Park, Skokie, Illinois. Thanks to Susan and Carol's comments, I called the cemetery for plot location, then I posted the names and all data to FindAGrave and requested a photo be taken by a volunteer.

I recall meeting my grandfather twice, once in Evanston, Illinois and once in Boston, when he took us to eat at the Parker House. When my husband and I ate there last year, the memory of my grandfather's visit came back, after 50 years.

August 27, 1957

"Clarence Frederic Poole, 65, of 2741 Eastwood Avenue, died Sunday in Evanston Hospital.  Mr. Poole had just moved to the Eastwood Avenue address after living three years at 2517 Central Street.  Previously he lived 30 years at 1319 Greenwood Street.

A native Evanstonian, Mr. Poole was a patent lawyer with Parker and Carter in Chicago.  He served several years on the patent law committee of the National Association of Manufacturers and in 1954 was president of the Chicago Patent Law Association.

He attended the old Lincoln school at Main Street and Forest Avenue, and Evanston High School and was a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Northwestern law school.  He was a member of Sigma Phi, which he joined at Michigan, Westmoreland Country Club and the University Club of Chicago.

Surviving are his wife, Marie Stephenson Poole; two children, John Adams Poole of Lexington, Mass., and Mrs. Judith Goff of Northbrook; two step-children, Mrs. Lynn Carver, 1834 Asbury Avenue, and William H. Stephenson of Santa Barbara, Cal.; one sister Mrs. Edward H. Ludlow of Winnetka, and seven grandchildren.

Services were Wednesday afternoon in St. Mark's Episcopal church, with Dr. Paul Elmen officiating.  Burial was in Memorial Park."