Obit: Poole, George (1861 - 1953)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Poole, Benedict, Berrett, Nelson,
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) June 25, 1953
Poole, George (21 September 1861– 12 June
Word was received here of the death of a former
Greenwood resident, George Poole, 91, who died June 12, in the
LaFayette County Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, June
15, at the Baptist Church in Darlington, Wis. The Rev.
Wendell Hanson officiated. Burial was in the Union Grove
Poole was born September 21, 1861, in Clayton County, Iowa.
His father gave his life for his country during the Civil
War. At the age of two he was brought to Wisconsin to live
with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Poole at
November 16, 1882, he was married to Myrtie Benedict. They
celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1932. Mrs.
Poole died the following year, June 18, 1933. After their
marriage they lived for some time in Darlington, later moving to
Greenwood, where they lived for 25 years on the present Verland
Berrett farm. After the death of his wife he went to reside
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. C. E. (Mabel) Nelson of Darlington, and a son Leroy of Kelly Lake, Minn.; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and two nieces.
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