Bureau County Biographies 1885
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Bureau Bios 1885 > Warren Poole

Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois
H. C. Bradsby, Editor
Chicago: World Publishing company - 1885

Transcribed by Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society

Page 622

WARREN POOLE, Dover, was born in Williamstown, Vt., February 8, 1834. He is the son of George and Mary (Wight) Poole. The father was born in Putney, Vt., December, 1798, and removed with his parents to Williamstown in 1800, where he resided till 1848, when he came to this county, and remained until  his death July 23, 1879. His wife was born in Connecticut, May, 1799, and died in Dover, October 5, 1879. they were married at Williamstown in 1829, and were the parents of seven children, five of whom are now living, Mrs. S. P. Clark and our subject residing in this county. Warren Poole came to Illinois with his parents and settled in Bureau County, when in his fifteenth year. His education he received from the common district schools of that date. He was reared on a farm and has always made farming his occupation. He was married February 8, 1859, to Miss Sarah V. Humphrey, who was born July 25, 1840, in Palermo, Oswego Co., N. Y. She is the daughter of Theodore and Fanny (Phelps) Humphrey. Both were natives of Connecticut. He was born January 1, 1794. They were married at Burlington, September 25, 1817, and a few years later removed to New York. In the fall of 1843 they came to this county, where they resided until they died, he March 29, 1856. she July 23, 1862. they were the parents of three sons and two daughters, of whom Mrs. Poole is the youngest and the only one now living. Mr. and Mrs. Poole have four children: Henry H., born October 24, 1861; George T., August 13. 1863, died September, 1884; Fanny P., November 17, 1867; Edward W., March 22, 1876. Mr. Poole is Republican in politics, and has held various township offices. The farm which he now owns is that which his wife's father bought on first coming to this county. It contains 186 acres adjoining the village of Dover.

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