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William Frederick Poole
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Birth: Dec. 21, 1821
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1894
Evanston
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Pioneering librarian. A founder of the American Library Association in 1876 and its first president. He was librarian of the Boston Athenaeum, 185669, and organized the public libraries of Cincinnati, 187173, and Chicago, 187487, as well as the Newberry Library, 188794, and the U.S. Naval Academy library. He compiled the first general index to U.S. periodicals, Poole's Index to Periodical Literature in 1848, superceded in the early 20th Century by the Readers Guide to Periodical Literature.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Ward Poole (1799 - 1864)
  Eliza Wilder Poole (1801 - 1859)
 
 Spouse:
  Frances Maria Gleason Poole (1834 - 1904)*
 
 Children:
  Helen Poole (1855 - 1856)*
  Anna Poole Poole (1857 - 1930)*
  Mary Poole (1859 - 1932)*
  Fanny Poole (1862 - 1864)*
  Eliza Poole (1865 - 1871)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joshua Hall Poole (1819 - 1877)*
  William Frederick Poole (1821 - 1894)
  Joseph C Poole (1836 - 1845)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Harmony Grove Cemetery
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Maintained by: Barbara Poole
Originally Created by: Bob on Gallows Hill
Record added: May 13, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10954946
William Frederick Poole
Added by: Bob on Gallows Hill
 
William Frederick Poole
Added by: Bob on Gallows Hill
 
William Frederick Poole
Added by: Bob on Gallows Hill
 
 
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This person is a direct ancestor of mine. If you wish further information, please write me at: BarbaraPoole@Gmail.com. Thank you.
- Barbara Poole
 Added: Jul. 13, 2007

- anonymous
 Added: Jun. 5, 2005
 
 
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