|Birth: ||Apr. 29, 1833|
|Death: ||Feb. 11, 1891|
MILBURN Z. POOLE....Although two decades have passed since Milburn Z. Poole was called to his final rest, he is still remembered as one of the respected citizens and substantial agriculturists of Pike township, where he followed farming for many years. His birth occurred in Indiana on the 29th of April, 1833, his parents being Micajah and Rebecca ( Ralson ) Poole, who came to Iowa in 1836, first taking up their abode in Lee county. The father, who was successfully engaged in general agricultural pursuits throughout his active business career, passed away in 1873. His wife was called to her final rest in 1885. Unto this worthy couple were born ten children, five of whom are yet living, as follows : William, who is a resident of Muscatine county ; Joseph and Benton, living in Lee county ; McDonald, who makes his home in the state of Washington ; and Adeline, the wife of Thomas Walker, of Grant, Oklahoma.
Milburn Z. Poole, who was but three years of age when brought to Iowa by his parents, remained at home until a youth of seventeen, when he started out in life for himself. In 1851 he crossed the plains to California, remaining in that state for ten years or until 1861, when he enlisted for service in the Civil war as a member of the One Hundredth California Volunteer Cavalry. Later he attached to Company A, Second Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry, with which command he remained until the close of hostilities, serving in the capacity of wagonmaster. After being honorably discharged he returned to Muscatine county and became identified with general agricultural pursuits. Subsequently he purcjased the farm which remained his place of abode until the time of his demise and which is now in the possession of his widow. His undertakings as an agriculturist were attended with a gratifying measure of success and when he passed away in February, 1891, the community mourned the loss of one of its most substantial and esteemed citizens.
On the 16th of January, 1808, Mr. Poole was united in marriage to Miss Julia E. Stafford, a native of Logan county, Ohio, and a daughter of William R. and Hester ( Owen ) Stafford, who were born in Pennsylvania and Ohio respectively. They came to Iowa in 1854, settling on a farm in Muscatine county which the father operated for a few years. He then took up his abode in West Liberty, where he worked at the cobbler's trade for thirty-five years. The remainder of his life was spent in honorable retirement and it was in 1903 that he was called to his final rest. His mortal remains were intered in Oak Ridge cemetery by the side of his wife, who had passed away in 1898. Their children were six in number, namely : Martha M., the wife of Elias Adams, of Pike township ; Charles C., who is a resident of Tennessee ; Frank, living in El Paso, Texas ; Albert, of Hollywood, California ; Mary J., the wife of Enoch O. Lundy, of Rock Island, Illinois ; and Mrs. Poole.
The last named also became the mother of six children, the record of whom is as follows. Adeline, who taught school for several years prior to her marriage, is now the wife of William Moylan, of Muscatine, Iowa. Albert, who is married to Maggie Dugan and is also a resident of Muscatine. Mattie is the wife of Charles Conklin and makes her home at West Liberty, Iowa ; William M., who operates the old homestead farm, wedded Miss Elsie Shafer, a native of Pike township and a daughter of William and Sarah ( Creps ) Shafer. They had two children ; Charles, who was born on the 25th of May, 1902 ; and Hazel, who died at the age of five years. Fred Poole makes his home with his widowed mother. Edna gave her hand in marriage to Berl Heath and lives on a farm in this county. The family belong to the Christian church and take an active and helpful interest in its work. Mrs. Poole enjoys an extensive acquaintance throughout the community in which she resides and is highly esteemed as a lady of many excellent traits of heart and mind.
Biographies For Muscatine County Iowa 1911
Source: History of Muscatine County Iowa, Volume II, Biographical, 1911, page 668
Civil War Vetereran
California Civil War Rosters
The California Hundred:
Company A, Second Massachusetts Cavalry
Micajah Poole (1800 - 1873)
Rebecca Rawlston Poole (1808 - 1884)
Julia Elizabeth Stafford Poole (1843 - 1922)
Infant Son Poole (1868 - 1868)*
Hettie R. Poole (1870 - 1873)*
Albert Benton Poole (1875 - 1953)*
Mattie Poole Conklin Kelly (1879 - 1952)*
William Poole (1881 - 1959)*
Fred F. Poole (1883 - 1968)*
Edna A. Poole Heath (1889 - 1975)*
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Plot: Old Oak Blk 4/Lot 4/Sp 2
Created by: Leslie P. Fowers
Record added: Jan 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33237056