|Birth: ||Nov. 8, 1878|
|Death: ||Mar., 1938|
John Calhoughn Pool was born in 1878 in Montague County, Texas where he grew up. On his brother William's advice, he filed a homestead claim on land around Bryantine, Harding County, New Mexico, where he met his future wife. He married Mary "Molly" Elizabeth Hawkins whose family were also homesteaders. They married in a double ceremony with John's sister Lille May (who married Willie Weeks) on 28 August 1907, in Tucumcari, Quay County, New Mexico.
John and Molly lived in a dugout while waiting until their house was finished. Their first son and daughter were born in the dugout. He and his family moved to Earlsboro, Pottawatomi County, Oklahoma for work and that's where their other three children were born.
They came back to the homestead in 1915, about the same time that the Hawkins family was getting ready to move to Tucumcari, so the Post Office for Bryantine was moved to their ranch. He and his neighbors held jackrabbit roundups every year, to try to preserve their crops. They also had rattlesnake roundups every year. There is nothing left of Bryantine today, except for a few windmills. All of the homestead lands in the area have been purchased by Texas Cattle Company.
John and Molly moved into Tucumcari, where he worked for a coal company. They also a owned couple of extra houses that they rented out (they were the two houses next door to theirs).
John became sick five years later and shortly after that, his son-in-law Walter Kuykendall also became ill. Walter died at the end of the year, and John told his daughter Violet, that it should have been him to go as Walter was too young. He went to Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas for medical treatment, where he died in 1938.
This information is taken from the Pool Family Bible, in the possession of my mother (John and Molly's granddaughter).
Children of John and Elizabeth
William Thomas Pool 1908 – 1986
Violet Alene Pool 1911 – 1958
John Henry Pool 1912 –
Bessie Pauline Pool 1915 – 2005
Paul Roy Pool 1915 – 1985
Joseph Laban Pool (1850 - 1900)
Susan Virginia Yarbrough Pool (1852 - 1907)
Mary Elizabeth Hawkins Pool (1891 - 1932)
William Thomas Pool (1908 - 1985)*
Violet Aline Pool Kuykendall Bitler (1910 - 1958)*
John Henry Pool (1912 - 1988)*
Roy Paul Pool (1915 - 1985)*
Bessie Pauline Pool Frantz (1915 - 2005)*
William Thomas Pool (1875 - 1903)*
Oscar Pool (1876 - 1956)*
John Calhougn Pool (1878 - 1938)
Jessie Pool Bryant (1884 - 1956)*
Robert E. Lee Pool (1884 - 1943)*
Elizabeth Pool (1887 - 1912)*
Elizabeth Pool (1888 - 1912)*
Lillian Mae Pool Weeks (1889 - 1910)*
Susan Virginia Pool Heath (1894 - 1925)*
Tucumcari Memorial Park
New Mexico, USA
Maintained by: Rita Osborne
Originally Created by: Wendy Green
Record added: Jun 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19890525