Adrian Pool

Jones Prairie, Milam County, Texas, USA
Death 12 Feb 1960 (aged 83)
El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
Burial El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
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Adrian Pool Taken by Death

One of El Paso's most colorful political figures, Adrian Pool, died yesterday at his home at 2830 Aurora avenue. He was 83.

A graduate of the University of Texas, with a bachelor of arts and a law degree, Mr. Pool settled in El Paso in 1909.

His first office was Police Court judge. Later he was elected county judge, and from there he went to the State Legislature. While serving his sixth term as representative from the El Paso district, Mr. Pool was appointed by Governor Dan Moody as a member of the State Board of Control.

Appointed by Roosevelt

A staunch Democrat, Mr. Pool was appointed U. S. collector of customs for the El Paso district by the late President Roosevelt in 1933. He served until 1942, retiring because of ill health.

Texans will remember Mr. Pool as a pioneer in the building of good roads. As a county judge and later as a legislator, he played a leading part in the development of the State's excellent system of highways, both primary and lateral.

In 1916 he promoted the Bank-head Highway. U. S. 80, from El Paso to Fort Worth. In later years one of his sisters recalled, "Everybody thought he was crazy then to believe that people would ever travel from El Paso to Fort Worth in an automobile."

Rites are Set

Foreseeing the importance of Carlsbad Caverns as a tourist attraction and the need for making, Eli Paso a gateway to the Caverns, Mr. Pool pioneered the formation of the El Paso-Hudspeth road district. He obtained the appropriation of $500,000 in State and Federal funds to build the El Paso-Carlsbad Highway.

Survivors include his widow,Mrs. Inez Singleton Pool; three sisters. Mrs. Olga Pool Wilson, Mrs. R. S. Marshall and Mrs Charles E. Meador, all of El Paso: two nieces, Mrs. Harry Phillips of El Paso and Mrs. Harry Hall of St. Louis, Mo., and a nephew, Van C. Wilson of Chicago.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Monday in the Harding and Orr Chapel with the Rev.Don Schooler of Trinity Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at Evergreen Cemetery.

--El Paso, Texas, Sat. Feb. 13, 1960

Relatives and friends of the late Adrian Pool, who are here from far away places are Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Byrne of Bakersfield, Calif.; Irwin Singleton of Beaumont; Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Pool of Roswell; Will Pool of Brownfield and Mrs. Pope Pool and Miss Mary Pool of Carlsbad.

--El Paso, Texas, Tues, Feb 16, 1960

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