Aaron Deal Poole


Aaron Deal Poole

Iredell County, North Carolina, USA
Death Jul 1900 (aged 24)
Iredell County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Mooresville, Iredell County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 184714431 View Source
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Son of James Z. Poole and first wife, Jane McRee Poole, of Iredell County NC.

Married Dicy Lucinda Augusta "Lassie" Reid on 10 Aug 1898 in Iredell County NC.

They had a daughter, Fanny J. Poole, born May 1899.

At the time of his death in Jul 1900, his wife was pregnant with their son, James Aaron Poole, born in 1901.

By 1910 Census his widow, Lassie, is living in her father's household with her brother, Gabriel, and her two sons, James Aaron Poole and Bruno M. Poole who is shown as age 5. Bruno was born 4 years after her husband died so it is unknown whether Bruno was Lassie's biological son or whether she raised him and he took her surname. Daughter Fanny J. Poole is not shown as living in this household with her mother and brothers.

1920 Census shows Lassie still living in her father's household with her brother, Gabriel, and her two sons. Fanny J. Poole is not shown in this household.

1930 Census shows Lassie and son, Bruno M. Poole, living together in a rented house on Railroad Street in Cornelius, NC. Her father, James Reid, had died in 1921 so his property was probably sold to settle his estate which required Lassie, her sons, and Gabriel to move. Her other son, James Aaron Poole, is shown in his own household with his wife, Mabel. Fanny J. Poole is not shown in this household. Lassie's brother, Gabriel, is shown in 1930 Census living in the household of their brother, Franklin Benjamin Bell Reid. See obituary below for Aaron Deal Poole which indicated that his brother-in-law, Gabriel, was also handicapped in some way and used crutches.

Lassie never remarried and lived until 1960 having been married for 2 years followed by 60 years of widowhood.


Obituary from Mooresville Enterprise, Mooresville NC newspaper on Monday, 23 Jul 1900:

"Aaron Deal Poole, 24, of Davidson township, this county died Monday. On Saturday, Mr. Poole has complained to his wife that his amputated leg (which she had buried when it was removed) hurt so badly that he could hardly tolerate the pain which was intense. On Monday, he went to the cotton field and was hoeing cotton, seemingly bright and cheerful, in company of his wife's brother, Gabriel Reid, who also used crutches due to a handicap. At the dinner hour, they returned to the home of Jim Reid who was Mr. Poole's father-in-law, and Mr. Reid's father. After a meal of the usual quantity of food, Mr Poole became suddenly ill and had a fainting spell and died having ruptured a blood vessel in his neck. Mr. Poole was 24 years of age and left a wife and child. His remains were buried at Centre Church on Tuesday afternoon, the funeral being conducted by Rev.P.L. Pharr, his pastor. Mr. Poole was the son of James Z. Poole who lives about 3 miles west of town and is employed by Mr. Voils as a shoemaker."

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