Clarence Orion Pool

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Clarence Orion Pool

  • Birth 19 Sep 1874 New Holland, Pickaway County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 12 Feb 1954 Beaverlodge, Grande Prairie Census Division, Alberta, Canada
  • Burial Beaverlodge, Grande Prairie Census Division, Alberta, Canada
  • Memorial ID 31734075

Son of Reuben Elisha and Lydia Ann (Weller) Pool. Married Mina Randine Johnson.

CLARENCE O. POOL
Beaverlodge – Clarence Orian Pool, one of the oldest Pioneers of the Peace River Country, passed away quietly at his home in Beaverlodge, February 12th 1954. He was 79.
Born at New Holland, Ohio, September 20, 1874. Mr. Pool was graduated from Iowa State College at Ames, Iowa in 1896.
He served with the Colorado Voluteers in the Phillipine Islands during the Spanish-American War, receiving his discharge in 1898 due to ill health.
After teaching school in Iowa, he moved to Lawton, Oklahoma, where he farmed. There he met Mina R. Johnson and they were married December 18, 1907.
Mr Pool, with his wife and infant son Ralph, came to the peace River Country in 1909 with the O.H. Johnson family over the Athabasca Trail, homesteading near Beaverlodge.
The Pools, retired to a home in Beaverlodge in 1946.
When the first local school District was formed in 1910, Mr. Pool was elected one of the trustees and continued to serve in that capacity until he resigned in 1929. He was then appointed secretary-treasurer for the school board which office he held until 1937.
During his active years, Mr. Pool served as director of numerous district-wide enterprises. He took a keen interest in the Alberta Wheat Pool, Livestock and Poultry Pool, was a director of the Valhalla Creamery, member of the board of managers of the Grande Prairie Municipal Hospital Association, chairman of the Grande Prairie Co-op Poultry Producers Association and a member of the Alberta And Canadian Poultry Pools.
He was a charter member of Beaverlodge B.P.O. Elks No. 249 and was honored with a life membership in 1946.
He is survived by his widow, three sons, Harold of Beaverlodge, Lee of Goodfare and Clarence (Tod), of Swift Current; two daughters, Mrs Yukola Boyd, of Sexsmith and Mina of Grande Prairie. A son, Ralph, predeceased him in 1946. (this should have been 1945)
He is also survived by a brother Garfield, of Des Moines, Iowa and a sister, Mrs. Helen Elling, of Lawton, Oklahoma.
Footnote: (not included in the obituary in the Grande Prairie Herald-Tribune copy located at the Grande Prairie Public Library August 10, 2012 by grandson, Brad Pool)
He was buried in the Beaverlodge, Alberta Cemetery February 14, 1954.


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  • Created by: Robert "Rob" Weller
  • Added: 26 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31734075
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clarence Orion Pool (19 Sep 1874–12 Feb 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31734075, citing Beaverlodge Cemetery, Beaverlodge, Grande Prairie Census Division, Alberta, Canada ; Maintained by Robert "Rob" Weller (contributor 46505507) .