Capt Francis Marion “Dave” Poole

Capt Francis Marion “Dave” Poole

Dover, Lafayette County, Missouri, USA
Death 29 May 1899 (aged 61–62)
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Plot Section 5, Block 14, Lot 3, Space 4
Memorial ID 64871274 · View Source
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During the Civil War, Poole served as a captain under Confederate Colonel William Quantrill; he is named in some of Quantrill's dispatches. Originally buried in Porter Cemetery, Poole's body was moved to Greenwood in 1981.

My sincerest thanks to
donnatreez--- Find A Grave (#46803539)
for transferring this memorial to my account. Full credit goes to her for her historical research expressed in the above text and photo credits go to Donna for her pictures of the cemetery and headstone.
VERY Much appreciated!

Full credit for the photo of Francis Poole is hereby credited:

"Courtesy of the William J. Stier Collection."

"You recently downloaded my carte de visite of Confederate Captain Dave Poole to this site. I don't have an issue with you using my photograph but you must credit the image with the following notation, "Courtesy of the William J. Stier Collection."
-----Mon 7/31, 6:44 PM
William J. Stier

NOTE: I, Silas Griffin, had no knowledge this photo even existed before I got the FAG notice from Mr. Stier on 7/31/17, and had no part in it apparently being downloaded to this memorial by the person whose name appears below the photo. Mr. Poole, myself, and we all are honored by the photo being here and generously thank Mr. Stier for allowing the photo to be accessed. Sincerely, Silas Griffin

Capt. Frances Marion Pool- May 31, 1899
Frances Marion Pool, better known as Captan Dave Pool died at 1:30 yesterday morning at his residence five and one half miles northeast (a rural place known as Schultz) of the city (Phoenix) after a prolonged illness. His funeral was conducted by the Rev. E. McCreary and took place at the residence. He was a noted character in the days of the war. He early joined Quantrell's band and participated in all the stirring events which made that organization famous among its friends and notorious among its enemies. He was among the foremost in the Lawrence raid. Those that knew him said that he was a quiet man except in times when action was required. Major John Edwards in his book: "Quantrell and His Men" gives Capt. Pool a conspicuous place. At the close of the war, with many other members of the band, he settled down to peaceful pursuits. He was possessed of considerable wealth, most of which was lost by reverses while he was living in Texas.

NOTE: Pool instead of Poole may be a mis-spelling in his Obit.
Frances M. Pool married Lora M. Kirtley, Jan. 24, 1882 in Lafayette County, MO. Lora was born 1856 in MO and she was the sister of Gustavus A. Kirtley of Lafayette Co., MO.
Lora's father:
William A. Kirtley
Lora's Mother:
Elizabeth E. Shelby

AZ death Cert
>-----> This Internet source is a West / Poole family genealogy site with photos and sketches of F M Poole.

In Observance of the Arizona Centennial, 1912--2012

Silas Griffin, G.R.a.V.E., 1999-2012
I discovered Poole's Obit in a Phoenix newspaper online during my U of AZ Honors Undergrad project in 1999-2000.

Family Members

Gravesite Details Next to his brother-in-law, Gustavus A. Kirtley



  • Maintained by: Robert S. Griffin
  • Originally Created by: donnatreez
  • Added: 29 Jan 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 64871274
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Francis Marion “Dave” Poole (1837–29 May 1899), Find a Grave Memorial no. 64871274, citing Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Robert S. Griffin (contributor 47532305) .