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POOLE, Horace

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POOLE, Horace. (Danvers, MA, Dec. 18, 1837--Dubuque, IA, Feb. 16, 1916). Poole, the son-in-law of Solon LANGWORTHY, entered Kimball Union Academy at Meriden, New Hampshire. Upon graduating, he made a voyage to China to learn navigation. He returned to the United States in 1857, moved to Dubuque in 1858, and accepted the position of bookkeeper in the commission house of Smith and Cannon. (1)

Horace was a member of the GOVERNOR'S GREYS. Upon President Lincoln’s call for soldiers at the beginning of the CIVIL WAR he enlisted on April 20, 1861, and was enrolled as a member of Company I, First Iowa Infantry. (2)

In 1870 he was the active head of POOLE, GILLIAM & CO., jobbers and wholesale dealers in fancy groceries, teas, syrups, canned goods, fruits, tobaccos and cigars at 272 Main Street. (3)

In 1892 Poole was appointed a receiver for the DUBUQUE ELECTRIC RAILWAY, LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY. In 1898 he became the Chief Deputy United States Marshall, for the Northern District of Iowa. (4)



1. "Horace Poole," Linwood Legacies. Online: http://www.linwoodlegacies.org/the-solon-massey-langworthy-family.html

2. Ibid.

3. Oldt, Franklin T. The History of Dubuque County, Iowa. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1880, p. 859

4. Linwood Legacies