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The Making of An Armourer: Arthur Henry POOLE (1891 & 1901)

Arthur Henry POOLE, my husband’s grandfather, apparently found an agreeable occupation early in life and continued to enjoy it long after his retirement. Agent Q, my husband’s brother in South Africa, fondly recalls Oupa in his workshop. “When WW2 was in … Continue reading

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Ouma POOLE: Letitia Selina MINNAAR (ca. 1885 – ca. 1965)

My husband and his brothers spent a lot of time when they were young with their POOLE grandparents and speak of them with great fondness. Family members agree that Ouma POOLE’s given name was Letitia Selina. However, alternate names emerged during research into vital … Continue reading

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A Name Puzzle: Angela Letitia POOLE (1909 – 1996)

Often genealogical research uncovers only one “official” source that attests to a person’s birth name, and we have little choice except to record the name as shown on that document. In the case of my husband’s mother, Angela, several extant documents cause some confusion about … Continue reading

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