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Church Marriage: A. H. POOLE & A. C. MINNAAR (1 May 1907)

One of my husband’s cousins recalls hearing that their grandparents had eloped. The tale seems plausible, given the fact that “Oupa” Arthur Henry POOLE had arrived in South Africa in 1901 as a member of the British Army sent out to … 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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