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POOL, Asa: Died 1964


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Date: 9/12/2017 at 21:31:08

**Handwritten: Rec-Rep. 5 March 1964
Frozen Body Of Elderly Man Found

The frozen body of 82-year-old Asa Pool was found in an out-building on his property near Pittsburg Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Dr. Kiyoshi Furumoto, assistant Van Buren county medical examiner, said death occurred about a week before. He said death was due to a heart attack.

Pool lived alone on the property.

He was found by his son, Conrad Pool, of Fairfield, who had come to visit him. Conrad Pool told Dr. Furumoto that he last visited his father on Feb. 17 and found him in apparent good health at that time.

Mr. Pool was born at Mt. Zion on Dec. 11, 1881. He was a retired blacksmith and a veteran of the First World War. He had been a resident of the Pittsburg community for 35 years.

Mr. Pool was married to Madaline Cook on Aug. 30, 1924. She died in 1943.

Six sons and five daughters survive: Delbert Pool, USA, stationed in Texas; Paul A. Pool, Moline, Ill.; Glenn and Walter Pool, both of Omaha, Neb.; James Pool and Mrs. Mayme Lowe, both of Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Ruth Duncan and Miss Jennie Pool, both of Chicago Heights, Ill.; Mrs. Nellie Svotten, Davenport; Mrs. Rosalie Parcel, Stockton, Ia. and Conrad Pool. Also surviving are a brother and two sisters: Charles Pool, Centerville; Mrs. Eva Ressler, Ottumwa, and Mrs. Jennie Cummings, Seattle, Wash., and some grandchildren.

Ten brothers and sisters died previously.

Graveside rites were held Friday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. in Pittsburg cemetery. The Rev. E.S. Tschetter officiated.
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**Handwritten: Reg. 5 March 1964

Frozen Body of Asa Poole Found Feb. 26 In Back of Home

The frozen body of Asa Poole, 82, was found at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 in an outbuilding of his home near Pittsburg, Ia., where he lived alone.

Dr. Kiyoshi Furumoto, assistant medical examiner for Van Buren County, estimated he had been dead for at least a week. Death was due to a heart attack.

The body was found by a son, Conrad Poole of Fairfield. He had last visited his father on Feb. 17 and apparently he was in good health at that time.

Survivors include six sons, five daughters; one brother and two sisters.

Graveside services were held Friday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Pittsburg cemetery with the Rev. E.S. Tschetter officiating.

Source: Van Buren Co. Genealogical Society Obituary Book J, Page 65, Keosauqua Public Library, Keosauqua, IA


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