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from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, Pp. 392-93


Civil War Flags.jpg D[aniel]. W[ebster]. POORE, farmer, section 23, Clinton Township, is one of Ringgold County's most worthy citizens, and has been identified with its interests for many years. He was born in [Canton] Washington County, Indiana, October 28, 1846, son of Alvin and Julia (DeWITT) POORE, who were the parents of nine children. In 1850 the family removed to Pike County, Indiana, thence to this county in 1856, locating in Clinton Township. They were among the first settlers of the county. Mr. Poore passed his early life on the farm and was educated in the common schools. In 1866 he removed to Worth County, where he attended school for a time at Grant City.

He was married August 15, 1869 [Allendale, Missouri], to Catherine E. WILLIAMS, of Worth County, Missouri, daughter of Harmon and Mary [Ann] (BROTHERS) WILLIAMS. In 1875 he removed to Harrison County, Missouri, and in 1879 returned to Ringgold County, locating in Clinton Township. In 1882 he engaged in the mercantile business until July 5, 1883, when his storehouse and most of his goods were destroyed by fire. He settled upon his present farm in the fall of 1883. He owns seventy acres of land situated one-half mile south of Redding, and it is well cultivated and well improved.

April 14, 1864 [May 21, 1864 according to the American Civil War Database], he enlisted [at age eighteen, from Mount Ayr as a Private] in Company A, Forty-sixth Iowa Infantry, and served four months; was honorably discharged [and mustered out of service at Davenport, Iowa, on September 23, 1864] and returned to his home.

Mr. and Mrs. POORE are the parents of five children - Lillie, Mary Ann, Susan Edith, Roscoe W., and Clark Stanley.

Mr. POORE is a member of Post No. 51, G. A. R., Redding, and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and steward of the same; is also superintendent of the Sabbath-school. Politically he is a Republican. Postoffice, Redding.

NOTE: Alvin R. POORE was born July 31, 1803, Byfield, Essex County, Massachusetts, and died January 29, 1862, Redding, Ringgold County, Iowa. Julia (DeWITT) POORE was born in New York City on November 27, 1812, and died in Redding, Iowa, on July 25, 1875. Alvin and Julia were interred at Fairview Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.

Daniel Webster POORE died at the age of 81 years on September 6, 1928, Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska. Catherine Elizabeth (WILLIAMS) POORE was born in Sparta, Stark County, Oklahoma, on February 6, 1846, and died in Grand Island, Nebraska, on May 23, 1918, at the age of 72 years.

1) Lillie Dale POORE, born 1871, MO
    married Joel CLARK, born 1863; died 1939
    Child: Guy CLARK, born 05 Sep 1886
              married Anna Laura BUEHNER (1886-1975
              Children: Evelyn M. and Myrtle L. CLARK
    Child: Mamie R. CLARK, born 23 Dec 1891, Grand Island NE; died 05 Aug 1959, Scottsbluff NE
              married 26 Sep 1909 John SAMPLE
              Children: Amy, Audrey, Clayton, Ivan, Milda, and Joe Wayne (1921-1944)
    Child: Wavie Bessie CLARK, born 30 Nov 1893, NE; died 28 Jan 1978, CA
              married 22 May 1913 Aurora NE Evart Bascomb GALBRAITH (1890-1972)
              Child: Marlow Willard GALBRAITH, born 25 Nov 1913, NE
              Child: Inez Leota (GALBRAITH) OLSON, born 21 Dec 1915, NE; died 06 Mar 1987, CA
              Child: Mildred Iota (GALBRAITH) HANNA, born 06 Feb 1916, NE
              Child: Tessie May (GALBRAITH) VOSE, born 10 May 1917, NE
              Child: Evart Leo GALBRAITH, born 23 Sep 1922, NE; died 1987, CA
              Child: Betty June (GALBRAITH) KLIENHEINZ, born 13 Nov 1923, NE; died 09 Sep 1987, CA
              Child: Orren Ansel GALBRAITH, born 1929, CA; died 1935, CA
              Child: Gordon GALBRAITH, born 1935, CA; died 1935, CA
    Child: John Daniel CLARK, born 08 Oct 1900, Mount Ayr IA; died 25 Apr 1876
              married Donna (?); Children: Helen & Orville
    Child: Edith I. CLARK, born 11 Aug 1902, NE; died 24 Jun 1989, Sacramento CA
              married Joseph SAMPLE, born 1900, NE
              Child: Verna Mae SAMPLE, born 25 May 1927, NE; died 12 Aug 1991, Sacramento CA
                        married Duncan Leon McCORMAC (1922-2003)
    Child: Pauline E. CLARK, born 18 Dec 1910, Grand Island NE
              married William Francis CREEL
              Children: Ernest Ray and William Thomas CREEL

2) Mary Ann POORE

3) Susan "Edith" POORE, born 27 Mar 1875, Allendale MO; died 1930, Grand Island NE
    married 23 Oct 1901 Charles A. MADER
    Children: Delwin and Lecota MADER

4) Roscoe W. POORE, born 18 Sep 1881: died 11 Jan 1957, Hall Co. NE
    married 18 Feb 1903, Grand Island NE Mary A. LAHAM
    Children: Mrs. Cash BAIRD and Mrs. Harry A. HUTTON

5) Clark Stanley POORE

Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Pp. 392-93, 1887.

American Civil War Soldier Database,

WPA Graves Survey

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2009

Biographical Sketches Pages Index: A - F,   G - L,   M - R,  S - Z

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