New Jersey Obituaries - September 21, 1898 - Robert Poole

Robert Poole of New Monmouth, who was stricken with paralysis on Sunday of last week, died at noon last Sunday. From the time he was stricken until his death he never fully regained consciousness, but rallied enough at times to recognize different members of the family.

Mr. Poole was 57 years old and was born at Keyport. He was the son of George Poole. In 1863 Mr. Poole married Miss Angeline Anderson. The young couple moved to New Monmouth and started married life on the old Mills farm. Three years later they moved to the John T. Hopping farm, where they have since lived. Two children were the fruits of the marriage. They are Mrs. William Coe of Port Monmouth and Robert Poole, Jr., who lived at home.

Mr. Poole was an excellent farmer, and was a fair representative of the sturdy, upright, industrious, conscientious American tiller of the soil. He was a Democrat in politics, and possessed considerable influence in his locality. He had held no office except that of member of the election board.

Mr. Poole was a member of the Belford lodge of American Mechanics, and the lodge attended the funeral in a body. The funeral was held this afternoon at half-past one o'clock from the house. The service was conducted by Rev. M. M. Finch, pastor of the New Monmouth Baptist church. The body was buried at Mechanicsville, near Keyport. The pall bearers were Capt. George A. Bowne, John Johnson, William Morris, Sr., John Compton, William Ludlow and William Casler.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, September 21, 1898