She was born 3 December 1882 at 11 Prospect Terrace, Normanton, Yorks to George Johnson and Elizabeth late West formerly Baines. George registered the birth and gave his name as George Edward Johnson, a coal miner.
In the 1891 census, living at 25 Newcastle Street, Hucknall under Huthwaite, Sutton in Ashfield, Notts, she was with her mother, aged 8, born at Normanton, Yorks.
In 1901 she was living with her mother at Darley Bank, St Thomas, Rotherham, aged 18 and born at Normanton.
She married Albert Poole at the Register Office, Rotherham, on 23 November 1901. She was aged 18, a spinster of 50 Pembroke Street, Holmes, Rotherham, the daughter of George Johnson (deceased), a “deputy at colliery”. Albert was aged 22, a bachelor and coal miner of the same address, the son of George Poole (deceased) a blacksmith. The witnesses were Thomas A Wragg and Fred Sydney Butcher.
Albert Poole appears to have been a son of George and Sarah Poole. In 1881 the family was living at 16 Paradise Street Bradford. George was aged 33, a bolt maker, born at Preston, Lancs, and Sarah was aged 30 also born at Preston Lancs. Their children were John, 6 and Sarah A 4, both born at Normanton Yorks and Albert aged 2 and George aged 10 months, both born at Bradford. In 1901 they appeared to be living at Eccleshill, just north of Bradford. Sarah was 49, a charwoman born in Staffs, Albert was 22, a spinner in woollen mill, Clara was 17 a farmer (?) in worsted mill, George aged 14, a wool washer, all born Bradford, Alfred aged 11 and Willie aged 8 were born at Eccleshill.
In 1911, in 3 rooms at 104 Laurel Street, Leeds Road, Bradford, Caroline Poole was aged 29 and born in Normanton. She had been married for 10 years and had had 5 children of whom 1 had died. She was with Albert, her husband, aged 32, a stone sawyer, born at 35 Ireton Street, Bradford, and her children Agnes Edith aged 8, born at 72 Chapel Street, Eccleshill, George aged 6, born at 3 Kate Terrace, Hull, Alfred aged 4 born at 24 Midland Road, Rotherham and Clara aged 2, born at 68 Midland Road, Rotherham.
In 1939 (register) Caroline L. Poole was living at 76 Tennyson Place, Bradford CB with a birth date of 3 December 1880 (sic) and with Sarah J, date of birth 4 June 1914 a coil former for electric dynamo, Hilda M whose surname became Thomas, date of birth 2 April 1920 a worsted drawer and Frances D whose surname became Clapham, date of birth 26 September 1929 - this is not a daughter of Caroline as Frances’s birth entry gives her mother’s maiden surname as Long - and with 4 whose records are closed. Albert does not appear to be with her, and there was also Miriam Hoult a widow date of birth 13 April 1911, an electric engineering driller.
Albert Poole died 10 January 1944 and was buried 15 January 1944 aged 65, at Windhill Cemetery, Owlet Road, Shipley in the same grave as Clara E. Poole aged 10, Eveline Poole aged 3 weeks and Dora Poole aged 5 months. His age corresponds to a year of birth of 1879, indicated by his age on marriage. This suggests that the family moved to Bradford, where they remained. There is a death registered for a Caroline L. Poole, in the Bradford district in the quarter 1964. Her age is given as 87 which is rather too old however, indicating a birth year of 1877, rather than 1882.
Some of Albert and Caroline’s children were:
Johnson Elliot Poole (1901 – 1902), born about late December 1901. His birth was registered in the March quarter 1902 in the Rotherham district, 9c 768). He died 3 April 1902 aged 14 weeks and was buried at St Thomas, Kimberworth in his grandparents’ grave (George Johnson and Elizabeth).
Agnes Edith Poole (1903 – 1972), birth registered in the September quarter 1903 in the North Brierley district (includes Eccleshill, near Bradford).
In 1911, she was at home with her parents aged 8 and born at 72 Chapel Street, Eccleshill.
She married William A. Smith in the Bradford district in the December quarter 1927.
She, as Agnes E Smith, date of birth 16 August 1900, was found in the 1939 register at 121 Exeter Street, Bradford. With her was William A Smith a builder’s labourer with a date of birth of 6 February 1897, George Poole (possibly an illegitimate son of Agnes’s, registered in the June quarter 1925 in the Bradford district with maiden name of Poole) a textile bobbin ligger with a date of birth of 23 April 1925 and Agnes E Smith junior with a date of birth of 9 March 1938. There was one whose record is closed.
Her death was registered in the Bradford district in the March quarter 1972 with a date of birth of 16 August 1903.
George Poole, birth registered in the Hull district in the September quarter 1904.
In 1911, he was at home with his parents aged 6 and born at 3 Kate Terrace, Hull.
Alfred Poole, birth registered in the Rotherham district in the December quarter 1906.
In 1911, he was at home with his parents aged 4 and born at 24 Midland Road, Rotherham.
He married Winifred Street in the Bradford district in the March quarter 1929.
Clara Elizabeth Poole (1909 – 1919), born 1908/9. Her birth was registered in the Rotherham district in the March quarter 1909.
In 1911, she was at home with her parents aged 2 and born at 68 Midland Road, Rotherham.
She, of Bradford, was buried 22 April 1919 aged 10 in Windhill Cemetery, Owlet Road, Shipley (grave O224). Her death was registered in the Bradford district in the June quarter 1919 aged 10.
Up to this point all the children declared in the 1911 census have been accounted for.
Joseph Edward Poole (1911 – 1981), birth registered September quarter 1911.
He married Nellie Slater in the Bradford district in the June quarter 1937.
In 1939 (register) at 19 Carrbottom Avenue, Bradford CB, Joseph E was a police constable with a date of birth of 27 September 1911. His wife was Nellie with a date of birth of 1 December 1915, and there was Derek with a birth date of 20 May 1939.
He died 9 November 1981, registered Dewsbury district, December quarter, with birth date 27 September 1911) and was of 129 Birkenshaw Lane, Bradford. Probate was granted at Leeds 10 December and his estate was not exceeding £25,000.
Sarah Jane Poole (1914 – 1992), birth registered September quarter 1914. In 1939 she was single and living with her mother. Her date of birth was 4 June 1914 and she was a coil former for electric dynamo. Her death was registered in the December quarter 1992 in the Bradford district with a date of birth of 4 June 1914.
Leslie Poole (1916 – 1917), birth registered June quarter 1916 and death registered in the Bradford district in the September district 1917 aged 1.
Hilda May Poole (1920 – 2004), birth registered June quarter 1920. In the 1939 register, Hilda M Poole was living with her mother. Her surname became Thomas. Her date of birth was 2 April 1920 and she was a worsted drawer. She married Alfred Thomas in the Bradford district in the December quarter 1943. Her death was registered in the March quarter 2004 in the Bradford district with a date of birth of 2 April 1920. She died 26 January 2004 and probate was granted 18 February 2004 at Leeds.
Evelina Poole (1922 – 1922), birth and death registered March quarter 1922 (aged 0). She, of Bradford, was buried 21 February 1922 aged 3 weeks at Windhill Cemetery, Owlet Road, Shipley, in the same grave as Clara.
Dora Poole (1923 – 1924), birth registered December quarter 1923 and death registered in the N. Bierley district in the March quarter 1924 aged 0. She, of Bradford, was buried 17 March 1924 aged 5 months at Windhill Cemetery, Owlet Road, Shipley, in the same grave as Clara.
Posted October 2016