James Pool

24 April 1845–24 August 1918 (Age 73)
Kingswinford, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Pool was born on 24 April 1845, in Kingswinford, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Diego Pool Cornforth, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Parkes, was 30. He married Emily Grainger on 16 March 1874, in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in St Woollos, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1891. In 1874, at the age of 28, his occupation is listed as marine engineer in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. He died on 24 August 1918, in Essex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 73, and was buried in At Sea.

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James Pool
Emily Grainger
Marriage: 16 March 1874
Francis James Pool
Albert Joseph Pool

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World Events (8)

1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
Age 5
Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.
1854 · The Crimean War
Age 9
The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867
Age 22
The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.

Name Meaning

1 Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pool or pond, Middle English pole (Old English pōl), or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, as for example Poole in Dorset, South Pool in Devon, and Poole Keynes in Gloucestershire.2 English: from a medieval variant of the personal name Paul .3 Jewish (from the Netherlands) and Dutch: ethnic name for someone from Poland.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (11)

  • James Pool, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • James Pool, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • James Pool in entry for Alberto Joseph Pool, "Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968"

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