Anna Ruth Poole

Female13 October 1914–1 October 1999

Brief Life History of Anna Ruth

When Anna Ruth Poole was born on 13 October 1914, in Elk Creek, Grayson, Virginia, United States, her father, Eli Summit Poole, was 35 and her mother, Irena Ellen Anderson, was 29. She married Bert Sanders Alley on 20 September 1930, in Spring Valley, Grayson, Virginia, United States. She lived in Providence, Grayson, Virginia, United States in 1930 and Providence District, Grayson, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 1 October 1999, in Fries, Grayson, Virginia, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Summerfield United Methodist Church Cemetery, Fries, Grayson, Virginia, United States.

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Bert Sanders Alley
Anna Ruth Poole
Marriage: 20 September 1930

Sources (19)

  • Ana Alley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Anna Ruth Pool - Government record: birth: 13 October 1914; Elk Creek, Grayson, Virginia, United States
  • Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 September 1930Spring Valley, Grayson, Virginia, United States
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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 2

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

    Age 3

    Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

    1937 · The Neutrality Act

    Age 23

    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English pol(e), polle, poul(e) ‘pool, pond’ (Old English pōl). The name may be topographic, for someone who lived by a pool, or habitative, from a place so named.

    English: variant of Paul .

    Possibly an Americanized form of German Puhl or Pfuhl(e) (see Pool 4).

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

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