CHARLES F. POOLE established the East Waverly steam granite works on September 1, 1894. He employs from twelve
to fifteen men, doing all kinds of marble and granite work. This is the only shop in this part of the state and
northern Pennsylvania that cuts and polishes granite. Mr. Poole was born June 1, 1851, in Wyoming county, Pa. He
received a common school education. In 1865, his father, Edward V. Poole, came to Smithboro and resided there.
He died in 1886. Charles F. Poole married Eliza Van Nostrand and has three children. He engaged in farming for
three years in Delaware, then returned to Tioga Center and bought Samuel Schoonover's farm of 240 acres in 1877.
He manufactured "buff" brick at Newfield, Tompkins county, for a year and a half. In 1894 he located
at Waverly. He is a member of these Masonic bodies, Westbrook Lodge, No. 333, Nichols, Cayuta Chapter, Waverly,
and St. Omer's Commandery of Elmira, and of Nemoka Lodge, 219, and Spanish Hill Encampment, I. O. O. F., both of
Waverly. Mr. Poole was the democratic nominee for assembly from this county in 1896, but of course was only the
standard bearer, with no possibility of election in this stronghold of republicanism.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
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