William G. Poole is a representative young business man of Canal Winchester, where he is identified with The
Beck Company, hardware dealers. He was born at Chillicothe, Ohio, September 17, 1896, the son of J. E. and Minnie
B. (Whetstone) Poole.
J. E. Poole is a well known building contractor of Chillicothe, Ohio, where he has engaged in business for thirty
five years. He was born in Ohio and his wife is a native of Marietta, Ohio. Their children are: Gladys L. Botkin,
lives in Columbus; Irene E. Hess, lives at Shelby, Ohio; Edna M. French, lives at Columbus; Lillian F. Heintzelman,
lives at Columbus; and William G., the subject of this sketch.
William G. Poole attended the public and high schools of Chillicothe, Ohio, and also was a student at Ohio University.
His first employment was as a railway dispatch clerk with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and after two years
he went as an ambulance driver for the General Hospital, at Nitro Nitro, West Virginia, General Ordnance Department.
Mr. Poole began his business career with the Beeber Fickes Coal Company, at New Philadelphia, Ohio, and subsequently
came to Canal Winchester with The Beck Company. Since January 1, 1927, he has been a member of the firm.
On April 6, 1927, Mr. Poole married Miss Mary Genevieve Wolfe, a native of Kentucky, but at the time of her marriage
a resident of Canal Winchester.
Mr. Poole is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Masonic Lodge, Phi Delta Theta and Phi Sigma
History of Franklin County, Ohio
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930
Franklin County, OH
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