Poole Genealogical - David Manchester Poole
Issue Date: 15/6/2001
A transcription of work by OM Poole (abt 1965):
David Manchester Poole,
third son of Otis Manchester Poole and Dorothy Campbell Poole, was born July 4/1920 at No.68 Bluff, Yokohama, Japan. That his British-born mother should have chosen the Fourth of July to present a third son to her American husband, who that year was President of the American Association, was hailed as a pretty demonstration of loyalty; and later in the day, when his father had to the Fourth of July Cup to the to the winning golfer on the Nagishi Course, his irreverent fellow members so riddled his speech with quips and jests that it had to be unceremoniously abandoned in favor of drinks to "The Little Firecracker".
Like his elder brothers Tony and Dick, David's earliest days were spent at 68 Bluff, where his constant playmate and protector was a shaggy native dog "Luck" who, as a puppy, had been rescued from some village children trying to drown him a stream near Dzushi, and who, in gratitude, grew into a magnificent creature with a glossy black and brown coat.
In February, 1922, when David was a year and a half old, the entire family went on leave to England. He was too young to remember the long sea voyage by way of Shanghai, Hongkong, Singapore, Ceylon, Suez and Marseille, though he did distinguish himself in a Marseille hotel by insisting on eating without assistance a large plate of spaghetti, sucking it into his mouth like an endless rope until all the other diners were convulsed with laughter. The year in England, spent in the New Forest, Devonshire and Kensington Gardens, London, sent him back to Japan - again by sea via Suez - in red-cheeked health; and by April l921, they were all again established in 68 Bluff, with a Danish governess as well as their amahs to supervise them.
Then at noon on September 1/1923 came the great earthquake and fire that destroyed both Yokohama and Tokyo. No.68 Bluff only just remained standing, being badly shattered, and the chimney in the nursery crashed down through the floor where the boys had been playing only a moment before they rushed to their mother's arms in the doorway, where they clung together till the tumult subsided. How they all miraculously escaped unharmed and were evacuated by steamer to Shanghai has already been told. In Shanghai they lived three months with their Aunt Eleanor and Uncle George Maitland, whose fourth son Donald was their own age.
In these tranquil surroundings and under the kindly guardianship of Emily, the family nurse, they gradually shook off the terrors of the quake until one day Uncle George, teetering in his chair at lunch, went over backwards, made a wild grab at the table and, catching only the cloth, pulled over on top of himself the entire spread of crockery, glasses and viands in a crashing cascade. Everyone screamed and the three boys, thinking it was another earthquake, were completely unnerved. In fact it was several years before David ceased to have occasional nightmare about the quake.
Returning to Japan in December, they rejoined their father in the other main seaport, Kobe, living just above a famous shrine "San-bon-matsu" (The three Pines) for nearly two years, spending the summer on top of the Rokkosan hills and also enjoying sailing with their breezy grandfather in his graceful yacht "Daimyo" which David learned to steer before he was five years old. This started his love for sailing which is today his keenest hobby. He was always chubby and sturdy and easily kept up with his brothers on frequent Sunday walks in the hills behind Kobe, carrying his own ruck-sack.
As already appears in these chronicles the family left Japan July 7/1925, in the "Empress of Asia", on four months recuperative leave in Victoria B.C., and as things turned out, never went back. Instead their father was transferred to New York, they and their mother remaining a year in Oak Bay Victoria, then joining him and living for many years in Summit, New Jersey. There Dick and David then 7 and 6 went first to Miss Hood's School, presently following Tony into the Lance School for boys. David was always the most matter of fact of the three, with a love for things mechanical, a bent that ultimately determined his career. When only five, Dick admonished him at breakfast - "David if you don't eat up your porridge, soon you'll be nothing" "That's allright" he retorted, unperturbed, "Then I'll be enormous because nothing goes on and on and on." It was, perhaps, a natural progression from this early concept of space to his eventually becoming a nuclear engineer. In fact, while in college his inventive interest in the feasibility of interstellar communication prompted a group of his fellow students to ask him to give them a talk on his favorite subject. To his astonishment instead of a handful of friends, there was quite a large turnout, including several of the family.
Though all three boys ended up quarter of an inch short of 6 ft. tall, as youngsters they were much smaller than most of their schoolmates and consequently less formidable in games. When David was about ten, a venerable neighbour enquired how he had fared in the School Sports that day. "Not so specially well" he admitted, "except in the 100 yard dash where I came in second from last." Twelve years later, in his last term at college he lowered Haverford's long-standing record for the mile by 8 seconds to 4.26 1/2, and the 2-mile record by 9 seconds to 10.02. In the mile event, he and his chum Walt Falconer had already, a week earlier, knocked several seconds off the record in a premeditated tie, but the Committee, scratching their heads, said they couldn't possibly award the record to them both and gave it Falconer. This so infuriated Walt that the next week they went out and broke it again, this time holding hands at the tape so that there should be question about a tie. However, the judges, placed in the same dilemma, awarded the new record to David who protested so vigorously that in the end the Committee gave in and both names were bracketed on the tablet of fame. Both Walt and David ran in the A.A.A.A. meet at Randall's Island, New York that June (1942) but were outstripped by Leslie McMitchell in 4.12. In those days, of course, the 4 minute mile was still considered impossible, and I think the record was 4.07.
David' s boyhood was studded with Summer vacations at the seashore, at Lancewood Camp in the Catskills, on New Hampshire Lakes and with various chums in their Summer cottages, especially a wonderful month with his cousins John, Eleanor, Molly and David A. at Squam Lake. But he missed out on a summer's tuition in water-colors under Eliot O'Hara, though possessed of the same natural flair for painting as his elder brothers. What he liked best was dabbling in things mechanical, and when 16, he and a pal fitted an old motor-cycle engine to a decrepit child's go-kart and produced a rakish contraption they christened "Sylvia". A neighbor jokingly warned them they could'nt run it on the streets without a licence. Sure enough, the first day out a motorcycle cop pulled up beside them with the enquiry "What's that you've got there?" Meekly the boys explained. "What'll it do?" asked the cop. About 15 to 18 miles per hour, we hope" answered David. The cop was all boy again. "Hop on!" he directed "and I'll give you a lead round the block; let's see what we can get out of her." Five minutes later "Eighteen is right", he grinned, "Watch your corners." and left them breathless.
On leaving Lance School, David like his brothers, entered Summit High for its final years; and in 1938, went on to Haverford College 2 years after Dick. There he majored in Engineering, graduating in 1942 with a B.Sc. Like Dick, he won a helpful scholarship and just missed a Phi Beta Kappa. He was elected to the Founders Club and made permanent Vice President of the Class of '42.
The War was then on and during his last year at college David learned to fly under the C.A.A. program, using Piper Cub planes for training. From college, he went directly into Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Co. in East Hartford, Conn. and while there, three of his inventions in gas turbine control systems were patented and adopted by the Company. However, the daily sight of planes zooming past his window proved too much for him and in February 1943, he joined the Army Air Force. Beginning training at the A.A.F.College at Waterville, Maine, he was transferred progressively to Mitchell Field, Tenn, Maxwell Field, Ala., Dorr Field, Fla. Gunter's Field and Craig Field, Alabama, where his parents visited him in May l944, driving down from Summit via the Blue Ridge Skyline Drive to Selma, Alabama close to Craig Field. To his mother's delight, David took her up in an open-cockpit plane while his father, as the family breadwinner, was by regulations firmly held to the ground. David had received his wings earlier that year and was now a Lieutenant hoping to be sent overseas at any moment. Instead, he was picked out to be a fighter-flying instructor and when he tried to extricate himself by taking a special gunnery course, they simply made him a gunnery instructor as well. In October, he was transferred to Florida, then Dale Mabry Field, Tallahassee and Punta Corda Field, Florida. Among his pupils, he had at one time about 20 young French Cadets, and between David's somewhat sketchy French and their enthusiastic reaction to any order, results were at times highly exciting. David never did get overseas and when the war ended was separated at Fort Dix September 30/1945.
Realising the value of a Master's Degree, he then entered Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in 1946 received an M.S.M.E. (Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering) specialising in Aircraft Power Plants. From M.I.T. he stepped directly into a post awaiting him with Fairchild Engine & Aircraft Corp in their N.E.P.A. Division (Nuclear Energy for Propulsion of Aircraft ) operating for the Army Air Force at Oakridge, Tennessee, - the Atomic Center, where he was put in charge of integrated power plant and aircraft design studies. In this hush-hush project he was interestingly occupied for the next five years, together with other young scientists living in bachelor messes of three or four in scores of diminutive white houses looking like chicken-coops but surprisingly comfortable inside. The entire area was surrounded by high wire fencing, heavily guarded; and in many ways it was an extension of military life, though they did possess a home-made golf course and pleasant sailing was to be had on several reservoir lakes nearby. David had his own little boat and made good use of it.
Towards the end of his five years there, David married, in 1950, a delightful Rhode Island girl, Sally Jarret, whom he met on Cape Cod. More about that later, after completing this outline of his business career.
When Fairchild's contract with the Army terminated in 1951 and the continuation was awarded to General Electric, David was offered an excellent position with General Electric; but because it would involve living beside a newly developed plant in Missouri, he preferred to stay with Fairchild and was transferred to their "Stratos" Division at Bay Shore, Long Island, where he was appointed Executive Engineer, with some technical and administrative functions. He and Sally lived at Centerport across the Island on the North Shore, where their two boys, Jeffrey and Christopher, were born. The life was pleasant, with boating and swimming, but after a few years the projects at Stratos became increasingly dull to one with a creative urge and in 1956 David decided to pull out and join a young enterprise, the Nuclear Development Corp. of America, at White Plains, New York, where he was made Project Engineer. Their main activity is designing and building atomic reactors. Through mergers, the Company has expanded and become the United Nuclear Corp, and David a key member of the organisation. He appears in "Who's Who in Engineering" with a complete summary of his career.
Reverting to David and Sally's marriage, they first met in 1949 at a wedding in Providence, Rhode Island at which he was best man to one of his Oakridge messmates, and she a pretty brides-maid, cousin of the bride. Petite fair and sunny-natured, she so appealed to him that in the ensuing months he contrived to see her from time to time till they happily became engaged and were married on June 23/1950 in the Jarret's beautiful home at No.268 Woodland Road, Woonsocket. Sally's father having been a Catholic and her mother an Episcopalian, while David was an Epsiscopalian with Unitarian leanings, they decided to have a simple home wedding conducted by a benign Universalist minister, than which nothing could have been more propitious. David's parents went up from Virginia for the wedding and his Uncle Bert, Aunt Maya and cousins Eleanor and Doris Poole drove down from Boston, while his father's Armstrong cousins, John, Mildred and Susannah came from Long Island. The Jarret's sweeping lawn teemed with Sally's relatives and making a brilliant scene from which the happy couple set off gaily on their honeymoon to Bermuda.
Sally Cooper Jarret was born June 15/1927 at Providence, Rhode Island, and baptized at the Church of Notre Dame des Victoires, the daughter of Hugo Aram Jarret and Isabel Rolfe White. Her father was a successful woollen mill owner of French Canadian descent, whose ancestry is given later on. Her mother was a lineal descendant of John Rolfe of Virginia and Pocahontas, the eldest daughter of each generation bearing the name of Rolfe. Besides Sally, they had a and a daughter Suzanne, both older than Sally and already married, Sue being Mrs Edwin Pratt Arnolt. Sally's childhood was passed in Woonsocket and her summers at Falmouth Heights on Cape Cod where the Jarrets had a Summer home. Naturally, she was completely at home in the water and loved sailing. After early early schooling at a Quaker establishment in Providence, she attended Syracuse University followed by two years in Columbia University, New York, during which she lived at the Barbazon Plasa. With her parents, she traveled in Europe, lingering most fondly in Venice. This was about the time she met David.
After their Bermuda honeymoon, David and Sally lived for a year in Oakridge, Tennessee, moving to Centerport, Long Island, in 1951. There they bought their first home at Marahopa Bay, on a headland above
Northport Bay, only five minutes walk from the Yacht Club. Soon David had his own yacht in which they dashed about the Bay and sallied out to distant beaches on picnics. Here their two sons were born at nearby Huntington, -
Jeffrey Campbell Poole, born June 11/1952,
Christopher Jarret Poole, born November 11/l954.
Both were later on christened in the Unitarian Church in Northport. From the time they could toddle, they took to the water and are never so happy as when swimming or sailing.
When David joined the N.D.A. at White Plains, they bought a house then building at 5 Alton Terraee, Rye, only half a mile from an inlet of Long Island Sound, and brought over from Centerport their latest cabin-yacht "Sayonara" (named after one of his grand-father's first boats in Yokohama) on which they spend as much time tinkering as sailing. She sleeps four, enabling them to enjoy many 2 or 3 day cruises with old school chums.
In 1956, Sally's father, then 66, retired from business and with her mother went to live in Clearwater, Florida. Though always a sturdy vigorous, genial man, and she equally zestful, illness tragically overtook them and returning to Woonsocket, she died October l2/l958 and he June 6/1959, a great grief to their devoted family.
In 1961, David and Sally sold their Alton Terrace house, buying a larger one at 37 Valley View Ave. on Peningo Neck in Rye where the yacht basin lies just at the end of their road and the excellent Milton School is not four minutes walk away. Here they are very happily established and the boys growing up well.
Sally Jarret Poole's ancestry.
The Jarrets of Beauregard, Canada.
The Whites of New Jersey.
The following record of the Jarret is a slightly condensed translation from the original French of a history of the Jarret Family compiled in 1924 by Joseph Drouin, a lawyer of Montreal, for Hugo Aram Jarret of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Sally's father.
The Jarret Family in Canada originated with two half-brothers, Francois, Sieur de Vercheres, and Andre, Sieur de Beauregard, who came over from France in l664 when Francois was 23 and Andre 20. Their father, Jean Jarret, an "Avocat au Parliament" married first Claudine de Pecaudy, sister of Antoine de Pecaudy, Seigneur of Contrecoeur, and their one son, Francois, was born in 1641.
Claudine died soon after and Jean married second Perrette Sermette, and their son Andre was born in 1644 in the little town of La Raye close to Vienne in Dauphine, one of the provinces of ancient France at the foot of the Alps on the Italian frontier. Le Dauphine forms today the Department of L'Isere de la Drome at Hautes Alps. La Raye is in La Drome and still bears the same name. Within sight of La Raye one still finds the Commune of Beauregard on an affluent of the river Drome about 15 miles from Valence, containing today about 1500 inhabitants. Without doubt, the title of your first ancestor Andre Jarret, Sieur de Beauregard, comes from this commune of which he was Sieur or Seigneur.
The two brothers, Francois and Andre, were officers in the celebrated Regiment de Carignon-Salieres, one of the crack regiments of France named after their Commander Thomas Francois de Carignon, fifth child of Charles Emmanuel 1 of Savoie, and Henri Chapeles, Sieur de Salieres, cousin of his very Christian Majesty. This regiment, after fighting the Turks, arrived back in France in charge of Lauriers. Responding to the desire of the King, the soldiers of Clarignon-Salieres refused to avail of the permission given them to disband and 24 Companies reformed immediately under the command of M. de Salieres who conducted them to New Prance, (Canada). Those 24 companies, around 1800 men, arrived in Canada in 1664. M. de Salieres and the Viceroy, M de Tracy, at the head of these valiant soldiers, pursued the Iroquois to their country and obtained for some time a tranquillity beneficent to the Colony. The regiment was released in 1668 and returned to France, with the exception of about 400 soldiers and 30 officers, who preferred to remain as settlers and stay permanently in the colonies. In 1696 another group of 400 men of the same regiment returned to rejoin their predecessors, which brought to 800 the number of colonists furnished by the Regiment de Carignin.
Officers and soldiers established themselves along the banks of the rivers Richelieu and St.Laurent, which had been the theatre of their exploits launched from Contrecoeur and Montreal. The King encouraged settling and accorded vast Seigneuries to those officers who had the means to colonise them, 15O Livres to Sergeants, and 100 Livres to simple soldiers.
The seigneuries of Chambly, Varennes, Vercheres, Contrecoeur, St.Ours, Sorel and Lavaltrie received as their first Seignuers the officers of the Regiment du Carignon. (With the exception of Lavaltrie which lies on the North side of the river, all these seigneuries are strung along the South bank of the St.Lawrence for 50 miles from Montreal downstream to Lake St.Pierre. Contrecoeurs being about 15 miles from Montreal. Most of then extend in depth to the Richelieu River which, originating in Lake Champlain, finally runs almost parallel to the St. Lawrence, converging at Lake St.Pierre. Contrecoeur lies 15 miles up the St.Lawrence from the confluence.)
Francois Jarret de Vercheres, elder brother of your ancestor Andre, obtained the Seigneurie to which he gave his name and which is noted for the small fort he erected to protect his fief and also for the heroic defence put up by his fourteen year old daughter Madeleine de Vercheres, loved heroine of all Canadians, against marauding Iroquois in 1692, during the absence of father and his soldiers who had gone to the defence of Quebec against Phipps. Left with her two young brothers, an old man of 80, two soldiers "whose courage was nothing remarkable", and some women of the household, the suddenness of the Indian attack left Madeleine only just time to gather them into the fort where she took the defence in hand and gave her orders. By firing the cannon and adroitly disposing her men, she completely deceived the Iroquois as to their numbers. Twice she sallied from the fort when no one else had the courage to go, the first time to retrieve some clothes left on the river bank; and the second time to guide in some new recruits to the fort. The Indians could not credit that she would so expose herself without strong support and thought it some trick, so let her pass. When, on the ninth day, succour arrived from Montreal, Madeleine formally turned over the keys of the fort to the young Officer in command, saying "Sir, you are welcome; I surrender my arms". "Mademoiselle" he gallantly replied, returning the keys, "I am sure they are in good hands." "Better than you think!", was her pert reply. Honors were later bestowed on her for her courage.
During this short siege of Vercheres, Pierre Fontaine, husband of Marguerite Anthiaume (widew of Andre Jarret de Beauregard) living close beside Vercheres and sensing the danger, placed his wife and children in all haste on boats and sought the protection of the fort. This was the occasion of Madeleine's second sortie from the fort to assist in their disembarkation.
Andre Jarret, Sieur de Beauregard, dwelling in the Seigneurie of Vercheres, was granted in Quebec on August 17/1684, title of fief and seigneurie to three small islands of which one was close to L'Isle Lonue belonging to his brother, the Sieur de Vercheres, and two others a little below it "on the line regarded as appertaining to the Sieur de Grand Maison. In the countryside from which your family came, this was a small sanctuary dedicated to Notre Dame de Beauregard.
Andre Jarret de Beauregard married at Montreal, Jan.12/1676, a young girl of family, Marguerite Anthtiaume, a Parisenne by birth, baptised 1653, daughter of Michael Anthiaume and his wife Marie
Dubois, Adjutant to the Grand Provost de l'Hotel de Paris. Andre was 32, Marguerite 23, and all the notables of the countryside assisted at the ceremony. Andre had 5 sons and 3 daughters before his death at 46 in 1690, and a large number of descendants have sprung from this source. Within a year, his widow married Pierre Fontaine. Andre's youngest son John Jarret, baptized 1690, died Dec.17/1759 and buried at Vercheres, married Nov.26/1714, Jeanne Joachin, daughter of Bernard Joachin and Marguerite Pepin, baptised Sept.12/1691 at Boucherville (between Vercheres and Montreal) and buried there April 25/1724. Joseph married a second Charlotte Pineau at Boucherville Nov. 21/1724. Joseph and Jeanne's son Francois Jarret Beauregard (1) was baptised Marie Francois Jarret-
Beauregard on Nov.6/1720 at Boucherville. Married at Vercheres Therese Charron, baptised 1722, daughter of Charles Charron and Elisabeth Poupar. Their son -
Francois Jarret Beauregard (2) (birth and death not given) married Oct.1/1781 at Boucherville, Marie Ladoux, daughter of Francois Ladoux and Marie Maheu. Their son:-
Francois Jarret (3) (birth and death not given) married July 13/1807 at St Denis on the Richelieu River, Marie Louise Bergeron, daughter of Joseph Bergeron and Marie Francoise Paquet of St Antoine, across the river from St Denis. Their son:-
Francois Jarret (4), Born Mar.17/1813 at St.Charles on the East bank of the Richelieu River opposite Verchares, married there Feb.7/1842 Eulalie Hebert, baptized June 22./1821 at at St.Charles, daughter of Amabele Hebert and Adelaide Loisel. Their son:-
Wilfred Jarret, was born April l3/1858 at St.Charles. When still a young man he came down to Rhode Island and married at Woonsocket May l3/1883 Anna Marie Domithilde Pothier baptised at Yamachiche on Lake St.Pierre Feb.24/1861, daughter of Aram Joseph Pothier and Domithilde Dallaire. Some years earlier, the Pothiers had also moved down from Canada to Rhode Island where Aram became active and highly respected in civic affairs, eventually being three times elected Governor of Rhode Island. It may have been Wilfred's attachment for Anna that induced him to break away from the traditional environment of Vercheres and Beauregard and emigrate to Woonsocket. At any rate there he lived, married, died and was buried Feb.4/1919. He and Anna had nine
1. Lucien, born Mar.16/1886, married Anna Maran and had 4 children,
Erma, Aram, Lucille and Elizabeth.
2. Francisco, born June 29/l887, married Edmond Guerin and had 4 children: Edmond, Vivienne, Muriel and Robert.
3, Esda, born Nov.28/1888, married Gabriel Jalbert and had 3 children: Lorraine, Marie and Paul.
4. Joseph Aram Hugo, born Feb.16/1890 who follows next.
5. Joseph Jerome, born Feb.19/1892, died Aug.6/1892.
6: Laurent Frank born Feb.19/1894 married Mabel Proulx Feb.19/1919, and has 3 children, - Charles Laurent and Edmond.
7. Conrad Lionel, born Feb.14/1896, died April 21/1896.
8. Marie Anne Adele, born Aug.27/1897, married Raymond Shuster and has 2 children, Elaine and Raymond Jr.
9. Jules Adrian Rodolphe, born July 4/l900. Never married.
A correction to the main text:
Email received 20/6/2003 from ER Guerin.
…. I must report an error in the "David Manchester Poole" -- "Sally Jarret Poole's ancestry" section. The Jarret history as you point out is a translation from Drouin. As posted the text reads:
"Wilfred Jarret, was born April l3/1858 at St.Charles. When still a young man he came down to Rhode Island and married at Woonsocket Mayl3/1883 Anna Marie Domithilde Pothier baptised at Yamachiche on LakeSt.Pierre Feb.24/1861, daughter of Aram Joseph Pothier and Domithilde Dallaire. Some years earlier, the Pothiers had also moved down from Canada to Rhode Island where Aram became active and highly respected in civic affairs, eventually being three times elected Governor of Rhode Island..."
The problem is Anna Marie Domithilde Pothier was Aram J. Pothier's sister not his daughter. Governor Pothier was the uncle of issue of Wilfred and Anna Jarret. All of that generation referred to the governor as "Uncle Aram." Indeed some of us two generations later still use that term when speaking of him.
I hope you will find the following text will be helpful in clarifying this obvious mistake in translation.
Wilfred Jarret, was born April l3,1858 at St.Charles. On May l3,1883 he married at Anna Marie Domithilde Pothier in Woonsocket, R. I. She was baptised at Yamachiche on Lake St.Pierre, Feb. 24,1861and was the daughter of Joseph Pothier and Domithilde Dallaire.
Found on the city of Yamachiche' s web site
Joseph-Jules Pothier M. 03-10-1853 Domitilde Dallaire à Lacolle Charles et M.-Louise Plante
Aram Pothier, ancien Gouverneur du Rhode Island né à Châteauguay, a vécu à Yamachiche avec ses parents, fit d'excellentes études primaires
au Collège de Yamachiche et au Séminaire de Nicolet.
Emigré au Rhode Island en 1871 avec ses parents, il entra comme messager à la Woonsoket Bank, il en deviendra le président.
Maire deux fois, élu 2 fois à la Chambre des Représentants.
3 fois nommé Lieutenant-Gouverneur
3 mandats successifs, il devient Gouverneur du Rhode Island. Il fut choisi comme représentant du Gouvernement à l'Exposition Universelle de Paris en 1900. C'est celui qui a fait rejaillir le plus d'honneurs dans son pays d'adoption, il est décédé en 1928 et il a eut droit à des funérailles d'État."
As you may know, Aram Pothier served terms as Rhode Island's governor.
Please continue your excellent work and my best to all whom I have come to "know" through your pages, E. R. Guerin son of E. H. Guerin, Jr. the son of Col. E. H. Guerin and Francesca Jarret Guerin
Wilfred and Anna's second son Joseph Aram Hugo Jarret, who later called himself Hugo Aram Jarret, was born at Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Feb.l6/1890 and died there June 6/1959. He was engaged in the wool spinning industry, owning and operating his own mill at Woonsocket, close to Providence. On November 17/1914, he married at St.Patrick's Cathedral, New York:-
Isabel Rolfe White born May 24/1893 in Butler, New Jersey, died at Woonsocket October 12/1958. She was the daughter of Fred White and Anna Cooper Fair, and grand-daughter of James White and Isabel Brewer. She had one brother Harold and two sisters Florence and Mabel. No genealogical records appear to have been preserved by the White family and these few facts are all that is now known of Isabel's ancestry. Although there have been many distinguished bearers of the names White, Cooper and Brewer in American history, no family tree has been passed down. Isabel's maternal tree would have been particularly interesting as she was a descendant of Pecahontas and John Rolfe who were married in Virginia in 1614, since when the eldest daughter in each generation has borne the name Rolfe, as with Isabel herself and her first daughter Susanna Rolfe Jarret, Hugo and Isabel had three children:-
1. Hugo Arami Jarret (2), born in Woonsocket Jan.25/1920 and married there in 1946 Alba Gadoury. They have one daughter, Kristen White Jarret, born 1947. In recent years Hugo and Alba have lived apart, Kristen remaining with her mother.
2. Suzanne Rolfe Jarret, born Dec.26/1923 in Providence, R.I., and married in December 1943, in the Little Church around the Corner, New York City, Edwin Pratt Arnolt, born 1922. They live in Bay Village, Ohio, and have 4 children.
Peter Jarret Armolt born March 7/1945.
June Rolfe Arnolt 1947.
Janice Pratt Arnolt 1950.
Elizabeth White Arnolt 1955.
3 Sally Cooper Jarret, born June 15/1927 in Providence, R.I., and baptized in the Church of Notre Dame des Victoires. Married June 23/1950 in Woonsocket, R.I. David Manchester Poole, born July 4/1920 in Yokohama, Japan, (third son of Otis Manchester Poole and Dorothy May Campbell who were married in Yokohama June 21/1916.) David and Sally live in Rye, N.Y. and have 2 children:
Jeffrey Campbell Poole, born June 11/1952, in Huntington, L.I.
Christopher Jarret Poole, born Nov.11/l954, in Huntington, Long Island, N.Y.
Initial Issue Date: 11 July 2000
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