Obituary Joshua Poole
Contributed by Opal Finney
The East Liverpool Review
East Liverpool, Columbiana, Ohio
Monday March 26, 1928
JOSHUA POOLE, CLAY BROKER DIES IN PENN AVENUE HOME
Former Pottery Plant Executive Succumbs to Heart Attack.
73 YEARS OLD
Funeral Services to be Held at 2 p. m. Wednesday.
Joshua Poole, 73, clay broker and former pottery executive, died in his home, 215 Pennsylvania avenue, at 7:30 o’clock this morning following an 11 day illness of heart disease. He became ill while attending the luncheon meeting of the Kiwanis club, at the Travelers’ hotel, March 15.
Mr. Poole was born at Stoke-on-Trent in the Staffordshire pottery district of England, and for more than 40 years had been closely identified with the pottery industry in East Liverpool district. He became interested in the ceramic industry in early life and was an authority in the manufacture of chinaware and semi-porcelain.
For five years before coming to the United States he was manager for the famous Belleek China works at Belleek, Ireland. Upon his arrival here he became associated with the Knowles, Taylor & Knowles company as general manager which place he held for 18 years. He later became general manager of the Homer Laughlin China company, a position he held for 16 years. He was also interested in the Edwin M. Knowles China company of which he was vice president.
Member of Episcopal Church.
He was a member of the St. Stephens’s Episcopal Church, Riddle lodge No. 315, F. & A. Mason, Pilgrim Commandery No. 55 and of Al Koran Temple, Cleveland. He was also a member of the Kiwanis club.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs Elta King Poole; two sons, Dr. Allan K. Poole, assistant professor at Yale University, at New Haven, Conn. and Joshua Poole Jr. at home; also one grandson, Allan K. Poole, Jr. and a sister Miss Margaret Poole, Stoke on Trent, England.
Funeral services will be conducted in the home at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, in charge of Rev. Russell K. Cauik, rector of the St. Stephen’s Church. Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery.