Yuba County

Biographies


 

JAMES D. POOLE

An energetic, far-seeing and thoroughly progressive business man who has materially influenced commercial life in Marysville, is James D. Poole, the junior member of the popular firm of Haney & Poole, at 228 D. Street.  He was born in San Diego County on August 12, 1893, the son of William and Sarah A. (Green) Poole, the former a native of Smartsville, and the latter of Russia, although reared in San Francisco.  William Poole is still one of the successful fruit-growers of Yuba County, operating in the most modern and scientific manner; and both Mr. and Mrs. Poole are highly esteemed by all who know them.

James D. Poole attended the Marysville Grammar and High Schools, and was graduated with honor from the latter in 1914, after which he worked for a while for his brother Alfred, in a livery stable in Marysville.  Later, however, he learned the jewelry business under Milton Haney, and after a time became a member of the firm; and no small share of credit is due him for what the well-known concern stands for today.  He is a charter member of the Lionsí Club, and leaves no stone unturned when his services are requisitioned in support of his locality.

When the World War called for volunteers, Mr. Poole responded in defense of his country; and for sixteen months he was with the Displacement Brigade at Camp Lewis, in the Air Service at Kelly Field, and with the Omaha, Nebr., Balloon Division.  He belongs to the Yuba-Sutter Post of the American Legion.  Mr. Poole also belongs to the Foresters of America, and is a member of Marysville Lodge No. 783, B.P.O.E.

 

History of Yuba and Sutter Counties, Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, 1924

 

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LEONARD BETTY

 

A man of liberal education, Leonard Betty is endowed with an alert mind and has occupied the responsible position of principal of the Sutter City Grammar School for the past three years, during which time the school has shown a marked advancement along educational lines.  His birth occurred on his fatherís ranch near Meridian, and he is a son of Horace Ackley and Bettie (Kennedy) Betty, natives of Vermont and North Carolina, respectively.

Leonard Betty began his education in the district schools of Meridian and Brittan.  He was graduated from the Sutter Union High School, class of 1913, after which he entered the University of California.  In 1916 he was graduated from the Chico Normal School.  His military service began with the California National Guards, and as sergeant of Company A, 2nd California Infantry, he was sent to Nogales, Ariz., for border duty.  During the World War he was stationed at Jacksonville, Fla., and was placed in charge of troops sent from one camp to another.  After his discharge at the Presidio, in San Francisco, he returned to his home and secured a position as teacher in the Meridian district school, where he remained for one year.  He then came to Sutter City as principal.  There are 130 pupils and four teachers in this school.  Mr. Betty is a Republican in politics.  Fraternally, he is a member of the American Legion at Marysville and the Odd Fellows at Meridian; and he is also a member of the Del Rey Club at the University of California.

Professor Betty was married on June 21, 1923, to Miss Gladys Moore of Sutter City.  She was born in Sutter County, a daughter of Jefferson Moore, of Sutter.

 

History of Yuba and Sutter Counties, Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, 1924

 

p 676

 


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