Van Poole, Elizabeth “Lizzie”


Elizabeth “Lizzie” Van Poole, c. 1905.

Elizabeth Van Poole
Elizabeth College, 1911.

Elizabeth Van Pool,
Elizabeth College, 1912.

Elizabeth Van Poole,
Elizabeth College, 1912.












Class of 1908
Faculty 1913-1914
Expression and English
Elizabeth College, 1911; post graduate 1912; certificate in English.

Birth: Nov. 14, 1890
Death: Apr. 10, 1992

Chalmers Melanchthon Van Poole (1854-1933)
Mary Eliza Linn Van Poole (1866-1953)

Robert Linn Van Poole (1886-1968)
Carl M. Van Poole (1887-1968)
Mary K. Van Poole Phillips (1889-1959)
Otho Lee Van Poole (1894-1958)
Thomas Bennett Van Poole (1895-1971)
Ruth Van Poole (1901-1934)
Rena Van Poole Dimmette (1903-1943)
Glenn M. Van Poole (1905-1940)

Spouse: William Ernest Beaver (1893-1947)

Margaret Wrenn Beaver Brewer (1918-1972)
William Ernest Beaver (1920 – 1974)

Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, USA

Source:, # 86685773.


Salisbury Evening Post (Salisbury, NC), 2 Sep 1915, p. 3.

Home Wedding of Interest Solemnized Last Evening.

Last evening at 10 o’clock, at the home of the bride’s father, Dr C. M. Van Poole, on South Ellis street, in a ceremony of simple beauty and impressiveness, Miss Elizabeth Van Poole and Mr. William Ernest Beaver were married. Only near relatives and intimate friends of the bride and groom being present. Rev. Dr. M. M. Kinard, the bride’s pastor, performed the ceremony, using the beautiful and impressive ring service of the Lutheran Church.

The home had been beautifully decorated for the event, pink asters and ivy holding sway in the hall, while the dining room was lovely with yellow roses and ferns. In the parlor, where the ceremony was performed, a color-scheme of green and white was effectively carried out by the artistic use of a profusion of white asters, ivy and ferns, while the vows were taken before an improvised altar of palms, ferns and white asters, lighted by green and white candles, in altar candle-sticks.

Prior to the ceremony, Miss Ada Stirewalt, of China Grove, very sweetly sang Hawley’s, “Because I Love You Dear.” She was accompanied by Miss Mary Van Poole. The bride and groom entered the room to the strains of the “Bridal Chorus” from “Lohengrin,” artistically played by Miss Stirewalt. During the ceremony, Schumann’s “Traumerei” was very softly played.

The bride was lovely in a traveling suit of midnight blue, with hat and accessories to match. She carried a shower bouquet of bride’s roses, sweet peas and maiden-hair fern.

Both the bride and groom are well known and popular young people of this city and the news of their marriage will be of interest to a wide circle of friends. The bride is a graduate of Elizabeth College, at Charlotte, and for the last two years has taught expression and voice. She is a young woman of charming personality and is unusually gifted in a musical way, possessing a beautiful rich contralto voice. Mr. Beaver is a son of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Beaver, of this city. He holds a position with the Southern Railway and is a young man of likable personality and splendid traits of character.

Mr. and Mrs. Beaver left on train No. 30 for a honeymoon trip to Washington, New York, Niagara Falls and other points north, on their return from which they will make their home in Salisbury.


Greensboro News & Record (Greensboro, NC) – Sunday, April 12, 1992

SALISBURY – Mrs. Elizabeth Van Poole Beaver, 101, who resided with her daughter, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Beaver Kimball, at 1002 South Fulton St. died April 10, 1992, at home.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Chestnut Hill Cemetery.

A native of Rowan County, she was a graduate of Elizabeth College in Charlotte, taught school at Mount Ameona Seminary in Mount Pleasant and Summerland College in South Carolina, was choir director at Saint John’s Lutheran Church, the First United Methodist Church, member of the Clio Book Club, United Methodist Women, Southern Railway Officers Wives Club, United Daughters of the Confederacy and was an avid bridge player.

Surviving besides her daughter, are six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild.

The family will be at Summersett Funeral Home 10-11 a.m. Monday, other times at the residence.