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Beatrice Drake Poling


Last updated 11/29/2012 at Noon

Beatrice Drake Poling died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, five days before her 96th birthday. She was born in Somerville, N.J. where she lived much of her life. After being widowed, she sought work leaving the state, and moving to Alexandria, Va. where during World War II, she worked for the American Red Cross at National Headquarters in Washington, DC. She volunteered as a nurse’s aide in Virginia, Georgia, and later New Jersey.

After the war and upon her return to Somerville, she was employed by the Ruberoid Co. in the roofing and siding division as billing supervisor in cost accounting. La...

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