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1870's Dr. William Soules Photo, Cazenovia College, Madison County NY


On reverse:  "Prof Soules" is handwritten in old dip pen ink. Photo type: CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, Victorian. Photographer: Johnson, Cazenovia, Madison County NY. (known to be Cazenovia photographer Arthur Johnson, Arthur A. Johnson, A.A. Johnson, and the Johnson Bros)

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Dr. William Soule 1834-1914 M.S., Ph. D.died at age 80. Born in Dover Plains, Dutchess County, New York and died in Alliance, Mahoning County, Ohio. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan. His father was John Benson Soule 1807–1882, who descends from a line of Soule family of Dover Plains, Dutchess County, New York. His mother was Jane Belding Tabor or Talbor Soule, They married in 1832. His mother died in 1864.

His wife was Adelia E. White Soule 1840-1924, born in Michigan, who was the daughter of Eber White 1798–1872 of Schenectady County, NY who was the son of Peter White 1758–1808 and Elizabeth Barrett White 1767–1808. Her mother was Polly Rogers White 1802–1864, born in New York and died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan. Her siblings were Maria White 1825–1911, Alla White 1829–1899 (seen in census as Alty White), Clark Sullivan White 1832–1833, Polly White 1834–1906, Mary Elizabeth White 1835–1914. This is an important DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution and SAR Sons of the American Revolutionary War family.

Their children were:
1. Estella Soule Waugh 1864–1915 who married Dr. Darwin Wendell Waugh M.D. 1861–1939 of Portage, Ohio and they had 2 children: Clarence Wendel Waugh 1886–1953 and Mabel C Waugh born 1888. Dr. Waugh died in NYC in Kings County NY.
2. Marion Winefred Soule 1867–1920, a teacher of music, unknown spouse, was living with her parents below in 1910.

William Soule in the 1870 United States Federal Census
Age in 1870: 35
Birth Year: abt 1835
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: Cazenovia, Madison, New York
Occupation: Teacher
Spouse: Adelia Soule
Household Members: Name Age
William Soule 35
Adelia Soule 29
Stella Soule 6
Maria Soule 3

William Soule in the 1910 United States Federal Census
Age in 1910: 75
Birth Year: abt 1835
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1910: Alliance Ward 4, Stark, Ohio
Street: 1804 Aaron Avenue
Spouse's name: Adelia E Soule
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Occupation: Own Income
Years Married: 47
Household Members: Name Age
William Soule 75
Adelia E Soule 69
Marion W Soule 43

Book: History of Stark County, with an outline sketch of Ohio. Ed. by William Henry Perrin, who died 1892. It was published in Chicago by Baskin & Battey in 1881 and includes biographical sketches. This is from Vol. III-15:  "WILLIAM SOULE, M. S., Ph. D. As a proper memorial to the many years of distinguished services rendered by the late Doctor Soule to Mount Union College at Alliance and to the cause of education and science at large, the following article has been prepared for this publication by Martin L. D 'Ooge, professor emeritus of Greek and member of the class of 1862 of the University of Michigan. Dr. William Soule was born at Dover Plains, New York, December 5, 1834, and died at Alliance, Ohio, April 18, 1914. He was the only son of John Benson Soule and Jane Tabor Soule. His father was a descendant of George Soule, who came from England in the Mayflower and was one of the signers of the Cape Cod Compact. On his mother's side he traced his descent from John and Priscilla Alden. His immediate ancestors for several generations lived in the eastern part of New York near the Connecticut state line. Dr. Soule's father was an intelligent business man, who was fond of books and had been at one time a teacher. William inherited his father's fondness for reading and received from him his earliest schooling. His mother was a domestic woman who looked well after the comfort of her family. The home life was a quiet and peaceful one. After attending the school of his native town Doctor Soule went to Armenia Seminary to prepare for college. This seminary was then a flourishing school under the direction of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and was presided over by Cyrus D. Foss, who later became a well known bishop of that church. In March, 1858, Doctor Soule entered the University of Michigan and was admitted to the freshman class in advanced standing. He was graduated in 1861 with the degree of Bachelor of Science. In college as in all his life he was remarkable for his studious habits, his gentle manner and his high sense of duty. His favorite studies were scientific and his most inspiring teachers were Alexander Winchell in geology and botany, Andrew D. White in history, and Chancellor Tappan in philosophy. But he made special studies, in chemistry and for his work in this science he received a special diploma. In 1861 he returned to the university and took post-graduate courses in chemistry and entomology, for which he received the Master's degree in 1862. Mount Union College honored itself in 1881 by conferring upon Doctor Soule the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The calling of the teacher early attracted Doctor Soule. Soon after graduation he taught chemistry, physics and botany for a year in the high school of his native town. For the thirteen years following he taught these sciences in the Cazenovia Seminary in the State of New York. During this time he was volunteer meteorological observer for the Smithsonian Institute, and later he rendered a similar service to the national weather bureau. In August, 1880, he was appointed professor of physics and chemistry in Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio, a position which he filled with eminent satisfaction until 1904, a period of twenty-four years of successful and faithful labor. In addition to his regular work he gave instruction also for a part of the time in geology and mineralogy, and, as if this were not enough to tax his strength and occupy his time, he was also charged with the care of the college library, which he rearranged and classified with much labor. The burden he tried to carry proved too great for his health, which before he came to Mount Union College had broken down, and to repair which lie had to retire for a while from active service. At the close of the academic year of 1904 his broken health compelled him to sever his connection with the college which he had served so long and so well. In his retirement he tried to occupy himself with various lighter tasks, but even these became too burdensome for his failing strength. Dr. Soule was a great reader. His students called him "a walking encyclopedia." He aimed to keep abreast with the rapid advance of the sciences which he taught. His merits as a scholar were recognized outside of his own community. In 1884 lie became a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and in 1899 he was honored by an election as fellow of that learned body. He was a charter member of the Ohio State Academy of Science. In 1894 he was invited to read a paper before the International Congress of Applied Chemistry that met in Brussels. He was elected in the fall of 1912 as a member of the Royal Geographical Society of England and invited to read a paper before it. Failing health compelled him to decline this invitation. His attainments in his chosen fields of study were such that he was urged to make some permanent contribution to science in the form of a book or monograph, but his native modesty, together with the numerous demands upon his time and strength, prevented him from rendering this additional service. Doctor Soule identified himself in early manhood with the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he became an influential member. For many years he held an important office in his local church and taught a Bible class. While Doctor Soule never held any political office his influence as a member of the republican party was pronounced and persistent in favor of high ideals of citizenship and of good government. At the close of his student days in May, 1862, Doctor Soule married Miss Adelia E. White, the youngest daughter of Mr. Eber White, one of the pioneers and prominent citizens of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mr. Soule was survived by his wife and by two daughters, both former students at Mount Union College. The older daughter, Stella, was the wife of Dr. Darwin W. Waugh, a successful physician of Brooklyn, New York. She died within a year after the death of her father, passing away at her home in Brooklyn, New York, April 14, 1915. The younger daughter, Marion, lives with her mother and is a music teacher and organist of local renown. On a beautiful spring day in April all that was mortal of Doctor Soule was laid to rest in the Forest Hill Cemetery at Ann Arbor. Such is the record of this man who lived laborious days and did his duty well, and of whom it may fittingly be said what one of our English poets wrote of "the first true gentleman that ever breathed," that he had "a soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil spirit.""

This wonderful photo was found in Oneida County NY, and is a CDV photo of a side view photo of young Dr. Soules, a Caz College Victorian era professor in a full beard. This is an intimate portrait of a faculty member in his thirties. 

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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