SOULE (New Bedford family). The family bearing this name at New Bedford, Mass., is a branch of the Old Plymouth family, descending from George Soule, one of the “Mayflower” Pilgrims and a signer of the compact in 1620. The present head of the family is the Hon. Rufus Albertson Soule, citizen soldier, now collector of the port of New Bedford, who for many years has been a conspicuous figure in the business and political life of that place, a public servant of high and honorable service, one who as man, citizen and neighbor enjoys that popularity that comes to but few.
Hiram Charlton took on the publication of the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont for Lewis Publishing. In it, he enlisted the assistance of living residents of the state in providing biographical and genealogical details about their family, and then he published all 1104 family histories in two distinct volumes.
Mrs. Emeline Passwater Beckett, 93 years of age passed away at the home of her son Charles Beckett, Southeast of Adrian, January 29, 1949. Mrs. Beckett was the daughter of Nancy Wilson and Samuel P. Passwater. Born July 28, 1855 at Freemont, Iowa. Mrs. Beckett has been a resident of Bates County since 1866. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Meyer of Kansas City, and three sons, Charles of Passaic, Julius of Kansas City, Missouri, Ivan of San Francisco, California. Funeral Service for Mrs. Beckett were held from Culver-Underwood Chapel in Butler, Missouri, Monday afternoon. The Rev. Charles
John Beckett a prosperous citizen of Westminster, was born in Ontario, Canada, June 2, 1819. His parents were Stephen and Anna (Taylor) Beckett, natives respectively of New Jersey and Canada, who had nine children. The father was a miller by trade. John worked at the lumber business in Pelham Township for several years, and in 1877 he moved to California, arriving at Westminster July 1. There he purchased forty acres of land, which he has since improved, and being well down on the shady side of the hill,” he expects to spend the remainder of his life in the quiet
Alfred Beckett a prominent citizen of Westminster, Orange County, was born in Ontario, Canada, June 7, 1830, a son of Stephen and Anna (Taylor) Beckett, and the sixth child in a family of nine. He received a good common-school education, worked at the mill and lumber business for several years and also did some farming, and in 1877 came to California and bought forty acres of laud in Westminster, which he has put under a high state of cultivation. Politically he is an intelligent supporter of the Republican party. Both himself and wife are highly respected members of social circles.