SOUTER, William Jr.

Male 1847 - 1900  (53 years)

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  • Name SOUTER, William 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 1847  England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    • From Floyd's History Of Northumberland County 1911: William Souter, Jr., was born and reared in England, and his entire business career was one of prominent identification with the silk manufacturing industry, in which line he was considered an authority, having made an exhaustive study of the business. He traveled extensively, making a special study of the methods of silk making in both China and Japan. At the time of his death he was vice president and manager of an extensive silk manufacturing concern in Whitehall, N.Y. He met his death in October, 1900, when only fifty-three years of age, as the result of an accident, being killed by a trolley car in Newark, N.J. Mr. Souter married Martha Anna Chanelley, who died in 1880. She was born and reared in England, daughter of Robert Chanelley, a prominent contractor. Of the ten children born to William Souter, Jr., and his wife: Annie died in infancy; Sydney H. is mentioned below; Robert William is superintendent of the Littlestown silk mill in Littlestown, Pa.; Charles Harold is in the railroad service at Schenectady, N.Y.; Clyde Douglass graduated in 1907 from Dartmouth College; Ada is the wife of Edward Sargent, a contractor of Newark, N.J.; Jessie, Elizabeth and Margie are all trained nurses, graduates of the training school of the Newark (N.J.) General Hospital; and Edna is the youngest. The parents having emigrated to this country in 1865, the eldest daughter was born in America. But the family returned to England two years later, not becoming permanent residents of the United States until 1879.
    Died Oct 1900  Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: when hit by a trolley car 
    Person ID I3299  Milton Families
    Last Modified 21 Dec 2008 

    Family CHANELLY, Martha Anna,   d. 1880 
    +1. SOUTER, Sydney Herbert,   b. 1 Apr 1869, Presbury, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F995  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911, Page 951.