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James Arthur Soules, Sr.

James Arthur Soules, Sr.
b. March 1862, Vigo County, Indiana, to Origen Brigham and Fraches Ann (Watkins-Draper) Soules
d. 14 September 1945, Bismarck, North Dakota

m/1. 20 October 1891, Vigo County, Indiana
Angeline Isabell Jones
b. 17 January 1866, Vigo County, Indiana, to Nathaniel M. and Sarah Ann (Brown) Jones
d. 3 November 1900, Vigo County, Indiana

m/2.
Wilhelmina Neukom

Children with Angeline Isabell Jones:
• Frances Sarah (1892-1967) married Vincent Grimes
• James Arthur, Jr. (1895-1987) married (1) Connie Carlson, (2) Beth Carpenter Johnson

Children with Wilhelmina Neukom:
• Mary E. (1910-1972) married Powell J. Bing

This family was first in Indiana prior to 1826 and resided in Vigo County. James did not leave for North Dakota until after 1905. He was a businessman and elected county officer while in Vigo County, and later a businessman in North Dakota.

Submitted by:
Thomas P. Jones
Indianapolis IN
E-mail: genjones@juno.com

Arthur Hogarth Steele

Arthur Hogarth Steele
b. 16 August 1896, Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana, to Samuel and Mary Alice Johnson (Pottinger) Steele
d. 31 March 1993, Houston, Harris County, Texas

m. 4 June 1924, Covington, Campbell County, Kentucky
Mary Lorene Blue
b. 15 August 1902, Richland Township, Grant County, Indiana, to Carey Samuel and Sina May (Harris) Blue
d. 8 January 1976, Houston, Harris County, Texas

Children with Mary Lorene Blue:
• Susanna Hawthorne married [–?–] Noe
• Beverly Blue married [–?–] Draper

Arthur lived in Tipton, Tipton County; Frankfort, Clinton County; Peru, Miami County; and Marion, Grant County, before emigrating from Indiana in 1943. He worked as an apprentice pharmacist in Peru and Marion before the war. He was in the 607th Army Aero Squadron in World War I. After the war, he worked for the Central City Chemical Co. of Chicago, Illinois; White Motor Co. of Cleveland, Ohio; and Petro Tex Chemical Corp. of Houston, Texas. He was an elder in the Central Presbyterian Church in Houston.

Submitted by:
Susanna S. Noe
Issaquah WA
E-mail: c_snoe@msn.com