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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

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John McElroy, II

John McElroy, II
b. to Robert and Matilda (Trout) McElroy
d. 6 April 1887, Kankakee County, Illinois

m. 11 February 1840, Jefferson County, Indiana
Margaret Crozier
b. to James and Mary (Woods) Crozier
d. November 1871, Kankakee County, Illinois

Children with Margaret Crozier:
• Sarah (1849-1920) married Ben Roberts
• George McKee (1852-1939) married Lydia Cooper
• Julia E. (b. 1854) married James Smiley
• James (1857-1948) married Melissa Ann Hoyt Cooper
• Mary Frances “Mace” (1858-1939) married John Blackstone Cooper
• John, Jr. (1861-1938) married Cora Jane Cooper
• Edwin McLellan (1864-1938) (twin) married (1) Belle Sullinder, (2) Magda T. Kopstad
• Elvina “Allie” (b. 1864) (twin) married Harry Watkins
• Wilbur (1868-1899) (twin)
• Willis (1868-1929) (twin) married Katie Mann

John came Indiana in 1830 as a boy. He moved to LaPorte County about 1854 and to Kankakee County, Illinois, in 1860. He was a farmer, a stock breeder, and a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Submitted by:
Tammy Wilson
Newton NC
E-mail: tym50@bellsouth.net