Posted By:Carol Tilson
Subject:Obits: Lawton & Caroline [Crevolin] Soule
Post Date:August 11, 2009 at 06:19:01
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"Cape Vincent Eagle" [Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY], Thursday, 8 Feb 1917 [in locals column]:

Lawton W. Soule, for a number of years a druggist in the employ of the late L. O. Woodruff, in Cape Vincent died in Ogdensburg on Sunday morning. Mr. Soule, who was 68 years of age, was born in Clayton, the son of the late Thomas and Harriet Cole Soule. When a boy he moved to Watertown, where he spent practically his entire life with the exception of the years he resided at the Cape. Besides his widow, Mrs. Caroline Crevolin Soule, he is survived by three daughters, the Misses Josephine, Cornelia and Leila Soule, all of Watertown. The funeral was held from St. Paul's Episcopal church [part of line missing] Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. John L. Oldham, rector of the church, officiating. The body was placed in the vault, and later will be brought to Cape Vincent for burial.

"Cape Vincent Eagle" [Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY], Thursday, 16 Apr 1936, p. 1:

Mrs. Caroline Soule
Dies In Watertown

Mrs. Caroline Josephine Soule, 82, widow of Lawton W. Soule and descendant of pioneer French settlers of Cape Vincent, died at 2:30 Sunday morning at the family home in Watertown after a long illness.

Mrs. Soule had been in poor health for a number of years and had been confined to her bed for several weeks. Death was attributed to the infirmities of old age and diabetes, from which she had suffered for a long time.

She was born January 2, 1854, in the historical Cup and Saucer house in this village, a daughter of the late Henry Joseph and Cornelia Rosetta Calvin Crevolin.

The Cup and Saucer house, according to tradition, was built by French settlers of this section for their chief, Napoleon Bonaparte.

The original Crevolin house, which was known as "Beechwood," was destroyed by fire shortly before Mrs. Soule's birth and the family moved to the Cup and Saucer house. Later "Beechwood" was rebuilt.

Mrs. Soule's maternal grandparents were the late Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Calvin. Mr. Calvin, a native of Lafargeville, became a member of the Canadian parliament, owner of Garden Island and a prominent boat builder.

She was married to Lawton William Soule, druggist of this village and native of Watertown, on January 21, 1880. The ceremony was performed in St. John's church, this village. They continued to live here for many years, where Mr. Soule was associated with the late L. O. Woodruff as druggist.

Her father, the late Henry Crevolin, was well known here where he was a large landowner. He moved to this village from New York with his parents in his youth.

Mrs. Soule was a member of the LeRay de Chaumont chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and was also a member of the Northern Frontier chapter, Daughters of 1812.

Surviving are two sisters, the Misses Caroline Josephine Soule and Leila Grace Soule, of Watertown, and a sister, Mrs. Lainie Higgs, of Paw Paw, Mich.; also a niece, Mrs. Gerald W. Austin, of Watertown.

Funeral services were held Tuesday with a private prayer service at the home at 1:30 p.m., followed by funeral services half an hour later at St. Paul's Episcopal church, Rev. C. N. Eddy, rector of the church, officiating, Burial was made in the Episcopal cemetery in this village.