Self portraits of John P. Soule, his wife Harriet, and children circa 1858 - 1859. [ Links to images online John & Harriet and another. ]
Personal John was married 18480222 at Portland, ME by Eaton Shaw to Harriet Campbell. They lived in Georgetown, ME, 10 Cherry Street, Boston, MA and 209 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA. She died in 1884 and was buried in a family plot in Newington, New Hampshire. At about that time he travelled west as a railroad photographer in Colorado and Utah along the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad and in Salt Lake City.
Stereoscopic views of Malden Centre, MA by E. C. Swain [ on CD ]
Lucie Almira 18550403 Georgetown, ME
Hattie 18570627 Boston, MA [ Details available ]
Franklin L. 1861 Boston, MA
John married second Mary A. Read of Jersey City, NJ about 1886 at Arlington, MA. Mary was born May 1843 at Van Vorst, NJ, the daughter of Christopher Read and Caroline Matthews Read. Her sister Margaret Read married William Clark of Arlington, MA. (Related photo is available on CD.)
In 1888 John Soule had moved to 528 Broadway, Seattle, WA. He appears to have continued his interest in photography and may have worked for several of his former colleagues as evidenced by his coverage of the Seattle Fire. Additional details may also be found among his papers at the University of Washington, not yet consulted.