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Eugene Soule
Birth: Jun. 2, 1849
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Aug. 15, 1872
Boone County
Iowa, USA

Gene was the brother of my great-grandfather, Frank Soule, and a 6th great-grandson of George Soule, Mayflower pilgrim.

He died at the age of 23 in a shooting accident when his dog jumped on him and caused his rifle to discharge.

He is buried next to his sister, Sarah Freeman Packard Soule Kintzley.

Last Thursday a party set out from Boonsboro to hunt prairie chickens, this being the first day of the season. The company consisted of several wagon leads and a jolly time was had. The day had a sad ending, however. Upon arriving at Boonsboro and stopping at the Occidental House, Eugene Soule, the gunsmith of that city, was helping his dog out of the wagon, while a loaded gun stood against the box. In jumping out the dog struck the hammer, discharging the contents, inflicting a mortal wound. He lingered about two hours.
Soule was a young man universally respected and leaves a widow, having been married about a year. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and the funeral was conducted by Boonsboro Lodge. The following resolution were passed by the lodge: Whereas, it has pleased the all wise and most merciful creator to remove from our midst our worthy and much beloved brother, Eugene Soule, in the vigor of his youth, when life to him was sweetest and brightest, and to his young and loving wife most hopeful, in full power of his mental faculties, and in the midst of his most intimate friends without a moment's warning of the terrible fate that awaited him. Resolved, by Boonsboro Lodge No. 79, I.O.O.F. that we tender our deepest sympathy to his grief stricken wife, his bereaved mother and his mourning brothers and sisters and to his Lodge; that we have lost an honest, true, and trusty member, who can never be forgotten. Resolved, by the sad and untimely death of Bro. Soule, that we have received that oft repeated admonition, "In life and health prepare for death," For we know not when it may come or under what circumstances we may be called to the great unknown future. Resolved, that we will as brothers mourn his loss, follow his remains to the grave, and consign them to Mother Earth, and wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days. Resolved, that we forward to his wife and mother a copy of these Resolutions under the seal of the Lodge, and spread the same upon our records. Resolved, that a copy of the resolutions be furnished our county papers with a request to publish the same.
Boone County Democrat 1872
Family links: 
  Henry Birdsall Soule (1815 - 1852)
  Caroline Augusta White Soule (1824 - 1903)
  Hattie A. Miller Sommars (1851 - 1891)
  Sarah Freeman Packard Soule Kintzley (1844 - 1906)*
  Henry Channing Soule (1846 - 1863)*
  Frank Soule (1847 - 1916)*
  Eugene Soule (1849 - 1872)
*Calculated relationship
Linwood Park Cemetery
Boone County
Iowa, USA
Plot: West Linwood section W1, Lot 42
Created by: Steve Jones
Record added: Nov 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5918518
Eugene Soule
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