Nelvil Alfred Soulé

Nelvil Alfred Soulé

Birth
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 11 Dec 1878 (aged 47)
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Plot SOC plat Square 2 St Patrick Aisle (Alley 3-R) M 32
Memorial ID 154332078 · View Source
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The Quachita Telegraph (Monroe, Louisiana)
Fri. Dec. 20, 1878 Page 1

NELVIL SOULE.

[New Orleans City Item.]

The death of this gentleman, caused by an incurable malady of many years duration, closes the record of a family which once promised to be unusually distinguished in the annals of this country. Before Pierre Soule came hither, an exile from his native land for political opinion'sake, he had already made his mark as an able writer and impassioned orator. After mastering the difficulties of the English tongue, his career was a most brilliant one. As a lawyer his knowledge was extensive; as a pleader he was without a peer. In our National Legislature no senator commanded more attention, and the eloquence of none could more entrance an audience. And when entrusted as a diplomat with a foreihn mission, during the Pierce administration, he managed the duties entrusted to him with great delicacy and tact. It was during the residence of Pierre Soule at Madrid, as Minister of Spain, that his son Nelvil, who had just attained his maturity, and was acting as his father's secretary, was first thrust into prominence. At a grand ball he overheard a Spanish courtier make some offensive reference to his mother, and he resented the insult on the spot. A duel grew out of the affair, and a vast amount of diplomatic persiflage, but we believe that neither party was very seriously injured.

Nelvil Soule married the daughter of a distinguished Mexican revolutionist, whose family had found a refuge in this city. The alliance proved a happy one, and a son, on which the hopes of the parents were centered, took the name of Pierre Sould. There were also two more daughters. But as the years wore on a distressing malady developed itself in the case of the father-softening of the brain-and the aspirations of the family more thanever rested on young Pierre. In the late dread march of the Saffron Scourge thjese were rudlly chucked. The hope of the house died, a sister followed, and then a little niece. Last in the list, Nelvil Soule has laid down the load of life to regain it, we trust, in a better land without its bitter encumbrance. He was forty-six years and six months old, and he leaves behind him none who will henceforth bear his name.



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 154332078
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nelvil Alfred Soulé (6 Feb 1831–11 Dec 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 154332078, citing Saint Louis Cemetery Number 2, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Debra Shouhed (contributor 48576588) .