Frank Channing Soule

Frank Channing Soule

Male 1861 - 1942

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  • Name  Frank Channing Soule 
    Born  3 Apr 1861  Greenpoint, Liverpool, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1880  140 West Street, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    1880 United States Federal Census - Syracuse, p.41
    1880 United States Federal Census - Syracuse, p.41
    State: New York; County: Onondaga; City: Syracuse; Ward: 5; Block 656; ED: #212; ED Date: 06/12/1880; SD: #8; Sheet No: 41; Line No: 45-50;
    Occupation  1879 - 1893  Merrell & Soule, North Franklin Street, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Clerk / Partner 
    • "The firm of Merrell & Soule was founded in 1868 by G. Lewis Merrell and Oscar F. Soule, who formed a co-partnership for the manufacture of canned goods and established a small factory at Syracuse, New York. A new co-partnership was formed in 1883, between G.L. Merrell, O.F. Soule and F.C. Soule, the last named being the son of O.F. Soule." [7]
    • Frank began working at Merrell-Soule at the age of 18 as a clerk. By the age of 21 he was admitted to partnership. [4]
    xxxxxxxx - Merrell & Soule Factory
    xxxxxxxx - Merrell & Soule Factory
    Merrell-Soule Products: Powdered Milk and None Such Mince Meat
    Merrell-Soule Company, Syracuse, New York, 1919
    Physical Description  1905  [3
    • The 1905 passport application describes the description of Frank as "5'9.75", high and broad forehead, blue eyes, straight nose, straight mouth with full lips, short and dimpled chin, brownish grey hair, medium complexion and oval face." [3]
    19050522 - U.S. Passport Application, Frank C. Soule
    19050522 - U.S. Passport Application, Frank C. Soule
    Collection Number: ARC Identifier 566612 / MLR Number A1 508; NARA Series: M1372; Roll #: 679
    Occupation  1893 - 1905  Merrell-Soule Company, North Franklin Street, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 7
    Partner, Secretary and Treasurer 
    • "[the Merrell, Soule and Soule] co-partnership continued until 1893, when the firm was incorporated, under the name of Merrell-Soule Company." [7]
    18940524 - Merrell-Soule Company Letter
    18940524 - Merrell-Soule Company Letter
    Merrell-Soule Company
    05/24/1894 - Fairfield Packing Company
    xxxxxxxx - Merrell-Soule Company
    xxxxxxxx - Merrell-Soule Company
    Central New York Business Journal
    10/26/2012, p.9
    North Franklin Street Location
    1893xxxx - None Such Mince Meat Ad
    1893xxxx - None Such Mince Meat Ad
    Merrell-Soule Company
    1893, Ad
    Occupation  1907  [4, 10
    New York State Commissioner, Jamestown Exposition 
    • "It was with pleasure and exhibiting a manifest of much interest that the State of New York participated in the Tier-centenary celebration of the Jamestown settlement of 1607, its Legislature accepting the invitation extended by Virginia with prompt cordiality, and its Commission voicing the sentiment of its people by the manner in which it carried out he law's intent.

      The State's response dates from June 3, 1905, when the bill appropriating $150,000 for such purposes became a law. Thus two years were allowed to make suitable provision for joining with the other States in the great celebration.

      It had two objects in view, under the above act - the erection of a worthy State Building, which should be a rendezvous for people from New York principally, while it also should adorn the grounds and the presentation of a history exhibit, replete with the State's best memorials in the way or relies antedating the year 1800.

      The Commission was named by Governor Frank Wayland Higgins the year previous to his death and was composed as follows: ... Auditor, Frank C. Soule, Syracuse..." [9]
    1907xxxx - Frank C. Soule
    1907xxxx - Frank C. Soule
    Jamestown Exposition Commissioner Photo
    New York at the Jamestown Exposition
    1907, p.529
    1907xxxx - New York State Building at Jamestown Exposition
    1907xxxx - New York State Building at Jamestown Exposition
    Jamestown Exposition Commissioner Photo
    New York at the Jamestown Exposition
    1907, p.2
    Residence  1900 - 1910  509 West Onondaga Street, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 13
    • According to the 1900 census, two servants, Mary E. Denehy (waitress) and Mary Brady (domestic) are living with Mr. and Mrs. Channing. On the 1910 census, the two servants are listed as Mary Machan and Mary Ellen McGuire. [11, 12]
    1900 United States Federal Census - Syracuse, p.7B
    1900 United States Federal Census - Syracuse, p.7B
    State: New York; County: Onondaga; City: Syracuse; Ward: 12; ED: #128; ED Date: 06/06/1900; SD: #12; Sheet No: 7B; Line No: 97-100;
    1900 United States Federal Census - Syracuse, p.8A
    1900 United States Federal Census - Syracuse, p.8A
    State: New York; County: Onondaga; City: Syracuse; Ward: 12; ED: #128; ED Date: 06/06/1900; SD: #12; Sheet No: 8A; Line No: 1-2;
    1910 United States Federal Census - Syracuse, p.7A
    1910 United States Federal Census - Syracuse, p.7A
    State: New York; County: Onondaga; City: Syracuse; Ward: 12; ED: #153; ED Date: 06/21/1910; SD: #13; Sheet No: 7A
    1910 United States Federal Census - Syracuse, p.7B
    1910 United States Federal Census - Syracuse, p.7B
    State: New York; County: Onondaga; City: Syracuse; Ward: 12; ED: #153; ED Date: 06/21/1910; SD: #13; Sheet No: 7B
    Residence  1915  129 DeWitt Street, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    1915 New York State Census - Syracuse, p.1
    1915 New York State Census - Syracuse, p.1
    State: New York; County: Onondaga; City: Syracuse; Ward: 04; Election District: #4; Date: 06/1/1915; Assembly District: #3; Sheet No: 1; Line No: 5-6
    Membership  Abt. 1917  Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    War Industries Board Committee 
    • Frank served on the local War Industries Board Committee in Syracuse during the war. He was "placed in charge of the food products section." [15]
    Residence  1920  1054 James Street, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • According to the 1920 census, in addition to Frank and Grace, there are four servants staying at the James Street residence: Ida Anderson, Cook; Coffey Mayme, Waitress; Corrine E. Swift, Maid; Bessie Lyon, Maid. [16]
    1920 United States Federal Census - Syracuse, p.13B
    1920 United States Federal Census - Syracuse, p.13B
    State: New York; County: Onondaga; City: Syracuse; Ward: 5; Block 656; ED: #136; ED Date: 01/12/1920; SD: #16; Sheet No: 13B; Line No: 95-100
    Membership  1926  Everson Art Museum, 401 Harrison Street, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Trustee 
    Occupation  1910 - 1928  Merrell-Soule Company, North Franklin Street, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 13, 16, 17
    President 
    • Oscar F. Soule passed in 1902 and G.L. Merrell died in 1909. Frank took over the role of company president in 1910. [7]
    • "From a small beginning, the powdered milk branch of the business grew until it was the principal item manufactured by Merrell-Soule Company. The firm pioneered also in the manufacture of powdered eggs and similar products. The company was sold to the Borden Company in 1928." [4]
    1918xxxx - None Such Mince Meat Ad
    1918xxxx - None Such Mince Meat Ad
    Merrell-Soule Company
    1918 - War Pie Ad
    Residence  1907 - 1935  Vanderkamp Farms, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 18, 19, 20
    • "In 1907, father bought property north of Oneida Lake - Vanderkamp Pond with a few acres of contiguous property which he named 'Chestnut Farms' because of the beautiful stand of chestnut trees. This property gradually expanded, and when the chestnut trees were known to be doomed, the name was changed to 'Vanderkamp'..." [18]
    • "In 1908, Mr. Soule began the development of Vanderkamp Farms, his 1,000 acre estate near Cleveland on the north shore of Oneida Lake. On this estate he had a private shooting and fishing preserve in addition to 300 acres under cultivation. He bread a noteworthy strain of high-grade Holstein-Friesian cattle known as the 'Vanderkamp Her'." [4]
    • "Following his retirement from business in 1928, Mr. Soule spent a large part of his time at Vanderkamp and after the sale of his home on James Street, made the estate his official residence." [4]
    19350721 - Beautiful Vanderkamp Where Syracusans Will Have Outing for Nursing Fund
    19350721 - Beautiful Vanderkamp Where Syracusans Will Have Outing for Nursing Fund
    Syracuse Herald
    07/21/1935, Section 4, p.1
    19350721 - Beautiful Vandkamp (continued)
    19350721 - Beautiful Vandkamp (continued)
    Syracuse Herald
    07/21/1935, Section 4, p.5
    19330910 - Society Barn Dance on Soule Country Estate
    19330910 - Society Barn Dance on Soule Country Estate
    Syracuse Herald
    09/10/1933, Section 2, p.7
    20130930 - Frank C. Soule Cabin
    20130930 - Frank C. Soule Cabin
    Vanderkamp - Frank C. Soule Cabin
    09/30/2013
    Residence  1930 - 1939  1100 James Street, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 21, 22
    • According to the 1930 census, Frank owned this home, valued at $150,000. It also indicates that Marian L. Kratzer was a live-in servant. [21]
    • "The manufacturer's large home at 1100 James Street was for many years a showplace of the city. He sold it in January 1939 and from then on traveled extensively, spending much of his time in St. Augustine, Florida." [4]
    1930 United States Federal Census - Syracuse, p.5A
    1930 United States Federal Census - Syracuse, p.5A
    State: New York; County: Onondaga; City: Syracuse; Ward: 6; Block 656; ED: #41; ED Date: 04/10/1930; SD: #11; Sheet No: 5A; Line No: 31-33;
    19390124 - James Street Showplace Sold in Big Real Estate Deal
    19390124 - James Street Showplace Sold in Big Real Estate Deal
    Unknown Newspaper Clipping
    01/24/1939, n.p.
    Frank C. Soule residence at 1100 James Street, which has been sold to an unrevealed purchaser.
    Occupation  1903 - 1941  Syracuse Trust Company, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Director and Executive Committee Member 
    Residence  1939 - 1942  11 Nelmar Street, St. Augustine, St. John's, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Winter home. 
    Occupation  Farmer National Bank of Syracuse, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Director 
    • "Mr. Soule, at one time, was also vice-president of the Farmer National Bank of Syracuse until its consolidation with the Syracuse Trust Company." [4]
    Membership  First Presbyterian Church, 620 West Genesee Street, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    20111028 - First Presbyterian Church
    20111028 - First Presbyterian Church
    Syracuse Post-Standard
    620 West Genesee Street
    by Mike Greenlar
    Membership  Century Club, 480 James Street, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Membership  Onondaga Golf and Country Club, 7003 E Genesee Street, Fayetteville, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Membership  Citizen's Club  [4
    Membership  Syracuse Chamber of Commerce, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Director 
    Died  14 Mar 1942  11 Nelmar Street, St. Augustine, St. John's, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • Mr. Soule died at his winter home in St. Augustine after a year of failing health. His son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar F. Soule, were at this bedside. [4]
    Buried  Oakwood Cemetery, 940 Comstock Avenue, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Headstone - Frank Channing Soule
    Headstone - Frank Channing Soule
    Oakwood Cemetery
    Person ID  I20  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified  27 Apr 2016 

    Father  Oscar Frank Soule,   b. 1834, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902 
    Mother  Sarah E. Bradley 
    Family ID  F10  Group Sheet

    Family  Grace Gere,   b. 29 Dec 1862, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1935, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Nov 1884  [2, 4
    Children 
     1. Infant Soule
    >2. Oscar Frank Soule,   b. 17 Mar 1890, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1973
    >3. Robert Gere Soule,   b. 8 Apr 1892
    Last Modified  10 Nov 2013 
    Family ID  F8  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Apr 1861 - Greenpoint, Liverpool, Onondaga, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - 140 West Street, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - 1910 - 509 West Onondaga Street, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1915 - 129 DeWitt Street, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMembership - War Industries Board Committee - Abt. 1917 - Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - 1054 James Street, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMembership - Trustee - 1926 - Everson Art Museum, 401 Harrison Street, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1907 - 1935 - Vanderkamp Farms, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - 1939 - 1100 James Street, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Winter home. - 1939 - 1942 - 11 Nelmar Street, St. Augustine, St. John's, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMembership - - First Presbyterian Church, 620 West Genesee Street, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMembership - - Century Club, 480 James Street, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMembership - - Onondaga Golf and Country Club, 7003 E Genesee Street, Fayetteville, Onondaga, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Mar 1942 - 11 Nelmar Street, St. Augustine, St. John's, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oakwood Cemetery, 940 Comstock Avenue, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1919 - Frank Channing Soule
    1919 - Frank Channing Soule
    Merrell-Soule Products: Powdered Milk and None Such Mince Meat
    Merrell-Soule Company, Syracuse, New York, 1919

    Documents
    19320209 - Mrs. Shavitch Sings Scotch and Welch Songs; Toy Symphony Novel Number
    19320209 - Mrs. Shavitch Sings Scotch and Welch Songs; Toy Symphony Novel Number
    Syracuse Herald
    02/09/1932, p.14

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      Frank Channing Soule
      by Taryn DiTomasso

    2. [S22] 1900 United States Federal Census, 7B (Reliability: 2), 6 Jun 1900.
      State: New York; County: Onondaga; City: Syracuse; Ward: 12; ED: #128; ED Date: 06/06/1900; SD: #12; Sheet No: 7B; Line No: 97-100;

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      Collection Number: ARC Identifier 566612 / MLR Number A1 508; NARA Series: M1372; Roll #: 679

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      Frank Channing Soule

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      Frank Channing Soule, Commissioner

    6. [S21] 1880 United States Federal Census, 41 (Reliability: 2), 12 Jun 1880.
      State: New York; County: Onondaga; City: Syracuse; Ward: 5; Block 656; ED: #212; ED Date: 06/12/1880; SD: #8; Sheet No: 41; Line No: 45-50;

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      Frank Channing Soule, Commissioner

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      Frank Channing Soule, Commissioner

    11. [S22] 1900 United States Federal Census, 8A (Reliability: 2), 6 Jun 1900.
      State: New York; County: Onondaga; City: Syracuse; Ward: 12; ED: #128; ED Date: 06/06/1900; SD: #12; Sheet No: 8A; Line No: 1-2;

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      State: New York; County: Onondaga; City: Syracuse; Ward: 12; ED: #153; ED Date: 06/21/1910; SD: #13; Sheet No: 7B; Line No: 51-53

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      State: New York; County: Onondaga; City: Syracuse; Ward: 12; ED: #153; ED Date: 06/21/1910; SD: #13; Sheet No: 7A; Line No: 48-50

    14. [S10] 1915 New York State Census, 1 (Reliability: 2), 1 Jun 1915.
      State: New York; County: Onondaga; City: Syracuse; Ward: 04; Election District: #4; Date: 06/1/1915; Assembly District: #3; Sheet No: 1; Line No: 5-6

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      State: New York; County: Onondaga; City: Syracuse; Ward: 5; Block 656; ED: #136; ED Date: 01/12/1920; SD: #16; Sheet No: 13B; Line No: 95-100;

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      None Such Mince Meat

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      Vanderkamp by Dorothy Soule Milner

    19. [S16] Syracuse Herald, Section 4, 1 (Reliability: 2), 21 Jul 1935.
      Beautiful Vanderkamp Where Syracusans Will Have Outing for Nursing Fund

    20. [S16] Syracuse Herald, Society Section, 1 (Reliability: 1), 24 Jul 1927.

    21. [S20] 1930 United States Federal Census, 5A (Reliability: 2), 10 Apr 1930.
      State: New York; County: Onondaga; City: Syracuse; Ward: 6; Block 656; ED: #41; ED Date: 04/10/1930; SD: #11; Sheet No: 5A; Line No: 31-33;

    22. [S16] Syracuse Herald, 14 (Reliability: 1), 9 Feb 1932.
      Mrs. Shavitch Sings Scotch and Welch Songs; Toy Symphony Novel Number