Biography of John W. Souter
Madison County, NY Biographies





Souter, John W., was born in the town of Sullivan, December 13, 1865. His father, William Souter, was a native of Johnstown, and his father, Isaac, of Germany. Isaac first settled in Johnstown and came to Canastota in 1802, where he was engaged in the jewelry business. His son William followed him in the business, and was one of the first to build a boat on the old canal; he was engaged in canal transportation up to 1880. He married Matilda, daughter of Leonard Whitney; he died January 2, 1894. John W. Souter was educated in the common schools and at Chittenango. He engaged in the produce business at Clockville in 1886, and in 1892 came to Canastota, where at the present time he is one of the largest shippers in New York State of hay, grain, potatoes, apples, onions and other produce. In 1885 Mr. Souter married Martha, daughter of E. A. Bridge, and they have one daughter, Myrtle. Mr. Souter is one of the progressive business men of Madison county, served as trustee of the village two terms, and merits and receives the respect of the community.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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