Hannah Soule

Female21 September 1818–

Brief Life History of Hannah

When Hannah Soule was born on 21 September 1818, in Palermo, Waldo, Maine, United States, her father, Joseph Soule, was 31 and her mother, Hannah Nason, was 33.

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Joseph Soule
Hannah Nason
John Nason Soule
Amasa Soule
Hannah Soule
Susan Soule
William Soule
Mercy Soule
Elizabeth Soule
Joseph L. Soule
Anthony N. Soule

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  • Hannah Soule in household of Joseph Soule, "United States Census, 1850"

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Siblings (9)

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


Age 9

Historical Boundaries: 1827: Waldo, Maine, United States

1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 33

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."

Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): of Norman origin, a variant of Soul .

French (Soulé): topographic name for someone who lived in a house exposed to sun, a variant of Soulier 2; or a habitational name from Soulé, the name of several places in the southwestern part of France.

History: George Soule (1600–80), one of the passengers on the Mayflower in 1620, was one of the founders of Duxbury, MA, where he became comparatively wealthy. He left eight children.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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