biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Robert J. Soults, an intelligent and enterprising young farmer of Pleasant Grove Township, was born in Mahaska County, Feb. 14, 1863, being the son of Joseph and Anna (Bell) Soults, both natives of Ireland. (See their biography elsewhere in this volume.) Our subject was reared to habits of industry, and carefully fitted for the duties and responsibilities of life. After reaching manhood he was married, Feb. 20, 1880, to Miss Rena E., a daughter of John Darland. By this marriage there has been one child, Maud D., born Jan. 25, 1884. Mr. Soults is the owner of 228 acres of good land in an excellent state of cultivation, and with the best class of improvements. He has already an excellent start in life, and displays an ability in the management of his business affairs much beyond his years and experience. It is perfectly safe to prophesy that if no serious misfortune should occur to him, he will in the near future take a leading position among the prominent agriculturists of the county. He possesses intelligence and ability of a high order, and these, coupled with his energy, activity and prudence, will undoubtedly insure his success. His genial disposition has gained for him a host of friends, who esteem him for his many excellent qualities of head and heart. He has a pleasant home and an amiable companion, and friends and acquaintances are always sure of a hospitable welcome in the dwelling, which in all its appointments indicates refined tastes and ample means.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy