Tintype Etching, George Bergner, Legislative Journal, 1858.
Judge Henry Souther (R18) Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, Tioga Counties 1856-1858
Judge Henry Southern, born March 5, 1826, Charlestown (now part of Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts; son of Joseph and Hepsie Armisted Souther; Charlestown public school education; Walpole (New Hampshire) Academy; Fryeburg, Maine Academy, 1836-1840; Charlestown, Boston, private schools, 1840-1842; moved, Ridgway, Elk County, 1842; married, Letitia Patterson, 1850 son, John K. Souther; studied law; attorney; Elected, Elk County Treasurer, 1847-1849; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1856-1858; delegate, Pennsylvania, Republican National Convention, Chicago, 1860: appointment, Commonwealth Surveyor General, 1861; delegate, Pennsylvania, Republican National Convention, Chicago, 1868; appointed, Governor Geary, county judge, Schuylkill County, 1871-1872; moved, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1872-1890; retired, Everett Massachusetts; died, April 4, 1891 (aged 65), dropped dead on the street, Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts; Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Elected, Elk County Treasurer, 1847-1849.
elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 18th district, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, Tioga Counties 1856-1858.
Delegate, Pennsylvania, Republican National Convention, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 1860.
Appointment, Commonwealth Surveyor General, Governor Andrew Gregg Curtin Curtin, 1861.
Delegate, Pennsylvania, Republican National Convention, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 1868.
Appointed, Governor John White Geary, county judge, Schuylkill County, 1871-1872.
As on thy task-field closed the day
In Golden skiled decline
His angel met thee on the way
and lent his arm to mine
My Beloved Husband
March 5, 1826 - April 4, 1891
September 6, 1830 - June 8, 1897
History of Erie County, volume I (Chicago: Warner, Beers and Company, 1884), page 954.
Obituary Boston Evening Transcript (Boston, Massachusetts) April 6, 1891, page 5, c. 3.