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William Tullis, Sr
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Birth: Dec. 10, 1841
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Sep. 30, 1911
Plymouth County
Iowa, USA

DEATH OF WM TULLIS: HAD LIVED IN IOWA FOR THE PAST THIRTY YEARS, WAS HONORED CITIZEN OF MERRILL: The Deceased Was a Veteran of the Civil War and a Member of Mower Post and Old Comrades from LeMars Attend the Funeral

For the fifth time inside of a year death entered the William Tullis home at Merrill last Saturday afternoon, September 30th, at one o'clock and claimed for its victim William Tullis, one of our most highly respected citizens.

For the past year Mr Tullis had been in poor health, but only a week ago he was compelled to remain in bed, typhoid-pneumonia taking a firm grip upon him. Owing to his previous sickness he had no strength with which to fight the disease that had now come and all that loving hands and hearts could do was done, but to no avail, and at one o'clock he quietly passed away.

Mr Tullis was born in 1842, and when he grew to manhood he enlisted in the Army and for several years fought in many a hard battle. After serving his time he left the Army and went to farming, in which he was most successful, and only a year ago he and his devoted wife had given up the hardships and toils of farm life and moved to town to enjoy a rest, but it was only for a short time.

For the last thirty years he has been a resident of Iowa. On April 18, 1867, he was united in marriage to Miss Rebecca Sumner and to this union seven children were born, two preceding Mr Tullis in death. He leaves to mourn his death a loving wife and four children, all of whom were here to attend the funeral.

The funeral services were held from the Merrill Methodist Episcopal church on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev HW Richards, the local pastor, having charge of the funeral. The members of the GAR had charge of the services at the cemetery. The casket was laden with beautiful flowers and the Stars and Stripes were wrapped around the casket. To show the high esteem in which he was held the church was filled to its utmost capacity and many were compelled to stand.

The pallbearers were all old soldiers. Mr Tullis was seventy years old. Interment was made in the Merrill cemetery. A large number of old soldiers and settlers from LeMars went down to pay their last respects to their honorable comrade and loyal citizen.
--LeMars Sentinel, 6 Oct 1911

Family links: 
  John Vinton Tullis (1811 - 1894)
  Rebecca Sumner Tullis (1846 - 1926)*
  John Tullis (1868 - 1910)*
  Claricy Abigail Tullis Frager (1869 - 1933)*
  Mary Jane Tullis Burrill (1872 - 1911)*
  Emma A. Tullis Eberhard Price (1874 - 1959)*
  William Tullis (1878 - 1954)*
  Frank Benjamin Tullis (1888 - 1969)*
  Mary Burdick Tullis Redmon (1840 - 1914)*
  William Tullis (1841 - 1911)
*Calculated relationship
Hillside Cemetery
Plymouth County
Iowa, USA
Created by: meet Virginia
Record added: Sep 05, 2009
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William Tullis, Sr
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William Tullis, Sr
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William Tullis, Sr
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Rest in Peace, Dear Cousin
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