|Birth: ||May 16, 1850, USA|
|Death: ||Jun. 11, 1896|
Justice of the Peace, Martin Cooper (M.C.) Cullen was a respected member of Dallas society. He is the son of Judge Ezekiel Wimberly Cullen Sr. and Eliza Ann Cooper Cullen. Justice of the Peace Martin Cooper's Father Judge EW Cullen was arrested for real estate fraud and dishonored his family. M.C. Cullen married Minnie K Evans Cullen. His brothers were Ezekiel Wimberly Cullen Jr., Fred Cullen and Cicero Cullen. My Great Grandmother Amanda C. Cullen Stone was his sister.
Eulogistic Speeches Made by Attorneys.
Law Offices to Be Closed Saturday Afternoon.
Vice President T. T. Holloway presided over the meeting of the Dallas Bar association, which was held this morning in the Forty-fourth district court room for the purpose of adopting suitable resolutions on the death of the late M. C. Cullen, justice of the peace. After these resolutions had been adopted, eulogistic speeches were made by Col. R. B. Seay, J. C. Patton, Horace Williams and Col. J. P. C. Whitehead.
The following four members of the bar association were also appointed as committees of one to present the resolutions to the various courts: Lee Richardson, Forty-fourth district court; W. M. Holland, county court; Ed. T. Harrison, criminal district court, and Horace Williams, Fourteenth district court.
The resolutions, as drawn up by the committee, and which were adopted, were as follows:
"To the Hon. T. S. Holloway, Chairman, of the Bar Association of Dallas, Texas: We, your committee, appointed to draft suitable resolutions of respect to the memory of Martin C. Cullen, deceased, a member of this bar, beg leave to report as follows:
Mr. Cullen was born in Washington, D. C., on the 16th day of May, 1850, of prominent and wealthy parentage, was reared in luxury and highly educated. About the time he arrived at maturity, misfortune overtook the family and the young man, unused to work or hardship, was cast upon his own resources. He was never known to murmur or complain, but took up the harsh duties of life as if he were accustomed to them. About the year 1884, he read law and was admitted to the bar in Dallas. He has been connected with the bar from that time until his death. Modest and unassuming by nature, he, at no time, pressed himself to the front, but was never known to fail in the performance of any duty incumbent upon him. On the 23d day of January, 1889, he was married to Miss Minnie Evans of this city, who survives him. There were born to him, six little girls, four of whom survive him. The leading characteristic of our dead brother was his unselfish devotion and love to his little family, and his whole life was absorbed in looking after their interests. He was a Christian gentleman, a member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian church of this city, and was recognized as an unassuming, but devoted, member of his church. At the election four years ago, he was elected one of the justices of the peace of precinct No. 1 in this county, which office he held at the time of his death. It was while holding this office, that the characteristics of the man became known to the public. He became endeared to the bar because of his honesty and justice in all matters coming before him. There seemed absolutely no doubt in the minds of any, as to the perfect cleanliness and purity of his actions. His place will be hard to fill as a citizen, a member of the bar, and as an official. Much more could be said in favor of his character, but this will suffice.
"Be it therefore resolved. That in the death of our brother, Martin C. Cullen, this bar has lost one of its strongest, truest and most spright members and one whose career can well be taken as an example by our younger brethren.
"Second. Dallas county has lost one of her most honest, faithful and efficient officers.
"Third. The church has lost one of its most consistent and lovable members, and society has lost one of its most useful members.
"Fourth. But more than all, his bereaved wife and daughters have suffered inseparable loss in losing the devoted husband and father.
"Fifth. We tender his wife and children and all his relatives our deepest sympathy and ask that copies of these resolutions be furnished the family and also furnished The Times Herald and Dallas News for publication. Respectfully submitted.
"ROBT. B. SEAY,
"P. BARRY MILLER,
"ED S. LAUDERDALE,
After this matter had been disposed of, W. M. Holland offered the following self-explanatory resolution, which was also adopted, after some little discussion.
"Whereas. The wholesale houses, banks, real estate dealers and other lines of business in the city of Dallas, now generally observe the Saturday half-holiday during the summer months; and whereas, during the months of July and August, the courts are closed; therefore, be it
"Resolved. by the Dallas Bar association. That all members of the legal profession in the city of Dallas be requested to close their offices during the months of July and August on Saturdays at 1 o'clock.
"Be it further resolved that The Times Herald and Dallas News be requested to publish these resolutions"
- June 25, 1906, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 7, col. 3.
Ezekiel Wimberly Cullen (1806 - 1862)
Eliza Ann Cooper Cullen (1820 - 1882)
Minnie K. Evans Cullen (1863 - 1915)
Sadie Cullen (1891 - 1902)*
Amanda Caroline Cullen Yates (1839 - 1921)**
Fred Cullen (1846 - 1917)*
Martin Cooper Cullen (1850 - 1896)
Elizabeth Cullen Minter (1854 - 1914)*
Alice Cooper Cullen Hacher (1856 - 1900)*
Plot: Block 4
Created by: Sherri G.
Record added: Aug 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95778659