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Levi Adolphus “Dolf” Tull

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Levi Adolphus “Dolf” Tull

Birth
Maryland, USA
Death
16 Apr 1953 (aged 83)
Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland, USA
Burial
Pocomoke City, Worcester County, Maryland, USA Add to Map
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Levi Adolphus was born on August 22, 1869; he was the son of Parker William Tull and Hannah Marshall.

"Dolph", as he was affectionately called all of his life, moved to a town called Stockton, somewhere in Maryland. Here he met and married Drucilla Hattie Spencer. They became the proud parents of 13 children: Dewey, Mattie, Mardellia, John, Charles, Mary, Levina, Ira, Hannah, Levi, Alonzo, Grace Edith, and Grace Eunice Bernice.

September 7, 1917 was a tragic day in the life of the family for it was that day that "Mom" died at the tender age of 38 years. The youngest child, Bernice, was only six months old "Pop", as he was known to his children and grandchildren, never remarried; and with the help of the older children, raised the younger ones.

Dolph, without professing Christianity, became a trustee of the St. Marks Methodist Church in Stockton. It was said of him by the minister there, that he symbolized true Christian character more so than many of those who had professed so. Later, after moving the family to Pocomoke, he joined the Mt. Zion Methodist Church under the pastorate of the late Rev. R. C. Hughes.

Dolph, who was a farmer by trade, was a very versatile person who skillfully and almost effortlessly excelled in a number of other trades. He was a businessman, landowner, veterinarian butcher, and shoemaker. Many were the times when men who had been trained in these professions would come to "see Dolph for advice."

Pop was more than a father, grandfather, and uncle; he was a friend. He was never too busy to sit and chat, to give advice when asked, or to lend comfort when needed. He was also a good neighbor, lending tools or other gardening equipment when needed, or giving a neighbor seeds in order that someone else, too, might have a good harvest. In the fall when hogs and beef were dressed, he would share the meat with neighbors or others in the community who might be in need.

In April 1953 at the age of 83 years Levi Adolpheus Tull closed his eyes in eternal rest in Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury, MD.

"He was not sick," said his doctor, "he was just tired.". On the day of his service of triumph, church bells all over the city pealed to celebrate his home going. A special police escort was dispatched to lead his funeral procession, the first time anything like this had been done in this city.
Levi Adolphus was born on August 22, 1869; he was the son of Parker William Tull and Hannah Marshall.

"Dolph", as he was affectionately called all of his life, moved to a town called Stockton, somewhere in Maryland. Here he met and married Drucilla Hattie Spencer. They became the proud parents of 13 children: Dewey, Mattie, Mardellia, John, Charles, Mary, Levina, Ira, Hannah, Levi, Alonzo, Grace Edith, and Grace Eunice Bernice.

September 7, 1917 was a tragic day in the life of the family for it was that day that "Mom" died at the tender age of 38 years. The youngest child, Bernice, was only six months old "Pop", as he was known to his children and grandchildren, never remarried; and with the help of the older children, raised the younger ones.

Dolph, without professing Christianity, became a trustee of the St. Marks Methodist Church in Stockton. It was said of him by the minister there, that he symbolized true Christian character more so than many of those who had professed so. Later, after moving the family to Pocomoke, he joined the Mt. Zion Methodist Church under the pastorate of the late Rev. R. C. Hughes.

Dolph, who was a farmer by trade, was a very versatile person who skillfully and almost effortlessly excelled in a number of other trades. He was a businessman, landowner, veterinarian butcher, and shoemaker. Many were the times when men who had been trained in these professions would come to "see Dolph for advice."

Pop was more than a father, grandfather, and uncle; he was a friend. He was never too busy to sit and chat, to give advice when asked, or to lend comfort when needed. He was also a good neighbor, lending tools or other gardening equipment when needed, or giving a neighbor seeds in order that someone else, too, might have a good harvest. In the fall when hogs and beef were dressed, he would share the meat with neighbors or others in the community who might be in need.

In April 1953 at the age of 83 years Levi Adolpheus Tull closed his eyes in eternal rest in Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury, MD.

"He was not sick," said his doctor, "he was just tired.". On the day of his service of triumph, church bells all over the city pealed to celebrate his home going. A special police escort was dispatched to lead his funeral procession, the first time anything like this had been done in this city.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/150399718/levi_adolphus-tull: accessed ), memorial page for Levi Adolphus “Dolf” Tull (22 Aug 1869–16 Apr 1953), Find a Grave Memorial ID 150399718, citing Mount Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Pocomoke City, Worcester County, Maryland, USA; Maintained by AELatham (contributor 48736918).