A Family History Newsletter

Volume 2, Number 1

1st Quarter 2003

Bartlett, Kansas, 1909: West side of Main St. looking south. Photo by Kittie Pever.

Obituary. - James H. Tullis was born in Wayne County, Indiana, Dec. 28, 1838. He was united in marriage to Lavina D. Meredith, Sept. 10, 1865. They came to Labette County, Kansas in 1868 where they have since resided and where Mr. Tullis’ death occurred Aug. 31, 1914 his age being 76 years, 8 months and 3 days. He is survived by Mrs. Tullis and seven children as follows: Fernando S. Tullis of Bartlett, John M. Tullis, Carthage, Mo., Mrs. Emma Sanderson, Bartlett, Mrs. Edna B. Crane, Bartlett, Leroy Tullis, Russell Creek, Okla., Robert Bruce Tullis, Bartlett, and Mrs. Blanche Graue, Bartlett. All the above and an only brother of the deceased, Arthur C. Tullis of Carthage, were present at his death bed. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Presbyterian church conducted by Rev. J. H. Summer and the interment was in Lake Creek Cemetery. There was a large attendance. Mr. Tullis was among Hackberry Township’s earliest settlers and foremost citizens. He has held many of the township offices and his public and private life were ever noteworthy. The relatives have the sympathy of all in this hour of sadness. A good man is gone. Peace to his ashes.

Among the out of town people here to attend the funeral of J. H. Tullis were Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Tullis of Chetopa, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Tullis and 2 youngest children and Arthur Tullis of Carthage, Mo., Mrs. Lauderback of Coffeyville, Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Byrd of Oswego, and Mr. and Mrs. John Meredith of Akron, Indiana. Mr. Meredith is a brother of Mrs. J. H. Tullis.

Chetopa Clipper, Chetopa, KS, Sept. 9, 1914.

Obituary - Mrs. J. H. Tullis - Lavina D. Meredith was born in Mahoning County, Ohio, June 15, 1845 and departed this life Sept. 16, 1914 aged 69 years, 3 months and 1 day, only 16 days after her husband, J.H. Tullis had passed away. She moved with her parents to Kosciusko County Indiana in March, 1850 and there grew to womanhood. She was united in marriage to J. H. Tullis, September 10, 1865 and from this union still survives the following children: Fernando, John, Leroy and Bruce Tullis and Mrs. Emma Sanderson, Mrs. Edna Crane and Mrs. Blanche Graue. There also survives two brothers and three half brothers John C. Meredith, Mahlon W. Meredith, and Willis Meredith of Akron, Ind., Harry Meredith of Claypool, Ind., and Harvey Meredith of Silver Lake, Indiana, 23 grandchildren all of whom mourn the loss of a kind mother and sister. She is also survived by many other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev. J.C. Morgan and J.H. Summer and interment was in Lake Creek Cemetery beside her husband.

Chetopa Clipper, Chetopa, KS, Sept. 21, 1914.


Mrs. Charles (Emma J.) Sanderson, who as told in The Advance last week was drenched with rain after the roof of her home had been destroyed by the recent hailstorm, died Tuesday of last week at the home of her brother, (Le)Roy Tullis, to which place she was taken after the storm. Mrs Sanderson was ill with typhoid fever at the time of the storm and was drenched with water and hail when the roof was beaten in. The funeral was held last Thursday from the Presbyterian Church in Bartlett, Rev. Darby officiating and burial being in Lake Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Sanderson is survived by her husband and four children, the oldest 12 and youngest 4 years old, of the home place, south of town, and four brothers, John and (Le)Roy Tullis of Timber Hill and F.S. and R.B. Tullis of Bartlett, and two sisters, Mrs. L.D. (Edna) Crane and Mrs. Blanche Graue of Bartlett. She was born on a farm near Bartlett, July 22, 1870.

Chetopa Advance, Chetopa, KS, May 18, 1920.

Leroy Tullis

BARTLETT - Leroy Tullis, 78, a lifetime resident of this vicinity, died at 6:25 a.m. Saturday at Oswego Hospital where he had been a patient for seven days.
He was born Oct. 6 1875, near Bartlett. On Dec 29, 1897, he was married to Bessie Nina Stebbins. She died Oct. 27, 1943.
Survivors include three sons, Arthur and Ralph, Bartlett, and James, R. 3. Oswego; a daughter, Mrs. Geneva Davidson, R. 2. Altamont.
Also surviving are three brothers, F.S. Tullis, Bartlett; R.B. and John M. Tullis, R. 3. Chetopa; two sisters; Mrs. Edna Crane and Mrs. Blanche Graue, Bartlett, and nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
A son and two daughters preceded him in death.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete but will be in charge of the Miller Funeral Home of Chetopa.

Parsons Sun, Parsons, KS, Dec. 21, 1953.

Names: R. B. (Robert Bruce) (Doc) Tullis, Charles, R. A., Verl Tullis, Mary E. Wiley, Harvey Tullis, Melvin Tullis, Mrs. Marie Luman, Mrs. Bessie Goldsmith, Mrs. Leta Cunningham, John Tullis, S. S. Tullis, Mrs. Edna Crain (Crane), Mrs. Blanche Graue, Marvin Tullis, LaRue Tullis
Oswego Independent, Oswego, KS, Nov. 22, 1956.

Names: Fernando Study Tullis, James H. Tullis, Inez Edna Hartman, Mabel Tullis, Hazel Tullis, Wilma Tullis, Mrs. Edna Drane, Mrs. Blanche Graue, John Tullis, Ernest Evelyn Tullis

Oswego Independent, Oswego, KS, Dec. 10, 1956.

Names: John Meredith Tullis, James Harvey and Levina (Lavina) Tullis, Rosa Pever, Homer P. Tullis, Joseph Harvey Tullis, Lloyd Raymond Tullis, Mrs. Florence Whitcomb, Mrs. Antje May Brady, Mrs. Edna Crane, Mrs. Blanche Graue
Parsons Sun, Parsons, KS, Feb. 16, 1963.

Names: Mrs. Edna B. Crane, James and Lavinia (Lavina) Meredith Tullis, George E. Lonnecker, Lewis D. Crane, Meredith W. "Tom" Lonnecker, Lewis D. Crane Jr., Mrs. Ernest M. Megginson, Mrs. Fred Spaulding, Miss Ruth Crane, Mrs. Blanche Graue

Parsons Sun, Parsons, KS, Jan. 17, 1968

Names: Mrs. Blanche Della Graue, James H. and Lavinia (Lavina) (Meredith) Tullis, Henry J. Graue, Betty Graue, Fred Graue, Mary Tullis, Mrs. Emma Sanderson, Mrs. Edna Crane, Fernando Tullis, John Tullis, Robert B. Tullis, LeRoy Tullis, Harry, Arthur, and Homer Tullis, Harvey Tullis, Charles Tullis, Lloyd Tullis, Randall Tullis, Ernest Tullis, R. A. Tullis
Oswego Independent-Observer, Oswego, KS, April 25, 1973.


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