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. SANDERSON DIES AFTER
DRENCHING IN HAIL STORM
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
Chetopa Advance, Chetopa, KS, May 18, 1920.
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.