A Family History Newsletter

Volume 3, Number 1

1st Quarter 2004


Old Tullis Photos

Many thanks to Sharon Bryant for sharing this photo of Thomas Jefferson Tullis (1850-1928) and his wife Sarah Maria Metzinger (1848-1905). Thomas was caretaker at the Lutheran church in Hartington, Nebraska. Sharon is a descendant of Sarahís sister, Mary Jane.

Descendants of Thomas J. Tullis and Sarah M. Metzinger

1 Tullis, Thomas Jefferson b: July 30, 1850 in Ohio d: July 09, 
  1928 in Hartington, Cedar Co, Nebraska
.. +Metzinger, Sarah Maria b: August 04, 1848 in Iowa City, Johnson Co, 
    Iowa m: January 01, 1870 in Iowa City, Johnson Co, Iowa d: December 
    27, 1905 in Hartington, Cedar Co, Nebraska Burial: Hartington City 
    Cemetery, Cedar Co, Nebraska
... 2 Tullis, Estelle "Stella" b: November 27, 1870 in Iowa d: June 23, 
    1937 in Holly Springs, Iowa Burial: Willow Twp Cemetery, Holly 
    Springs, Iowa
....... +Metcalf, Estus Brevet b: 1868 in Minnesota m: 1888 d: 1940 
         in Holly Springs, Iowa Burial: Willow Twp Cemetery, Holly Springs, Iowa
... 2 Tullis, Minnie Belle b: October 21, 1872 in Iowa d: July 1964 in Nebraska
....... +Hall, John b: September 1867 in Iowa m: 1891
... 2 Tullis, Burton Albert b: July 30, 1874 in Woodbury Co, Iowa d: June 04, 
      1966 in Sparks, Washoe Co, NV
....... +Unknown, Sadie O. b: January 1879 in Iowa
........ 3 Tullis, Bertha Leone b: May 1899 in Iowa
... 2 Tullis, Linda Evalena b: July 16, 1884 in Iowa d: Bef. May 1886 in Iowa
... 2 Tullis, Ida Mertle b: July 16, 1884 in Iowa d: Bef. May 1886 in Iowa
... 2 Tullis, Della "Dolly" b: May 07, 1886 in Hornick, Woodbury Co, Iowa 
      d: July 24, 1982 in Superior, Douglas Co, Wisconsin
....... +Farmer, Charles Lester b: July 05, 1875 m: September 12, 1906 in 
         Ashland, Cass Co, Nebraska d: May 27, 1941
........ 3 Farmer, Amy b: Abt. 1908
........ 3 Farmer, Thomas b: Abt. 1910
*2nd Wife of Tullis, Thomas Jefferson:
.. +Unknown, Caroline P. b: Abt. 1862 in Germany m: Bet. 1905 - 1910

Many thanks to Debra McCarthy for sharing this photo taken about 1910 in front of a second-hand store in Chariton or Leon, Decatur Co, Iowa. The individuals pictured are as follows: Back row left to right: Murriel Atha Shorts, Jennie Parsons Atha, Molly Parsons Tullis, Oliver Eldervirt "Bert" Tullis (the owner of the store); Middle row left to right: Bertie B. Tullis, Frank Atha; Front row left to right: Margaret Sage, Atha Sage, Frederick D. Tullis. Debra also provided a chart from an old album (below) showing how these people were related.

Editorís Notes: Oliver E. "Bert" Tullis (1864-1943) was a son of John Summerset Tullis (1832-1911) and Elizabeth A. Walker (1837-1884). He married Mary A. Parsons (1862-1936) about March 1889. Their son Bertie B. was born Aug. 1, 1898; he died at the age of 17 on March 1, 1916. Frederick D. Tullis was born on March 31, 1905, and died Oct. 5, 1975 (in Martin Co, MN). He married Augusta E. Ward (1904-1974) on Nov. 1, 1923. They had children Clara Adeline (1924-1925) and Frederick.


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