A Family History Newsletter

Volume 3, Number 3

3rd Quarter 2004


Mystery Photo: Cleo Tullis

Editor’s Note: I always watch for items with a Tullis connection on the eBay online auction site. Recently I purchased a photo of a “Cleo Tullis” on eBay in hopes of figuring out who she was and re-uniting the photo with descendants or close relatives. So far I have not had any success in determining who she was. According to the information on the eBay listing, this photo was found in Watonga, Oklahoma. The store owner said that it was one of a number of items from the “Daugherty Estate” in Canton, OK. The family was originally from Kansas, moving to Oklahoma to run a hotel in the area. A Family Bible that was among the estate items listed surnames of Wyant, Wiekert, Stage, Harpe, and Wertz. The photo is a cabinet card, measuring 4 1/4” by 6 1/2”, and has rounded corners, which means the photo is probably from 1870-1900, and most likely taken in the 1880’s or 90’s. If anyone has any ideas about the identity of Cleo (could have been short for Cleopatra?), please contact me (TomTullis@aol.com).

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