A Family History Newsletter

Volume 4, Number 3

3rd Quarter 2005

Arthur Louis Tullis Family Obituaries


Former Auditor, Business Man, and Deputy Sheriff In Madison County.

A pioneer of Madison county and for many years a prominent resident of this community, A. L. Tullis of Des Moines died Sunday, October 14, at Dunlap, Missouri. Death came at the home of his niece, Mrs. Walter Addison, with whom he has spent much of his time during the past two years. He had been critically ill for several months. He was 85 years old.

A. L. Tullis was born at West Point, Indiana, on December 4, 1849. At the age of 8, in 1858, he moved with his parents to Iowa, settling in Madison county, where he grew to manhood. He engaged in business here for many years, and also served as deputy sheriff during the terms of his father, Sheriff J. S. Tullis, and of Sheriff Ludlow. Later he was elected auditor of Madison county.

In 1894, Mr. Tullis moved to Des Moines, where he lived for more than 40 years, establishing himself as a prominent citizen of that city. Among his distinctions was a charter membership in the Winterset chapter of the Odd Fellows lodge, of which he was a member for 62 years.

The body was brought to Winterset, Tuesday, for burial. The funeral was conducted Wednesday from the Ramsey-Richards funeral home, in charge of the Rev. C. W. Cannom of Johnston's Federated church of Des Moines.

Arthur L. Tullis died on October 15, 1934.

HUSTON- In Stockton. August 6, 1947. Edith P. Huston, wife of the late Archie W. Huston; mother of Clifford A. Freemyer of Las Vegas, Nev., and Sam Joy Johnson of Carp. Nev.; grandmother of Clifford A. Freyemyer Jr., L. A. and Jackie, Jerry, Sarah and Lee Johnston of Carp. Nev.; a native of Iowa, aged 68 years, 5 months, 29 days,

Friends are invited to attend funeral services Friday, August 8, 1947, at 1:30 p. m., in the chapel of B. C. Wallace & Son, 520 North Sutter Street. Remains to be shipped Saturday morning to Caliente, Nev.

Edith Pearl (Tullis) Huston died on August 6, 1947, and was buried in Caliente, Nevada.

Sigourney.- Mrs. Edward Seaba, 63, died at 10 p. m. Monday at her home six miles southeast of Sigourney after a long illness. She was born at Winterset, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Tullis. In 1894 she was married to Mr. Seaba and they located on a farm in Plank township Keokuk county.

She is survived by her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Oliver Utterback of Ottumwa, Mrs. Leonard Smithhart and Mrs. Casper Klett of Sigourney and Avis at home; two sons, Ansel and Glen at home, and one sister.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at home with the Rev. J. B. Pritchard in charge.

Bessie Eva (Tullis) Seaba died on July 21, 1941, and was buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Sigourney, Keokuk Co, Iowa.

Gravestone, Winterset Cemetery, Madison Co, Iowa. Photo provided by Toni Elliott.

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