Tullis Trees


A Family History Newsletter

Volume 5, Number 2

2nd Half 2006


The Descendants of
Jasper S. Tullis (1824-1890)

Information and Photos Provided by Betty Tullis Lanzendorfer

Editor’s Note: Jasper Simeon Tullis was one of the children of William Brandiff Tullis (abt 1800 - 1863) and his wife Sarah Pope (abt 1805 - 1856). This article starts with the family of Jasper S. Tullis, then moves to the family of his son Lawrence E.G. Tullis, and then the family of Lawrence’s son, Jasper G. Tullis.


Descendants of Jasper Simeon Tullis

1 Jasper Simeon Tullis b: 31 Aug 1824 in Darke Co, OH d: 25 Jul 1890 in Ness City, Kansas
.. +Harriet Eliza Willey b: 12 Mar 1827 in OH m: 27 Aug 1848 in Mercer Co, OH d: 30 Jun 1893 in Ness City, Kansas
... 2 James Warren Tullis b: 26 Apr 1849 d: 08 Apr 1850
... 2 William Brandiff Tullis b: 14 Dec 1850 d: 20 Dec 1856
... 2 Milton Monroe Tullis b: 19 Nov 1852 in OH d: 17 Mar 1919
....... +Rachel E. Unknown b: Abt. 1858 in OH d: Unknown
........ 3 Homer Heath Tullis b: 12 Apr 1876 in Kansas d: Bef. 1930
............ +Lena Floy b: Aug 1875 in Ohio m: Abt. 1895 d: Aft. 1930
............. 4 Lola M. Tullis b: Oct 1898 in Oklahoma d: Unknown
............. 4 Golda G. Tullis b: Jan 1900 in Oklahoma d: Unknown
............. 4 Raymond Tullis b: Abt. 1903 in Oklahoma d: Unknown
............. 4 Leo H. Tullis b: Abt. 1907 in Oklahoma d: Unknown
............. 4 Clifford Holland Tullis b: 22 Nov 1913 in Oklahoma d: 08 Dec 1999 in Jet, Alfalfa Co, Oklahoma
................. +Edna Grace Cooper b: 21 Jul 1920 m: 16 Mar 1936 in Wichita, Kansas d: 02 Apr 2004 in Milpitas, CA Burial: Cherokee Municipal Cemetery, Cherokee, Oklahoma
.................. 5 Beatrice Yvonne Tullis b: Private
...................... +Unknown Keuter b: Private m: Private
.................. 5 Patricia Pauline Tullis b: Private
...................... +Unknown Spencer b: Private m: Private
.................. 5 Charles E. Tullis b: Private
.................. 5 Roger D. Tullis b: Private
.................. 5 John F. Tullis b: Private
.................. 5 Audrey Elaine Tullis b: Private
............. 4 Opal L. Tullis b: Private
........ 3 Minnie M. Tullis b: May 1881 in Kansas d: Unknown
........ 3 William Watson Tullis b: 11 Feb 1883 in Kansas d: 06 Oct 1938 in Fort Supply, Woodward, Oklahoma Burial: Keith Cemetery, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma
............ +Eula Dean Reager b: 23 Jun 1888 in Shelby, Missouri d: 23 Oct 1956 in Hardtner, Barber, Kansas Burial: Keith Cemetery, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma
............. 4 Roy Lytle Tullis b: 30 Oct 1907 in OK d: 10 Aug 1961 in Cherokee, Alfalfa Co, Oklahoma Burial: Cherokee Cemetery, Cherokee, Alfalfa, Oklahoma
................. +Gwendolyn? Gass? b: Private m: Private
............. 4 Myrtle Lucille Tullis b: 12 Mar 1910 in OK d: Apr 1993 in Cherokee, Alfalfa Co, Oklahoma
............. 4 Vernon Gertrude Tullis b: 19 Jul 1914 in OK d: 30 Nov 1991 in Woods, OK
............. 4 Wilford Webster Tullis b: Private
............. 4 Donald Milton Tullis b: 07 Dec 1918 in OK d: 22 Jan 1991 Burial: Keith Cemetery, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma
............. 4 Cleon Eldon Tullis b: 25 Jul 1920 in Kansas d: 14 Nov 1944 in Killed in action in World War II Burial: Keith Cemetery, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma
............. 4 Eula Mae Tullis b: 13 Sep 1925 d: 25 May 1930 in Alfalfa, Oklahoma
............. 4 Dora L. Tullis b: Private
........ 3 Oscar K. Tullis b: Mar 1887 in Kansas d: Unknown
........ 3 Carrie D. Tullis b: Sep 1895 in Oklahoma d: Unknown
... 2 Elijah Newton Tullis b: 07 Nov 1855 in OH d: Bef. 1920 in Probably Ness Co, Kansas
....... +Eliza Jane Unknown b: Apr 1858 in Indiana d: Bet. 1920 - 1930 in Probably Ness Co, Kansas
........ 3 Barbara E. Tullis b: Jun 1882 in Ohio d: Unknown
........ 3 Charles Curtis Tullis b: 16 Sep 1884 in Ohio d: Unknown
........ 3 Lola Fay Tullis b: Oct 1893 in Kansas d: Unknown
... 2 Harriet Eliza Tullis b: 12 Mar 1857 d: 30 Jun 1893
... 2 Charles Watson Tullis b: 13 Apr 1858 in OH d: Unknown
....... +Mary Jane Unknown b: Abt. 1861 in OH or TX m: Bef. 1894 d: Unknown
........ 3 Anna E. Tullis b: Abt. 1894 in Texas d: Unknown
........ 3 Curtis C. Tullis b: 22 Sep 1896 in Texas d: 01 Dec 1965 in San Bernardino, CA
............ +Ruby Ruth Unknown b: 03 Jun 1893 in Oklahoma d: 15 Jul 1992 in Kenai, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
............. 4 Anabelle J. Tullis b: Private
... 2 Sarah Florence Tullis b: 26 Jan 1863 d: 14 Jun 1863
... 2 Lawrence Ellsworth Grant Tullis b: 17 Apr 1864 in Celina, Mercer Co, Ohio d: 09 Sep 1946 in Ellinwood, Kansas Burial: Ellinwood Cemetery, Barton Co, Kansas, lot 12, block 16
....... +Mary America Hubbard b: 08 Oct 1863 in Illinois d: 09 Sep 1953 in Hutchinson, Kansas Burial: Ellinwood Cemetery, Barton Co, Kansas
........ 3 Bess Chloe Tullis b: 30 Aug 1888 in Ness City, Kansas d: 31 Jan 1957 in Great Bend, KS
............ +John B. Rediger d: Unknown
........ 3 Jasper Garrett "Jack" Tullis b: 08 Mar 1890 in Ness City, Kansas d: 04 Oct 1964 in Avon, Lorain Co, OH, but resided Westlake, Cuyahoga Co, OH Burial: Sunset Memorial Cemetery, North Olmsted, OH (Sec. 19, Lot 5)
............ +Emily Minerva b: Abt. 1885 in Pennsylvania m: Abt. 1921 d: Unknown
........ *2nd Wife of Jasper Garrett "Jack" Tullis:
............ +Elida Mae Dale b: 07 May 1896 in Dodge City, Kansas m: 21 Aug 1932 in South Bend, Indiana d: 23 Nov 1964 in Detroit, Michigan
............. 4 Betty Lou Tullis b: Private
................. +Glenn Emerson Lanzendorfer b: Private m: Private
........ 3 Charles Monroe Tullis b: 06 Nov 1892 in Kansas d: Unknown
............ +Anna E. Unknown b: Abt. 1894 in Texas d: Unknown
............. 4 Robertha M. Tullis b: Private
........ 3 Frank Nelson Tullis b: 21 Jun 1893 in Ness City, Kansas d: 08 Mar 1959 in Great Bend, Kansas
............ +Berry Beatrice Waddle b: 1890 in Missouri m: Bef. 1915 d: 1971
............. 4 Lillian Ruth Tullis b: Private
................. +C. V. Schnurr b: Private m: Private
............. 4 Harold Franklin Tullis b: 28 Dec 1915 in Kansas d: 09 Oct 1930 in Ellinwood, Barton Co, Kansas
............. 4 June Magdalene Tullis b: Private
................. +Unknown Fosdick b: Private m: Private
............. 4 Dorothy Joy Tullis b: Private
................. +Marvin Meyers b: Private m: Private
........ 3 Ralph Roy Tullis b: 12 Jun 1895 in Kansas d: Unknown
............ +Myrtle Maples b: 18 Jul 1894 in Missouri d: Jul 1976 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, Oklahoma
............. 4 Eloisa Tullis b: Private
... 2 Thomas Oscar Tullis b: 26 Jun 1866 d: 30 Nov 1866
... 2 Norris Willey Tullis b: 22 Nov 1867 d: 07 Jul 1869
... 2 Lillie May Tullis b: Abt. 11 Aug 1870 d: Unknown
....... +Fred Nellson d: Unknown
... 2 Orlando Orange Tullis b: 20 Apr 1874 d: 20 Apr 1874


Note: Many of the basic facts about the family of Jasper S. Tullis and Harriet Willey come from the following two very old handwritten sheets. These notes were probably recorded by Jasper G. Tullis.


1860 Census Record for Jasper S. Tullis Family

Dublin Twp, Mercer Co, Ohio, sheet 311. Note that “Phebe J. Tullis”, age 22, is Jasper’s sister. The family of their parents appears earlier on this same census page.

1870 Census Record for Jasper S. Tullis Family

Town of Shanes Crossing, Dublin Twp, Mercer Co, Ohio, sheet 68.


Obituaries: Jasper S. Tullis

The following obituary was printed in The Ness County News, a weekly newspaper published in Ness County, Kansas, on Saturday, August 2, 1890, Page 5, Column 5:

MUSTERED OUT

On Friday evening, July 25, 1890, Jasper S. Tullis, aged 66 years, from the effects of a tumor caused by a bruise received at the battle of Nashville. Mr. Tullis was born in Darke County, Ohio, on the 31 of August, 1824. In the spring of 1864 he enlisted in Company D 51st Ohio Infantry. At the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee, his company was charging the enemy and was compelled to clamber over a mass of trees, which had been felled across its path. He and four or five of his companions were on a tree limb when it broke and he, with the other fellows on top of him, struck on the slivered stump of a branch. The wound was very painful, but with true soldierly courage he attended to his duties, refusing medical attention. After a while a lump about the size of a hen egg appeared over the wound, and continued to grow until it finally caused his death.

After the war he came to Kansas, but soon returned to his native state. In 1875 he located in Ness County (Kansas), where he resided up to the time of his death, enjoying the confidence and esteem of all who knew him. He was a member in good standing of the Sherman Post No. 30 GAR and his surviving comrades marched with muffled drum and colors draped to his late residence, where they formed a double column inward face while the pallbearers removed the coffin to the hearse. The comrades and a large following of friends accompanied the remains to Fairview Cemetery, where the Grand Army ritual was observed, floral tributes offered and the body was lowered into the grave, taps were sounded by the Post Bugler.

His funeral sermon was preached Sunday morning by Rev. Robinson.

Note: According to his discharge papers from the Civil War, dated June 20, 1865, in Nashville Tennessee, he was 5 ft 6 inches tall, dark complexion, dark hair, and blue eyes.

The following brief article appeared in The Walnut Valley Sentinel, published in Ness City, Kansas, August 1, 1890 Pg 3, Column 4:

J. S. Tullis passed away last Friday, July 25, aged 67 years. He was born in Darke county, Ohio in 1823. He came to Kansas fifteen years ago with his family and returned to Ohio and lived four years, since which time he came to Ness county where he has lived ever since.

He was a member of the M E. church at this time and a good citizen.

Mr. Tullis leaves to mourn his loss a devoted wife and children and a host of friends.

The funeral was preached July 27, by Rev. Robinson at the M E. Church.


Obituary: Mrs. Jasper S. Tullis

The following obituary appeared in a weekly newspaper published in Ness City, Ness County, Kansas, on Saturday, July 1, 1893, page 5, column 3:

Died- Wednesday night, June 28, 1893, at the residence of her son, Mrs. Jasper S. Tullis, aged about 66 years. Mrs. Tullis resided in this city for the past six or seven years, having come here with her husband, who preceded her to the other shore three years. She leaves three sons in this city and one daughter at Pueblo, Colorado, together with their families, to mourn her loss. The funeral took place from the Methodist church Thursday afternoon.


Census Records for Lawrence E.G. Tullis Family

1900 census: Lakin Twp, Barton Co, Kansas, E.D. 25, sheet 4B. Lawrence’s occupation is listed as “Carpenter”.

1910 census: Lakin Twp, Barton Co, Kansas, E.D. 23, sheet 1A. Lawrence’s occupation is listed as “Carpenter”, as are his sons Jasper G. and Charles Monroe.


Photos: Lawrence & Mary Tullis and Family

Photo: Lawrence E. G. Tullis

Lawrence Ellsworth Grant Tullis, wearing vestments associated with the International Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.), of which he was an active member. (Full-size image)

Photo: Lawrence E. G. Tullis

Lawrence Ellsworth Grant Tullis. This photo has a photographer’s imprint indicating that it was taken by John Christoph, Ellinwood, Kansas. (Full-size image)

Photo: Laurence and Mary Tullis

Lawrence E.G. Tullis and his wife, Mary America Hubbard. This photo was taken about 1892. (Full-size image)

Photo: Lawrence, Mary, Bess, and Jasper "Jack" Tullis, about 1892

Lawrence and Mary with their two oldest children, Bess (b. Aug 1888) and Jasper G. “Jack” (b. Mar 1890). Photo probably taken in early 1892, presumably before Charles Monroe was born in Nov 1892. (Full-size image)

Tullis Family: Betty Lou, Mae Robinson, Lawrence, and Mary

Tullis Family: L-R standing: Child is Betty Lou Tullis (daughter of Jasper G. Tullis), her mother, Mae (Dale) Robinson Tullis, Lawrence E. G. Tullis. Seated is Lawrence’s wife, Mary (Hubbard) Tullis. Photo taken about 1942. (Full-size image)


Obituary, Lawrence E. G. Tullis

Obituary: Lawrence G. Tullis


Graves: Lawrence & Mary Tullis

Graves of Lawrence G. Tullis and his wife, Mary America (Hubbard) Tullis in the Ellinwood Cemetery, Ellinwood, Barton Co, Kansas. (Full-size image)


Jasper Garrett Tullis, during World War I

Jasper Garrett “Jack” Tullis (1890-1964), son of Lawrence E.G. Tullis and Mary America Hubbard, during World War I. (Full-size image)

Jasper Garrett "Jack" Tullis

Jasper Garrett “Jack” Tullis (1890-1964) (Full-size image)


Obituary, Jasper Garrett (Jack) Tullis


U.S. Patent granted to Jasper G. Tullis in 1930

As mentioned in his obituary above, Jasper G. Tullis was the inventor of the Cleveland Form Grader, a device for laying pavement. He was granted a number of U.S. Patents from 1930 to 1939, including the one shown above.


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