Saturday, September 9, 2017

George W Tull


Photographer: Tull
Kirksville, MO

George W Tull
(5 May 1850 - 28 Feb 1934)

Research on G. W. Tull of Kirksville, MO, was somewhat hindered by a better-known Texan by the name of George Washington Tull, who fought in the civil war. Also it appears there was a G.W. Tull, an organist and a building contractor, both in Missouri.

John H. Morris operated Kirksville’s first photo studio from about 1862 to about 1882 when he sold out to his brother in law G. W. Tull. Tull took training as an osteopath about 1893 and never returned to photography.

1850
born in Hardin County, KY
1860
US census family in Walnut Creek, MO age 10
1862
J. H. Morris (G. W. Tull’s future father-in-law) begins photography business in Kirksville, MO
1870
US census as photographer living with sister Frances and her husband in Kirksville, MO. He is probably working at the Morris Studio

1878
La Plata (MO) Home Press item shows Tull is still working for Morris
1879-1880
It is about this time that Tull takes over the studio and begins operation as his own
1880
US census as photographer living with sister and husband in Kirksville, MO
1881 Sep 7
Marriage to Willa O. Robinson in Frederick, VA
1883 Nov 23
item in Kirksville (MO) Weekly Graphic about photo studio
1885 Mar 6
item in Kirksville (MO) Weekly Graphic about photo studio
1891 Dec 4
ad in Kirksville (MO) Weekly Graphic as photographer
1891 Dec 25
ad in Kirksville (MO) Weekly Graphic as photographer
1892 Aug 5
ad in Kirksville (MO) Weekly Graphic as photographer
1894 Jun 17
item in Kirksville (MO) Weekly Graphic as Osteopathic student

1896
Decatur (IL) item in Decatur, IL, Herald article describes osteopathy
1900
US census as osteopathic physician in Indianapolis
(Same year of birth, same wife name, same child name as the photographer)
1910
US census as osteopathic physician in Indianapolis
1920
US census as osteopathic physician in Indianapolis
1930
US census as osteopathic physician in Indianapolis
1934 Feb 28
dies in Indianapolis IN, at age 83

This cabinet card must have been finished in that brief period when Tull actually ran a studio on his own, between 1890 and 1893.


La Plata Home Press - 5 Oct 1878

Kirksville Weekly Graphic - 9 Sep 1881

Kirksville Weekly Graphic - 23 Nov 1883

Kirksville Weekly Graphic - 7 Dec 1883

Kirksville Weekly Graphic - 6 Mar 1885


Kirksville Weekly Graphic - 6 Nov 1885

Kirksville Weekly Graphic - 4 Dec 1891

Kirksville Weekly Graphic - 1 Jul 1892

Kirksville Weekly Graphic - 12 Feb 1892

Kirksville Weekly Graphic - 17 Aug 1894

Decatur Herald Sun - 1 Mar 1896

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Here's the photographer's INDEX by name. Listed here are all the Cabinet Card photographers of the 19th century found in LOST GALLERY. This is a work in progress. For a look at the original postings go to LOST GALLERY.

2 comments:

  1. George Tull's wife was my great-great-grandfather's 1st cousin. I have their family record listed here:

    http://www.robertmackayclan.com/lines/steer/31072.html

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    1. Thanks for the link! Knowing a little more about who they were helps tell WHERE they were.

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