The death of Mr. Elias Hull of this city occurred Wednesday evening Sept. 27, 1911. He was sitting in his large rocking chair reading to his wife when Mrs. Hull noticed him stop reading and noticed that his head had dropped forward on his breast. Mrs. Hull tried to rouse her husband thinking that he had fallen asleep, then she summoned medical aid and the neighbors, but he did not regain consciousness and died peacefully in just a few minutes, from heart disease. Mr. Hull had always been a vigorous man and his sudden passing was a severe shock to the family and the entire community.
The deceased was born at Youngstown, Ohio, February 4, 1838. He came west when a boy and lived with his parents near Petersburg. In 1859 he was married to Miss Maria J. Lloyd of that city, who survives him. In 1860 they moved to Mason County settling on the farm in Salt Creek township which has since been known as the Hull homestead and is now occupied by one of the six sons, C.L. Hull. Eight Children were born to this union of which the six sons survive all living in this vicinity: J. R., H. A., T. S., C. L., F. R., and A. F., besides the bereaved widow there are two sisters left to mourn: Mrs. F. W. Shaw of Cleveland and Mrs. Thomas Harrison of Painesville, Ohio.
Elias Hull became a member of the Christian church in 1875. The high esteem in which he was held by his neighbors was shown by his being elected to several offices of trust in Salt Creek township. He served several years respectively as school treasurer, town clerk and commissioner.
Funeral services were held at the Mt. Pleasant church, Saturday, Sept. 30, 1911, at 1:30 p. m., conducted by Elder F. E. Welton and Elder J. M. Haughey. The six sons acted as pall bearers. Mr. P. A. Enlows and Mrs. Anna Deitrich furnished the music. Interment was made in the Big Grove Cemetery.
Note: Elias' wife was the daughter of William Lloyd or Loyd. William Lloyd is the son of Tarlton Lloyd one of the old Settlers in Menard County.
Transcribed By: Pam Ross