James Richard Hull, the son of Elias and Maria J. Hull was born on August 29, 1863 in Salt Creek township. He departed this life April 15th, 1934 at the age of 71 years, seven months and 17 days. On August 18, 1886 he was united in marriage to Phoebe A. Hill. To this union were born the following children, Mrs. Grace G. Arnold, Mrs. Marie Smith, and Mrs. Helen Ford, all of Mason City; Mrs. Frances Arnold, Petersburg, and Roy E. Hull of Palmyra, Ill. Besides these he leaves to mourn his loss his wife and the following brothers, Thomas F., of Long Beach, Calif.; Chas. L., Fred B., Alonzo F., all of Mason City, and a number of nieces, nephews and grandchildren, and a host of friends.
Mr. Hull has been a member of the Church of Christ over 50 years during which time he held the office of County Superintendent of Sunday Schools several years, and has been an Elder in the church over 35 years. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and learned to love him as a friend and brother. For many years he was one of the energetic farmers of Salt Creek township. About 15 years ago he moved to Mason City, locating on a pleasant acre plot at the east end of Kim street. Here he and Mrs. Hull have resided since that time.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, April 17, 1934 at 2:30 o'clock p.m., conducted by Rev. L.P. Nebelung. The pallbearers were Messrs. W. P. Allison, T.D. Taylor, John Lager, Frank Risinger, Wm. Lowe, and H. L. LeSourd. Those who carried the floral offerings were Mrs. Mildred Martinie, Mildred Elmore, Margaret Elmore, Marjorie Huffman, Mrs. L.P. Nebelung and Mrs. J. P. Ridner sang the following "And He Walks with Me"; "City Four-Square", "Nearer My God to Thee", Mrs. Alfred LeSourd was the accompanist.
Interment was made in the Mason City cemetery.
Out of town relatives who attended were Mr. and Mrs. Leon Ranolds, Providence, Rhode Island; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lloyd, Davenport, Iowa (Mr. Lloyd was an uncle of the deceased); Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hull and family, Palmyra, Ill; Mr. and Mrs. Otis Arnold and daughter, Petersburg, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Smith and sons, of Mackinaw, Ill.; Charles Evers and daughter of Pekin, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Van Laningham of Greenview, Ill.
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks to our many neighbors and friends who so kindly and lovingly assisted us in the illness and death of our beloved Husband and Father.
Mrs. J. R. Hull
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Arnold
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hull
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ford
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Arnold
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