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Thomas Pullen, 1856-1929


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/6/2009 at 22:26:13

Thomas Pullen, A Pioneer of Emmet County Passed Away

The community was shocked this morning when the news of the death of Thomas M. Pullen was told on the streets. Mr. Pullen had been in the Coleman Hospital for sometime past afflicted with heart trouble. For a time visitors were not allowed. Of late, some have had the privilege of visiting Mr. Pullen. It had been thought that he was improving at this time. He had a relapse yesterday and passed away at ten minutes to twelve last night.

Tom Pullen, as everyone in this city knew him, was beloved by all who knew him. Among the school children and boy scouts, the “Tom” was always held in the highest esteem.

Thomas M. Pullen was born near Sparta, Wis., on November 14, 1856. He lived there with his parents until about thirteen years of age and came with them to the Iowa wilderness and Emmet County in 1869. The family resided on a farm just southwest of this city. Later Mr. Pullen farmed there and in later years moved to this city.

He was united in marriage to Maria Gilbertson of this city in 1901. To this union there were four children born. One died in infancy. There are three remaining sons, Gilbert, Joseph and George. His wife passed away in 1913. Since her death Mr. Pullen has had but one ambition and that, to live until he reared his three boys. This he has accomplished to his satisfaction.

Mr. Pullen was a member of the Veterans of the Spanish American War and of the I.O.O.P. He was also assistant leader of the Boy Scouts when that organization was functioning in this city.

The funeral services will be held in the Presbyterian church at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, the Rev P.A. Davies officiating. The remains will be laid to rest in the family lot in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Source: The Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; May 22, 1929.


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