Emerson Hull

EMERSON HULL, deputy county clerk of Cherokee County, and the owner of a finely improved farm of 160 acres, situated a mile and a half south of Columbus, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, October 19, 1850, and is a son of Samuel and Maria (Watts) Hull.

In 1880 Samuel Hull and his family removed to Russell, Russell County, Kansas, where he purchased a farm and was engaged in its development until his death in 1894. His widow still survives and resides on the home farm. Emerson Hull's three brothers and four sisters have home of their own in different localities. Mrs. Elizabeth Weaver resides in Pennsylvania; Isaac is a farmer, of Russell County; Levi conducts a hotel at Excelsior Springs, Missouri; Martin Douglas is a merchant, of Kansas City, Missouri; Clara, wife of Lute Wilson, lives in Russell County; Mrs. Ida Overholser resides with her mother in Russell County; and Anna is the wife of Rev. E. Cannon, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, now residing at Lincoln, Kansas.

Mr. Hull lived in the State of Illinois for about eight years, becoming a resident of Will County, where, at the age of 21 years, he was married to Sarah Moyer, who was born in that county. He then came to Cherokee County, and resided on his farm until he accepted his present office, when he leased the farm and located in Columbus. Mr. and Mrs. Hull have one daughter, Maude, nine years old, who was born in Cherokee County.

Politically, Mr. Hull was reared a Democrat, but is now identified with the Populist party. He is one of the trustees of the Cherokee County High School, having first been appointed when the school was started. Later, he was elected trustee, and has served ever since with the greatest zeal and efficiency. He is a member of the New Light Christian Church, in which he is an ordained minister.

Mr. Hul is one of very successful farmers, and fruit growers of Salamanca township, and owns an ideal Kansas home. During the winters, he was formerly engaged in teaching. He and his family are well known and popular residents of this section.


History of Cherokee County Kansas and its representative citizens, ed. & comp. by Nathaniel Thompson Allison, 1904, transcribed by Carolyn Ward, instructor from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, 6-27-97


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