(Marriage performed at home by Rev. O D/P THOMAS)
"I O P THOMAS, hereby certify, that on the erd day of Dec AD 1879, I
united in marriage Sam MULLENS and Annie HARR the parties above named.
Witness my hand, this 3rd day of Dec AD 1879. O P THOMAS, MG." (2)
Temple Business Man Passes Away Suddenly (4)
Funeral Services for Mr. MULLINS to be held at 4 o'Clock Today.
Cotton county citizens are paying tribute today to the memory of one of
Temple's most respected business men, Sam MULLINS, proprietor of MULLINS'
Electric Shop, who died of heart failure at 7 o'clock Tuesday evening
after a day's illness.
Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist church in Temple at 4
o'clock this afternoon (Thursday), in charge of the pastor, Rev. Chas. W
ANDERSON. the prospective pallbearers are Messrs. W. A. YEILDING, Frank
HENDERSON, Willis RODOLPH, Chas. A. HARRIS, Sterling PRICE and J. G.
BEASLEY. Mr. MULLINS formerly lived in Walters and Hastings and many
friends from those towns and other localities throughout the county are
expected to be here to attend the funeral. Interment will be in the
I.O.O.F cemetery near Walters.
Mr MULLINS served as police judge in Temple for several years during the
era of prosperiety. In his judicial capacity and in private life he
tried to be just and unbiased, his views at all times being tempered by
kindly understanding and tolerance. His quiet, jovial disposition
endeared him to all.
Mr. MULLINS was born in Troy, Alabama, December 9, 1859, and died at
Temple July 11, at the age of 73 years, 7 months and 2 days. He moved
from Alabama to Kaufman County, Texas, when 17 years of age. On.
December 3, 1879, he was married to Miss Anna HARR. With his family he
moved to Oklahoma in the early days and in 1921 entered business in
Temple. He was converted when a young man and joined the M.E. church,
remaining a faithful member.
The deceased is survived by his wife, one son, Claude MULLINS, Fort
Worth, Texas, and four daughters, Mrs. C. E. YOUNG of Walters, Mrs. M W
DANIELS of Hastings, Mrs. Earl D SALE of Van Nuys, Calif., and Mrs. Joe
CHITWOOD of Memphis, Texas; twenty-three grandchildren and nine great
Charles Edward MULLINS:
Lived in Temple, Oklahoma, since 1907.
"History of Cotton County"(7)
"Charles Edward MULLINS, born in 1883, married Mary Lou SUDDUTH who was
born in 1885, around 1900 at Wills Point, Texas, where they both were
Ed and Mary had seven children: Faye and Ann who were born in Texas
before coming to Hastings area, where Elsie (born in 1908), Ruth, Sam,
Eula Lea and Betty were born. The MULLINS farmed south of Hastings.
About 1920 Ed and Mary and their family moved to Temple. Ed and Ed YOUNG
were partners in a garage where Clingman's Station is today.
The MULLINS children attended school at Pecan Grove, Hastings, Walters
Ed passed away in 1924 and is buried in Temple.
Mary worked for many years, nursing the ill and helping out families with
new babies. She is well known around Temple for giving bouquets of
flowers and remembering everyone with birthday cards. Mary died
September 28, 1978 at Temple and is buried there.
Children, Faye, Ann and Eula Lee are deceased. Ruth is Mrs. Bob
HARDCASTLE and lives in Tishomingo. Sam and wife, Myrle live in New
Mexico. Betty, now Mrs. James ADKINS, lives in Kingston. Elsie, Mrs.
Herman GUNN, lives in Temple." (Submitted by Elsie MULLINS GUNN)"
(1) Funeral Memorandum card
(2) Kaufman Co., TX, Marriage Records
(3) Kaufman County Marriages. Accessed 1 Feb 2004 at
(4) Newspaper obituary
(5) Family letter
(6) Social Security Death Index
(7) Cotton County Historical Society, Inc. "History of Cotton County." pg
(8) Certificate of Marriage, Comanche County, OK
(9) Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Obituaries, 1990-1998: March 30, 1993, pg