1929

Mrs. Betsy Hull Dies at Home of Her Son.

Mrs. Betsy Wiseman Hull, aged eighty-eight years, eight months and twenty-nine days, died Friday morning at the home of her son, William Hull at Bowler.  Three months ago she had an attack of flu, since which she has been bedridden, and this was the indirect cause of her death.

Mrs. Hull was born on August 11, 1840 in England, the descendant of a royal family.  She was the sole survivor of a family of thirteen children, her twin sister dying eight years ago.

When she was six years old she came to America with her parents, and they settled in Dodge County.  After a short time, they moved to Omro, where in 1860, the subject of this article was married to Henry Hull.  Forty-eight years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Hull came to Shawano county and took up a homestead in the Town of Morris.  Mr. Hull died in 1886, leaving a family of seven children to rear. 

For the past several years Mrs. Hull had made her home with her youngest son, William, at Bowler, who with three brothers, Frank, Melvin(?), and Charles, and three sisters, Mrs. Harvey, Mrs. Ross and Mrs. Kenny(?) Dice survive her. 

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Bowler home, and later from the church at Wittenberg.  Interment took place at the family lot in Wittenberg.

Mrs. Hull was a genial, person whom it was a  pleasure to know.  She was of pleasant nature and enjoyed good health until stricken with the flu just recently.  She loved to help about the house, and was an interesting talker when in a reminiscent mood, telling stories of early pioneer life.  She was well read and was equally ready and willing to converse on present day topics.  She leave a host of friends who with the surviving children, mourn her death.