Photo Provided By Terril J Mills: L to R Francis Becker Ingram. Frank Tully,
Fanny Washburn Tully, Henry Tully
compiled by Faye Bell (SLC) 2012
Much of the
obituary facts come from the writings of the daughter of Fanny Washburne Tully written for the History of Washakie
published in 1976
Fanny Washburne was born in Center
Nov. 2, 1883, the daughter of Andrew and Sarah Washburne.
Her parents were of English descent. When Fanny was 20 years old she
visited Mary McClellan of Big Trails,
WY. She was
orphaned by the death of her mother who had been a close friend of Mary
McClellan. Her daughter said, in the above-mentioned article, that when
Fanny got off the train a few miles north of Casper, W Y, sagebrush and
February weather in 1903 convinced her that she would stay one year and only
that. However, the young Fanny Washburne never
went back to Iowa.
Instead she met James ‘Henry’ Tully who worked for George McClellan and the couple were married and had two children: Mary Tully Fehlberg (1912) and Wayne Washburne
Tully (1913). Both children were born on Big Trails, Big
and went to highschool in Casper,
WY. In 1932 her
son Wayne met with an accident involving his horse and was killed. When
their heavy-duty working days were over, Fanny and Henry moved to Ten Sleep in
the mid-to-late 1930s and remained there until his passing in 1956.
Thence, she moved to Worland and lived with her daughter Mary Fehlberg and family.
Memories: Fanny Tully was a pleasant (well-turned out
woman) who ripened into a neighborly, kind matron of the town. fb