Photo Provided by Terril J Mills: L to R Francis Becker Ingram. Frank Tully, Fanny Washburn Tully, Henry Tully



Researched and compiled by Faye Bell (SLC) 2012


(The following was taken from the biographical sketch done by Mary Tully Felhberg about her parents and published in the  History of Washakie County in 1976; and other from the U.S. Federal Census records.)


            James Henry Tully was born October 27, 1883 (as per his WW I draft registration card) in DeSoto, MO to Elizabeth McGuire and James Tully.  His father, a railroad worker, died when Henry was six years old.  In the 1900 Census the Tullys lived on Sugar Creek, Benton, Iowa as servants to the David Cantonwine family.  Later Elizabeth Tully, then the mother of Mamie, Grace, Henry and Frank Tully and of a baby named Teddy Lucksinger, moved to Basalt, Eagle, Colorado where they were until the turn of the century.  Elizabeth McGuire Tully had taken up residence near her brother-in-law, Jake Frison, who also worked on the railroad.  When the Frisons came to Wyoming about 1900, Henry Tully was with them as they made their home on Ten Sleep creek.  Henry made his living working on ranches, driving stage and herding bulls for George McClellan on McClellan’s mountain range.  In 1910, Henry was on Red Bank, Big Horn Co., WY (26 years old) single and viewed as a lodger with George and Mary McClellan.  He met and married Fannie Washburne who had come from Iowa to be with her deceased mother’s best friend, Mary McClellan.   By 1920 he and Fanny were enumerated in Election District #1, Washakie County.   From the early 1900’s  until about 1938, the Tullys lived on Big Trails.  They had two children—Mary and Wayne.  They lost their son Wayne in 1932 in an accident involving a horse.  After a semi-retirement, the couple lived in Ten Sleep until ‘Henry’ Tully passed away in 1956.


Memories:  Henry Tully was a small man with curly brown hair and gray eyes (Registration Draft Card WW I gives description as well).  It describes him as short and medium build.  I never saw Henry that he was unpleasant or bad tempered.  It appeared that he and Fanny lived a compatible, happy family life.  In Ten Sleep he did odd jobs—some for the Frison family—as well as for the Ten Sleep community.  In Ten Sleep, they lived in the “old Conner” house on the first lane that led to the Ten Sleep creek past the Sutherland lots and headed south from the west #16 hwy.  fb