from Past and Present of Mahaska County, Iowa by Manoah Hedge The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. 1906
PastAndPresentOfMahaskaCo.,IA by Manoah Hedge(Daniel Hull) - DANIEL HULL, 26Mar1858 Daniel Hull, numbered among the successful and energetic farmers and stock-raisers of Spring Creek township has a good property of two hundred and sixty acres on section 5, and the place is within three miles of Oskaloosa. A native son of this township, he was born on March 26, 1858. His father, John Hull, was born in New York in 1819, and, removing westward to Indiana, was there married in Randolph county to Miss Levina Bond, whose birth occurred in that county, while her girlhood days were also passed there. Mr. Hull was a carpenter by trade and also a shoemaker. He followed both pur- suits in early life and about 1840 removed to Iowa, settling in Spring Creek township, where he opened up a number of farms. He would purchase land, improve the property and then sell, so that from time to time he owned a num- ber of different farms. He also owned and op- erated a sawmill. His father, Solomon Hull, was one of the first to settle in this locality and was also engaged in manufacturing lumber. The family has thus been closely associated with the material progress and substantial upbuilding of Mahaska county. After living here for some years, John Hull removed to Nebraska, settling upon a farm, and his death occurred in Tobias, Fillmore county. He was greatly interested in bee culture, made a close study of the habits of bees, hunted out their hives and made a specialty of raising honey for the market. He was con- sidered authority upon the subject of bee cul- ture and his apiary was a fine one. He died in 1901 and his wife, still surviving him; is now residing in Tobias at the age of eighty-two years. Daniel Hull is one of a family of seven sons and five daughters, all of whom reached adult age. Of this number six sons and three daugh- ters are yet living. Daniel Hull was reared to manhood in Spring Creek township and re- mained with his father until twenty-two years of age, during which time he assisted in de- veloping and carrying on the home farm. He had good common-school advantages and after- ward attended Penn College, so that he was well equipped by a liberal education for the practical and responsible duties of life. After attaining his majority he rented land for a few years, resolving to make farming his life work. Mr. Hull was married in Madison township, December 22, 1881, to Miss Effie Glasscock, who was born in Ohio, a daughter of Joseph A. Glasscock and a sister of H. H. Glasscock, who is mentioned elsewhere in this work. She lived successively in Ohio, Missouri and Iowa and acqnired a high-school education. After his marriage Mr. Hull rented land and thus en- gaged in farming for a few years, during which time he carefully saved his earnings until he had a sum sufficient to enable him to purchase land. In 1898 he bought his present farm on sec- tion 5, Spring Creek township, and, locating thereon, began its further development and im- provement. It already had fair buildings upon it, but he has built fences, not only to enclose the farm but also to divide it into fields of con- venient size. He has also grubbed out the stumps and cleared away the brush and raises good crops, in addition to which he devotes his time to the raising of pure-blooded and high grade stock, including cattle, sheep and hogs. He feeds and fattens quite a large number of hogs annually and finds a ready sale for them on the market. In all of his business dealings he is reliable and in his work is thoroughly practical and systematic. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Hull have been born six children: Ethel, now the wife of Charles Al- lard, a farmer, of Spring Creek township, by whom she has a son, Howard Allard; Clifford J., a student in the high school of Oskaloosa; Grace, who is attending Penn College; Ray- mond D., Mary L. and Enid I. The parents are members of the Friends church of Oskaloosa. Mr. Hull casts his ballot for the candidates of the republican party, but has never been a poli- tician in the sense of seeking office for himself. His entire life has been passed in Mahaska county, during which time he has aided in clearing and developing several farms. He has also driven an ox-team to the breaking plow, thus turning the virgin sod, has cleared land and has improved the county along agricultural lines. He is a man of upright character and worth, and he and his estimable wife are highly respected in the community where they reside.
Past and Present of Mahaska County, Iowa
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