biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
EDGAR C. HULL, a resident of Prairie Township, was born in Taylor County, W. Va., Nov. 19, 1837, and is a son of Jacob and Sarah (Thomas) Hull, whose biography will be found elsewhere in this volume. He was reared on the farm, and accustomed to its laborious work from early life to manhood, but received an excellent common-school education. June 24, 1858, Mr. Hull was married Apalonia Martin, a native of Barbour County, W. Va., who was born Sept. 12, 1837, and is a daughter of Henry D. and Margaret (Means) Martin. The union of Mr. and Mrs. Hull has been blest with five children, one of whom died in infancy; those living are: Margaret E., now the wife of D. M. Sylvester, and residing in Jasper County, Iowa; Sarah C., Mrs. Willard Wharton, resides in Richland Township; Henry C. and Alva R. are at home. In the fall of 1860 Mr. Hull removed from his old home to Schuyler County, Mo., remaining there only nine months, and coming to Iowa in August, 1861. The winter following his arrival was spent in the southeastern part of Jasper County, but in January, 1862, he purchased the north half of section 6, Prairie Township, and settled on the same the following spring, where he yet resides. In addition to the home farm Mr. Hull is the owner of twenty acres of timber, a farm of 200 acres in Jasper County, one of 160 acres on section 16, this township, and a one-half interest in 14O acres in Poweshiek County, all of which is in a high state of cultivation, and well improved. His residence on section 6 is provided with all the modern conveniences necessary in a pleasant home, and is perhaps one of the best farm residences in this county. On the northwest quarter of this section is a natural mound, which occupies the entire quarter section, rising in the center to a height of twelve feet, and is the highest point of land in this county. Politically Mr. Hull is, and has been since its organization, an enthusiastic and active member of the Republican party, and for many years has been one of the Township Trustees of Prairie Township. He was nominated by the Republican party of Mahaska County, in August, 1886, for member of the Board of Supervisors of the county, and at the election in November, was elected to that position by a very handsome majority. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, also of the Masonic fraternity. Mr. Hull is extensively engaged in stock-raising in addition to general farming, and in both branches of business has been remarkably successful. He brings to the care of his business a mind well stored with useful knowledge and general information. He is a man of most expellent judgment, a most prudent manager, most honorable in all the transactions of life, and of the strictest integrity. His elegant home is one of unbounded hospitality, and friends and acquaintances are gladly welcomed and pleasantly entertained with abundance of good cheer.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy