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John Jackson Tully - document dates in Anchorage and Palmer

John Jackson Tully - document dates in Anchorage and Palmer

Posted: 16 Dec 2012 4:41PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Edited: 9 Jan 2013 2:23PM GMT
Surnames: Tully
I’d like to document my Grandfather John Jackson “Johnny” Tully’s life in Anchorage and Palmer. He divided his time between the two locations. Born 12 Sept. 1885 Cornwall, Henry, IL. The family moved to Elyria, Valley, NE in about 1888. Died June 1955 in an Anchorage hospital. Buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Palmer. I have the obituaries from Anchorage and Palmer papers.

Possibly, he went to AK sometime between 1902 and 1909 for a “look-see,” and he arrived for good in the 1920’s. Made his living working as a trapper, working on the roads, working in construction, homesteader, bought and sold land, and he opened the Arctic Circle Trailer Court (900 block of East 8th at Ingra). He was a ship’s carpenter going from AK to Honolulu (don’t have dates). He was granted homestead patent for 113 acres along the Matanuska River in Palmer (application 7 Nov 1932; patent issued 24 Feb 1939). I have the papers for that. He was not one of the Colonists, although he probably helped with construction both before and after they arrived.

In Anchorage, for the buildup up to WWII, he worked construction for Ft. Richardson and Elmendorf AFB. He also helped build the Mountain View neighborhood and lived there for a time. When was Mt. View built? I’m trying to pin down dates.

MY LOOKUP REQUEST is asking someone to look in the phone directories in the library to see when he is listed as being in Anchorage. Beyond that, please suggest what other resources I can tap. Are there pay records for government work? or lists of government contractors? Where would I find crew lists for freighters?

Thanks so much for any help. I’ll also post something on the Mat-Su message board. Kris

Re: John Jackson Tully - document dates in Anchorage and Palmer

Posted: 17 Dec 2012 12:32PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: HARLAN, TULLY
WW11
Name: John Jackson Tully
Birth Date: 12 Sep 1885
Birth Place: Cambridge, Illinois
Residence: Palmer, Alaska
MAILING ADDRESS GENERAL DELIVER, ANCHORAGE
"WHO WILL ALWAYS KNOW HIM" BERNICE WEAVER, ORD, NEBRASKA
EMPLOYED BY C.A.A. ANCHORAGE
Race: White



WW1
Name: John Jackson Tully
FARMING - SELF EMPLOYED
County: ELYRIA Valley
State: Nebraska
Birth Date: 12 Sep 1884
NOK: ETHEL MAY TULLY OF BURWELL, NEBRASKA
Race: White
SHORT
STOUT
BLUE EYES
WHITE HAIR



1910
Name: John Tully
Age in 1910: 24
Birth Year: 1886
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1910: Elyria, Valley, Nebraska
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Eva Tully
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
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Name: Eva Tully
Age in 1910: 19
Birth Year: 1891
Birthplace: Nebraska
Home in 1910: Elyria, Valley, Nebraska
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: John Tully
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois


1920
Name: Ethel M Tulley
[Ethel M Meyers]
Age: 28
Birth Year: abt 1892
Birthplace: Nebraska
Home in 1920: Burwell, Garfield, Nebraska
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Divorced
Father's Name: August H Meyers
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Name: Minnie A Meyers
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
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August H Meyers 55
Minnie A Meyers 49
Dewey U Meyers 19
Myrtle A Tulley 8

1940
Name: John J Tully
Age: 54
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1886
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Illinois
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Palmer, Third Judicial Division, Alaska
View Map
Street: Shonenbub Road Matanncha Roal
Sheet Number: 10B
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Name: Waldo A Fox
Age: 42
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1898
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Michigan
Marital Status: Divorced
Relation to Head of House: Lodger



1900
John J Tully 57 JAN 43 PA
Vena H Tully 54 SEP 55 IL (SARAH IRENE)
Harlan G Tully 20
Frank Tully 17
John G Tully 15 SEP 1884
Bashie Tully 13
Ida Tully 9
Ety Tully 6
Elyria, Valley, Nebraska



Name: Sarah I. Harlan
Gender: Female
Spouse Name: John J. Tally
Marriage Date: Aug 25, 1874
Marriage County: Henry
Comments: This record can be found at the County Court Records, Film # 1435944 - 1435945.

Re: John Jackson Tully - document dates in Anchorage and Palmer

Posted: 17 Dec 2012 4:25PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Tully
Thank you for all the work you did. I had found all but the WWII draft registration. C.A.A. might have been the Civil Aviation Authority? Additional information from the WWI draft registration shows that he was farming on his homestead in Didsbury, Alberta Canada at the time. He seems to have missed the 1930 U.S. Census.

I'll contact the library to see if someone is available to look him up in the phone books.

Thanks, again,
Kris

Re: John Jackson Tully - document dates in Anchorage and Palmer

Posted: 1 Jan 2013 11:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
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