The Death Of Henry Hull, April 26, 1883

Yes, more from the Sarah Alexander Cunningham Family Papers Collection, MS194, in the Georgia Historical Society in Savannah.

Death of Henry Hull, Esq.

Our community was startled yesterday

morning by the report of the sudden death

of Henry Hull, Esq., and it was soon as-

curtained that it was too true.  It

appears that Mr. Hull and his

family had arranged to spend the

day, which was a holiday, at Montgom-

ery, and he, with his daughter, Miss Hull,

boarded a car at the corner of Gwin-

net street, near his residence, where

he met his other daughter, Mrs. Ham-

mond, and Mr. Hammond, and their two

children, en route to the depot of the City

and Suburban Railway.  The car had

but reached New Houston street when

Mr. Hull became suddenly un-

conscious.  The car was stopped and the

unfortunate gentleman lifted out and

taken to a house near by, but life was ex-

tinct; he had probably died instantly.  Dr.

Charlton examined the remains, and pro-

nounced the cause of death apoplexy.

Mr. Hull was 59 years of age and was

the very picture of health, and apparent-

ly had may years of life before him.

He spent the night previous with his

friend Colonel Cole, at Whitehall planta-


I am embarrassed to say that when I photographed this obituary I did not get a brief section in the middle.  I swear that someday I will go back to Georgia Historical and right this wrong.

…He followed the practice

of the law for only a short time and was

afterwards identified with the banking in-

stitutions of his native city.

In 1866 he was elected to the position of

President of the Louisiana National

Bank, New Orleans, and removed

to that city, where he remained

until 1871.  In that year he came

to this city, and became

a partner in the well known banking

house of Wallace Cumming & Co., and on

the death of the senior member,  con-

tinued the business under the name of

Henry Hull & Co., his eldest son, Mr. R.

T. Hull, being admitted a partner,

Mr. Hull was a most amiable, courteous

and conscientious gentleman, and was

looked upon as one of Savannah’s best

citizens.  His death is not only a great loss

to those who were near and dear to him,

but t the community in which he was a

respected citizen.  He leaves four sons and

two daughters, one of the latter being the

wife of Mr. James Polk Hammond, of this

city.  His remains will be interred in the

Bonaventure Cemetery (where his wife

who died in 1876, is buried), this afternoon

at 3:30 o’clock.

A search on shows that he died on April 26, 1883, his residence was on Drayton Street, he was born in Athens, Georgia, and he was pronounced officially dead by the coroner.  He is buried in Bonaventure Cemetery.


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