John C. Hull, who for the past two years has been engaged in the automobile business in Columbus Junction, was
born in Canton, Missouri, on the 19th of June, 1873. He is a son of John C. and Emily (Patrick) Hull, natives of
Pennsylvania, who came to Louisa county in 1890, locating in Columbus City, where they continue to reside. Unto
them were born three children: Anna, who died in infancy; John C., our subject; and Myra, the deceased wife of
John Ward, of Memphis, Tennessee.
At the age of sixteen years John C. Hull laid aside his school books and entered a shop to learn the wagon maker's
trade, which he followed until 1909. For the first two years after locating in Iowa he conducted a shop at Columbus
City, but at the expiration of that period he removed to Columbus Junction, continuing business there until two
years ago. With the increasing popularity of automobiles and motor trucks he recognized the advantages offered
in the business and so withdrew from wagon making in order that he might engage in it. He bought a lot and erected
thereon a fine garage, the only one in Columbus Junction, and is making a specialty of the Overland car.
Mr. Hull was united in marriage on the 3d of April, 1893, with Miss Nellie Moore, a daughter of W. K. and Louisa
(Baker) Moore, who are the parents of the following children: Nellie, now Mrs. Hull; Margaret and William, twins,
the former a resident of Cedar Rapids and the latter of Billings, Montana; and Ada, who married Gary Orr, of Panhandle,
Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Hull have had three children, William, Muriel, and one who died in infancy.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Hull affiliate with the Presbyterian church, and fraternally he is identified with the Independent
Order of Odd Fellows. His political support he gives to the candidates of the republican party, but he has never
taken an active part in municipal affairs, as his personal interests have demanded his undivided attention.
History of Louisa County, Iowa
From Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Decatur County, IA
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