Frank Stull

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FRANK STULL, merchant, who is engaged in business at Bagdad, in Gilpin township, Armstrong county, Pa., was born at that place Feb. 25, 1855, son of Andrew Jackson Stull and a grandson of John Stull.

The paternal great-grandfather was of German parentage. He came from Lancaster county, Pa., to Armstrong county and in 1820 located where the town of Bagdad now stands, being a pioneer of that place. By trade he was a shoemaker. His burial was in Pleasant View cemetery, in Westmoreland county, near Leechburg.

John Stull, son of the settler, was born in Lancaster county, Pa., in 1790, and accompanied his father to western Pennsylvania. He was also a shoemaker, and it is said he worked at his trade until he was ninety years of age, and lived to within fifteen days of being one hundred years old. When the old canal was in course of construction by the State he assisted in this work for some time. He married Elizabeth Allshouse, who died when aged eighty-eight years, ten months, eleven days, and both were buried in the old Forks Church cemetery, in Gilpin township. Mrs. Stull was born in Lancaster county. They had the following children: Solomon; Daniel; Samuel; Andrew Jackson; Betsey, who married Philip Walters; Catherine, who married Samuel Kistler; and Mary, who married Robert Lucas.

Andrew Jackson Stull, father of Frank Stull and son of John Stull, was born at Bagdad, Pa., Feb. 1, 1833, and died Nov. 10, 1904. His wife was Margaret Shuster, born July 4, 1832, died Feb. 28, 1903. Their children were as follows: Albert, who is deceased; Frank; John, who resides at Bagdad; Andrew Jackson, Jr., who is deceased; Wesley; Frederick, who is deceased; Henry; Ida, who married Benjamin Brothers; and Elizabeth, now deceased, who was the wife of Jacob Lynch.

Andrew Jackson Stull spent his entire life at Bagdad, obtaining his schooling there and later entering the mercantile business. He was the first general merchant at the place and conducted his business for a number of years before he retired, his death occurring some years afterward. He and wife were members of the Forks Church and are buried in the cemetery there.

Frank Stull attended school in Gilpin township during boyhood, and afterward was employed in the coal mines, for about thirty years followed this dangerous work. After quitting the mines he operated a livery stable at Leechburg for two years and then returned to mining for a short time, but since 1896 has had charge of the store at Bagdad, for the Stull, Hill, Coulter Company, and is recognized as an able business man.

On April 15, 1879, Mr. Stull was married to Agnes Kidd, who died March 15, 1881, their only child, Grace then eleven months old dying on the same day. On Oct. 27, 1887, Mr. Stull was married (second) to Emma Morcom, and they have two sons, Howard M. and Frank H., ages respectively twenty-one and nineteen years. In politics Mr. Stull is a Republican, and while residing at Leechburg he served in the office of constable, and in 1909 was elected a member of the school board of Gilpin township. He belongs to but one secret organization, the Odd Fellows. He belongs to the Hebron Lutheran Church at Leechburg, and has been a church member since he was fifteen years of age.

Source: Page 727 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by Joyce Sherry for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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