Marion McHenry Hull

Marion McHenry Hull[1, 2]

Male 1872 - 1950

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  • Born  9 Feb 1872  Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender  Male 
    Address  Address:
    818 Morningside Drive
    Atlanta, GA
    USA 
    Education  1886  Entered University of Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education  17 Jun 1890  B.S. University of Georgia, First Honor Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education  1892  M.A. University of Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education  1892  Phi Beta Kappa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education  1893  Pre-Med University of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education  1895  M.D. Georgetown University, First Honor Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Founder  Atlanta Bible Institute Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Medical residency  Between 1895 and 1897  Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Founder  1909  North Avenue Presbyterian School Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence  Atlanta, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  1950  Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  28 Mar 1950  Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From Murrow Brice Morris:

      Grandfather was a fascinating and complex man, and I adored him. We lived with him at 818 Morningside Drive from 1937, just after Mer died, until 1944, when he remarried. He was a tall, big man with a white mustache and was very imposing and dignified. He loved to tease us children, and he was great fun. I remember following close behind in his footsteps on the front porch while he called to Mrs. Callaway next door, "Have you seen Murrow"? My sister Marion and I loved to get in bed with him in the early morning and have him draw pictures for us, our favorite being a birthday cake with candles. He told us a story, drawing it as he went along, of a man who was wakened in the middle of the night by a loud noise. He went out of the house, down a path, around one side of the pond, down here and down there, up around the other side of the pond until he found what was making the noise--a duck, which he had just drawn.

      As if practicing medicine and preaching were not enough, Grandfather had a great many other interests. He enjoyed photography and took many colored slides and prints. I believe he built the bay window on the front of the house, and remember various carpentry and painting projects he worked on. He played the flute and the violin, though probably neither very well. He kept a diary for many years, and I have a copy of the one covering 1893 to 1896, when he worked in the Department of the Interior in Washington while going to medical school at night and then did his internship in New York, where he met Mer, who was a nurse.

      From his earliest writing in his family's journal, he was deeply religious and evangelical, and he intended to be a medical missionary in Korea. In courting Mer, he influenced her to join his church and to commit herself to foreign missions. They never went abroad, but his commitment to God was the major influence in his life. He co-founded the Atlanta Bible Institute and preached there until he died while teaching a Bible class. He wrote several books, such as "Precious Hours in Galatians" and "Precious Hours in Revelation," wrote a weekly Bible study column for the Atlanta Journal, and taught Bible lessons on WSB radio. During World War II, I recall his picking up hitchhiking soldiers. He would ask them if they were saved, and if they dared to say no, he would do his best to convert them before they left his car. He also brought soldiers home for dinner from time to time, especially at Thanksgiving or Christmas.

      He also was a founder of the North Avenue Presbyterian School (NAPS) in 1909. As I heard it, Uncle Dick was sick for some time, and when he went back to school he was told his place was taken. Grandfather was so angry that he founded NAPS, and Uncle Tom, Mother and Uncle Dick were among the first students.

      He had scruples about going to movies (he relented and saw "Gone With the Wind" but didn't approve of it), playing cards (he would play Flinch but not Sorry--both card games), and making anyone work on Sunday (he had Rena come in to cook Sunday breakfast and dinner, though, and used the telephone).

      This religious fervor made life a little difficult for my father, a Presbyerian minister's son himself, who had never intended to move in with Grandfather. His own father had only recently died, and he wanted to stay in the apartment he and Mother had in his mother's house in Ansley Park, but Mother called him at the office one day and told him to come home to Morningside Drive. There Grandfather, not Daddy, sat at the head of the table. Grandfather once grew grapes and gave half to Daddy, but Daddy's grapes did not ferment and Grandfather's did, so each threw out his share. One night Mother had her Sunday School class over and, since Grandfather was out for the evening, when Mother served refreshments, Daddy asked who'd like a "stick in it" (alcohol in the beverage). Several said they would, so he came down the hall with a bottle under each arm and met Grandfather coming up the hall. (I should add that my father was no heavy drinker--he didn't start regularly having one drink a day until he was in his fifties.) Daddy also was in medical practice with Grandfather, and someone (Uncle Tom?) said that Daddy didn't feel he was adequately remunerated for the work he did, that Grandfather took a large portion of his fees.

      From Daddy's point of view, it was a great day when Grandfather, who was 72, decided to marry Vara Curry, a member of the Institute, who was 28. Mother, who was 43 at the time, had a very low opinion of "that woman," so she and Daddy bought a house "sight unseen" at 58 Brighton Road, and we moved out of Grandfather's house.

      ***

      From notes in Grandfather's Bible:

      Marion McHenry Hull, born of A. L. and Callie Cobb Hull in Athens, Ga, February 9th 1872.

      Florence Evyleen Malcolm Messney Murrow Hull, born in Lurgan, County Armagh, Ireland, January 7th, 1873 [actually 1872]. Married to Marion McH Hull in Madison Avenue Reformed Church, New York City, by Rev. A. E. Kittredge, D.D., on June 2nd 1897.

      Thomas Cobb Hull, born of Marion McH. and Florence Evyleen May 17th 1899, at Atlanta, Ga, 387 Peachtree St.

      Marion Lumpkin Hull, born of Marion McH. & Florence Evyleen Hull, September 22nd 1900, at 387 Peachtree St, Atlanta, Ga.

      Richard Louis Hull, born of Marion McH. & Florence Evyleen Hull, July 7th 1902 at 416 Peachtree St, Atlanta, Ga.

      Thomas C. m. Nancy Linthicum June 1926.

      Nancy Gray Hull, born of Thomas C. & Nancy L. at Davis Fischer Sanitarium Aug 21, 1927.

      Thomas Cobb Hull, Jr, born of T.C. & N.L. at D.F. San died (of burns from hot coffee) Jan 18th 1930.

      Marion Slaughter Hull, born of Thos. C. & N.L. at D.F. San Nov 14th 1930.

      Longstreet Murrow Hull, born of T.C. & N.L. in Birmingham Ala, Apr 28th 1934.

      Marion Lumpkin Hull, married Samuel Leslie Morris, Jr May 14th 1927.

      Marion Morris, born of S.L. Morris, Jr. & Marion Hull Morris, at Crawford Long Hospital (D.F. San) May 19th 1934.

      Murrow Brice Morris, born of S.L.M. Jr. & Marion Hull Morris at Crawford Long Hospital, July 7th 1936.

      Richard L. Hull married Nora Glancy in Detroit, Mich, Jan 3rd, 1931.

      Nora Joan Hull, born of R. L. & N.G.H. at Piedmont Sanitarium, Dec 23rd 1931.

      Susan Hull, born of R.L. & N.G.H. at Piedmont Sanitarium April 30th 1933.

      Richard Louis Hull, Jr, born of R.L. & N.G.H. at Piedmont Sanitarium, Feb 13th 1939.

      Gerry Hull, born of R.L. & N.G.H. at St Joseph Infirmary 1941.

      Florence Murrow Hull died of cancer of the cordiac and of the stomach Nov 5th 1937 at 10:25 p.m. Her testimony was victorious.


      Vara Andrews Currie, born in Maysville, S.C. March 6, 1916. Married to Marion McH. Hull July 21st 1944, at the Atlanta Bible Institute, Atlanta Ga, by Rev. Talmadge Payne of the C. I. M.

      ***

      From 1880 Census of Clarke County, Georgia:

      Hull, Marion McH. W M 8 Son School Georgia

      ***

      Antievolution rhetoric remained strong, and some of Georgia's leading citizens issued uncompromising denunciations of the Darwinian theory. Among them was the former evolutionist Marion McHenry Hull, an Atlanta physician who published a popular antievolution address in the mid-1920s. Hull declared that Darwin's theory represented mere speculation and called it "destructive" to Christian views.

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      In 1893, he was a receiving clerk in the General Land Office of the Department of the Interior. The Secretary of the Interior at the time was Hoke Smith, his uncle by marriage to Marion Thomas Cobb.

      ***

      Books:

      Precious Hours in Galatians, by Marion McH. Hull, M.Sc., M.D., 1937.

      Bible Study Helps for the International Sunday School, Lessons for 1930, by Marion McH. Hull, M.Sc., M.D., 1929.

      Two Thousand Hours in the Psalms, by Dr. Marion McH. Hull, Dean of Atlanta Bible Institute, and Professor of Bible Exposition and Prophecy, 1934.

      Precious Hours in Revelation, by Marion McH. Hull, M.D., 1948.

      ***
    Person ID  I0006  Hull
    Last Modified  25 Oct 2010 

    Father  Augustus Longstreet Hull,   b. 8 Sep 1847, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1909, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Callender Cobb,   b. 2 Jun 1848, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1911, Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 Jan 1871  Athens, Clarke Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos

    » Slide Show
    1892 (c.) A. L. and Callie Hull's family
    1892 (c.) A. L. and Callie Hull's family
    Marion Lumpkin Cobb,
    Marion, Augustus, Callie,
    Callie, May,
    Harry, Sally, Joe,
    Cousin Marion Smith?, Longstreet
    1892 (c.) A. L. and Callie Cobb Hull's Children on a Joggling Board
    1892 (c.) A. L. and Callie Cobb Hull's Children on a Joggling Board
    1856 A.L. Hull house
    1856 A.L. Hull house
    Built in 1856 in the middle of the block,
    later moved to the southeast Corner of Milledge and Dearing
    Street. Demolished.
    1908 Hull Family in New Mexico
    1908 Hull Family in New Mexico
    Longstreet, Tom, Callie, Augustus, Callie, May, Will
    1903 (c.) Hull Family Gathering
    1903 (c.) Hull Family Gathering
    In front row, Marion Hull holding Dick; behind him, from left, Thomas, Callie Hull holding Marion, Callie Hull, Florence Hull, A. L. Hull.
    01-This house in Athens, Ga., built in 1856, was home to the family of A.L. and Callie Hull.
    01-This house in Athens, Ga., built in 1856, was home to the family of A.L. and Callie Hull.
    The Old Home as it fronted on Dearing Street
    05-Julia and Tom are buried next to their parents at Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens.
    05-Julia and Tom are buried next to their parents at Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens.
    1904 Tallulah Falls adventure
    1904 Tallulah Falls adventure
    Rear: Jim, A.L. Hull, Rosa, Lucy, Arthur, Joe, Callie, May, Marion Smith
    Front: Margaret, Sally, Mary Brent, Mary Hull, Gus Hoke
    Histories
    1904: The Hulls of Georgia
    1904: The Hulls of Georgia
    Augustus Longstreet Hull's history of the Hull family of Georgia, Athens, Ga., 1904
    1908: Log of a Tenderfoot's Trip to New Mexico
    1908: Log of a Tenderfoot's Trip to New Mexico
    By A. L. Hull
    August 1908
    Augustus Longstreet Hull's account of a family trip to New Mexico in 1908 to visit his daughter, May, and her husband.
    Family ID  F021  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Florence Malcolm Eveleen Mesney Murrow,   b. 7 Jan 1872, Lurgan, Co. Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1937, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Jun 1897  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Mr. and Mrs. William G. Orr
      request the honour of your presence
      at the marriage of their sister,
      Florence Evyleen Murrow,
      to
      Dr. Marion McHenry Hull,
      on Wednesday morning, June the second,
      eighteen hundred and ninety seven,
      at eleven o'clock,
      Madison Avenue Reformed Presbyterian Church,
      entrance on Fifty-seventh Street
      New York City

      ***

      From marriage certificate:

      Ages: 25 and 24
      Clergyman: Abbott E. Kithedge [Kittredge]
      Witnesses: A. Stanley Pike and Mrs. Ellen A. Baird

      ***

      From the Athens, Georgia, newspaper:

      HULL-MURROW
      Dr. Marion McHenry Hull and Miss Florence Murrow were married Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock, at the Madison avenue Reformed Presbyterian church, in New York city.
      Miss May Hull, a sister of the groom, and Hon. Hoke Smith, his uncle, were present to witness the ceremony, besides the relatives of the bride and other friends.
      After the church ceremonial the bridal party was entertained at an elegant breakfast at the residence of the bride's brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Orr.
      Dr. and Mrs. Hull have left New York, and will reach Athens tomorrow where they will stop with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Longstreet Hull, with whom they will spend the summer.
      In the autumn the young couple leave for China where Dr. Hull in his work as a medical missionary, will have a true helpmeet in the noble young woman he has won for his wife.

      ***
    Children 
     1. Thomas Cobb Hull,   b. 17 May 1899, Atlanta, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1977, Decatur, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Marion Lumpkin Hull,   b. 22 Sep 1900, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1956, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Richard Louis Hull,   b. 7 Jul 1902, Atlanta, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1953, Detroit, MI Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    1903 (c.) Hull Family Gathering
    1903 (c.) Hull Family Gathering
    In front row, Marion Hull holding Dick; behind him, from left, Thomas, Callie Hull holding Marion, Callie Hull, Florence Hull, A. L. Hull.
    Histories
    1904: The Hulls of Georgia
    1904: The Hulls of Georgia
    Augustus Longstreet Hull's history of the Hull family of Georgia, Athens, Ga., 1904
    Last Modified  25 Oct 2010 
    Family ID  F004  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Vara Curry 
    Family ID  F166  Group Sheet

  • Photos

    » Slide Show
    1900 (c.) Marion and Thomas Hull
    1900 (c.) Marion and Thomas Hull
    Marion McH. Hull holding Thomas
    1895 (c.) Marion Hull
    1895 (c.) Marion Hull
    Marion Hull
    1902 (c.) Three Generations: A.L., Marion, and Marion Hull
    1902 (c.) Three Generations: A.L., Marion, and Marion Hull
    Grandfather and Grandchildren
    Grandfather and Grandchildren
    Marion McH. Hull holding Susan Hull and Marion Morris;
    Tommy Hull, Nancy Hull holding Streety Hull, Jody Hull
    Marion McHenry Hull
    Marion McHenry Hull
    Physician, Bible teacher,
    Founder North Avenue Presbyterian School,
    Founder Atlanta Bible Institute
    1894 (c.) Marion and May Hull with Friends
    1894 (c.) Marion and May Hull with Friends
    Jim Mell, May Hull, Minnie Sue Hill, Ed Charbonnier,
    Marion Hull, Susie Gerdine
    1893 (c.) Marion Hull and Friends
    1893 (c.) Marion Hull and Friends
    Marion is on the right. Legible names include:
    Harry Hodgson, Callie Bradway,
    Daisy Smith, Marion Hull, Celia Bradbury, Fritz Green,
    Ed Hodgson.
    02-A. L. and Callie Hull had nine children.
    02-A. L. and Callie Hull had nine children.
    Shown here: May, Marion, Thomas,
    A.L., Longstreet, Callie, Harry
    Joe, Sally
    1873 Marion Hull
    1873 Marion Hull
    Marion Hull and Harry Jackson
    Marion Hull and Harry Jackson
    Left, above and below, with group (SAE?)

    Documents
    Obituaries: Marion McH. Hull
    Obituaries: Marion McH. Hull
    Atlanta Journal and Constitution

    Headstones
    Grave marker: Marion McH. Hull
    Grave marker: Marion McH. Hull
    Marion McH. Hull M.D.
    Feb 9, 1872
    Mar 28, 1950

  • Sources 
    1. [S06248] The Hulls of Georgia, Augustus Longstreet Hull, (Athens, GA, April 1904), 13.

    2. [S02634] The Record of My Ancestry, A. L. Hull, (Unpublished).

    3. [S07508] Hull and Cobb History, Augustus Longstreet Hull, (Unpublished).

    4. [S07607] Bureau of Records, Health Dept., City of New York, Certificate No. 8361.
      Recorded June 4, 1897


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