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George Washington Tunstall

George Washington Tunstall

Male 1838 - 1901  (63 years)

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  • Name George Washington Tunstall 
    George Washington Tunstall
    George Washington Tunstall
    Born 22 Feb 1838  Montgomery Hill, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Aug 1901  Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Mobile Daily Register
      Wednesday, August 28, 1901
      Page 8 column 4

      SUDDEN DEATH OF G. W. TUNSTALL

      Mr. George Washington Tunstall, a well-known citizen, died suddenly at 11:25 o'clock last night at his home, No. 256 St. Louis street. Apparently in the very best of health, he had not made any complaint so far as is known of feeling unwell. Last night he sat on the front porch as usual with the members of his family, and chatted as was his wont. Death came just after he had retired. Dr. Claude Mastin was summoned, but Mr. Tunstall was already dead when the physician reached the house.

      Deceased was best known as "Wash" Tunstall. A native of Monroe county, this state, he was sixty-three years of age, having been born February 22, 1839. He had been a resident of this city for very many years, coming to Mobile a short wile after the war. During his residence in this city he occupied a number of positions, which brought him in contact with a large number of people, and he made numerous friends. For some time he was clerk to the board of health, when the late Dr. T. S. Scales was city health officer. He was later in the employ of the Ettel Brewing Company, and at the time of his death and for some two or three years immediately preceding was employed by D. R. Burgess & Co., as a cotton weigher and sampler. Deceased was married in this city some years ago and leaves a wife and two young sons to mourn his death. He also leaves two brothers, T. T. and P. R. Tunstall, and one sister, Mrs. R. B. Hobbs, all of Mobile.

      Although Mr. Tunstall died at a late hour, the news of his death was learned by many of his friends and was received with sorrow and regret. The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

      The Mobile Daily Register
      Friday, August 30, 1901
      Page 8 column 5

      FUNERAL OF GEORGE W. TUNSTALL

      The funeral of George W. Tunstall took place from No. 256 St. Louis street at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, Rev. D. A. Planck conducting the services which were largely attended. The interment was in Magnolia cemetery, where many handsome floral tributes were placed upon the grave. The pallbearers were Samuel J. Marston, E. O. Fowlkes, R. A Sadler, F. P. Davis, Hugh Rolston and H. R. Crichton.

      Originally posted at Findagrave by Michelle Woodham.
    Buried Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5030  Dickinson
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2012 

    Father George Brook Tunstall,   b. 14 Dec 1793, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1842, Blacksher, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Eloisa Matilda Tate,   b. 28 Nov 1802, Blacksher, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 May 1875, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 04 Jul 1822  Baldwin County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1349  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ellen Frances Brown,   b. 17 Nov 1855, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1932, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Children 
     1. George Washington Tunstall,   b. 11 May 1889, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Nov 1965, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Edmund Huger Tunstall,   b. 05 Jun 1892, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1957, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F1595  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Feb 1838 - Montgomery Hill, Baldwin, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Aug 1901 - Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Tunstall, Thomas, et. al
    Tunstall, Thomas, et. al
    Alabama Act for the Relief of Thomas Tunstall

    Histories
    The Muscogees or Creek Indians 1591-1893
    The Muscogees or Creek Indians 1591-1893
    Tarvin, Dr. Marion Elisha, Alabama Historical Quarterly (Wetumpka, Alabama: Alabama State Department of Archives and History, 1955), Vol. 17, pp. 135-145.