The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 71, July 1967 - April, 1968 Page: 280
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Mrs. Coral Horton Tullis (1882-1967)
The membership of the Association was saddened by the death of
Mrs. Coral Horton Tullis, longtime Corresponding Secretary and Treas-
urer, on June 22, 1967. Mrs. Tullis retired in April of this year and was
honored for her forty years of service during the Association's Seventy-first
Mrs. Tullis, daughter of John Thomas Horton and Collistia Polk
Horton, was born on October 18, 1882, in Elmo, Kaufman County, Texas.
Her mother was a third cousin of President James K. Polk. Mrs. Tullis
graduated from Quanah High School in 1898 and Terrill School in Denton
in 1901. She taught in the Travis County schools from 1901-1903 and
the Austin Public Schools from 1904-1906. In 1906 she was married to
John Ledbetter Tullis, and they were parents of four children.
For ten years, 1912-1,922, the Tullis family lived in Lane County, Oregon,
but returned to Austin in 1922. Mrs. Tullis entered the University of
Texas earning the B.A. degree in 1924, along with a Phi Beta Kappa key,
and in 1927 she took her M.A. degree. Mrs. Tullis taught in the history
department from 1924-1959. Many a successful lawyer in Texas had the
required freshman course in English history under Mrs. Tullis, and
she also taught American history and advanced courses in English history.
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