Sunday, January 11, 2015

Isabelle Burnett - Part 3

Isabelle Burnett Tullis is the 9th child of Alfred and Julia Burnett. This is part 3 of information concerning Isabelle.  Part 1 can be found clicking here.  Part 2 here.

Isabelle “Belle” Burnett Tullis is buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Houston, Texas.  Her grave is located in the Strangers Rest area, Section 41, Space 1.[1] The odd thing is – her grave marker reads Elizabeth Tullis.[2]

I have spoken with the cemetery office and have also researched the online cemetery records. All of the cemetery records that can be located record her name as Belle Tullis.

There is another instance where the name Elizabeth Tullis was used and that was on her son Ocie L. Tullis’s death certificate.  Ocie died 32 years after his mother and his death certificate records her name as Elizabeth Burnett.

Could it be over the years after Isabelle’s death that descendants lost track of her name?  Maybe the headstone was placed years after she died and the descendants had forgotten her name?

Belle Tullis, Hollywood Cemetery Interment Record, Footnote 1.

Belle Tullis Grave Marker. Footnote 2.

Ocie Tullis Death Certificate. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013.

[1] "Texas, Houston, Historic Hollywood Cemetery Records, 1895-2008," images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 January 2015), Record of single interments 1904-1941 vol BX > image 64 of 107; Historic Hollywood Cemetery, Houston.

[2] Isabelle Burnett Tullis headstone, Find A Grave Memorial # 29150222, photo by Erika Velez.

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