This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
This excellent gentleman died at his residence, near Alton, Illinois, during the last week of November last, of inflammation of the bowels, in his 50th year. Mrs. Hull, heartbroken by the blow, died four days after. This is a truly great loss to Western horticulture, as few there had so great a knowledge both of the theory and practice of horticulture. He was indeed a continuous student, and to the day of his death was always in the van of progress. Mrs. Hull was also an excellent botanist and entomologist, and had a general love for all that was intelligent. A day spent at their beautiful home, along the Illinois river, some years ago, is so pleasantly seated in the writer's memory, that it forces itself into notice in this paragraph, lamenting their deaths.