Obituary: A J Fulton

Presque Isle Star Herald

Dr. Aaron J. Fulton (09 Apr 1851– April 21, 1941)
Dr. Aaron J. Fulton, 90, second oldest man in the town of Blaine, passed away on Monday at his home in Blaine. He was born in Wicklow, New Brunswick, moving to Mars hill when he was seventeen years of age. He graduated from Houlton Academy, now Ricker Classical
Institute in 1883 and from the University of Vermont Medical College in 1890 and began the practice of medicine in Bridgewater.In 1893 he moved to Blaine, where he owned and operated the “Corner Drug Store” for forty years. He was married twice, in 1883 to Emma Turner, who died in 1925 and to Caroline Hamline in 1926.
He taught school for many years in Mars Hill, Blaine, Bridgewater and Monticello, and in Houlton in 1888, when the late James Archibald was superintendent of schools there.

He held many office in both Mars Hill and Blaine, among them being superintendent of schools in both towns and was town clerk in Blaine for about twenty years. When the board of Trustees of Aroostook Central Institute was incorporated in 1906, he was elected vice president and three years later president of the board,
which office he held for many years. Aroostook Central Institute never had a truer friend than Dr. Fulton.

He was prominent in Masonic bodies and among the Odd Fellows. A large number of masons attended his funeral and held burial services. Early in life he joined the Baptist church and was interested in its welfare all his life. Politically he was a Republican, serving his party in the legislature in 1905 and 1907, and in the State Senate in
1915 and 1917.

Besides his wife, he leaves his son Ellwyn Fulton of Houlton, one brother, Harden Fulton of Mars Hill, and a sister, Mrs. Stella Blackden of Gray. His only daughter, Nita, died in her senior year at Aroostook Central Institute, being a blow which he and Mrs. Fulton never recovered.

Funeral services were on Wednesday at the Baptist Church in Blaine, with the Rev. George Hammond of the Mars Hill church and the Rev. Perley Sloat, Blaine pastor conducting. Music was by the men’s quartet of the Mars Hill Church with Mrs. Fred Hanson their accompanist. Masonic honors were accorded Dr. Fulton. Burial in the Tapley Cemetery in Blaine.

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