James W. Fulton
James W. Fulton of Blaine passed away at the home of his only daughter, Mrs. Bert Tapley, on Tuesday, April 26, aged 79 years, 3 months and 26 days. Although he had been in failing health for some years, his last illness was only about four weeks being confined to his bed just for a part of the time. During his illness he was tenderly cared for by his daughter and members of her family and his last days were made as comfortable as possible, considering his age and the nature of his illness, being a serious complication for which there proved to be no cure.
Mr. Fulton was born in Bridgewater in December 30, 1841. His parents moved to Carleton County, N.B., when he was a small child, living there until 1868, when he, together with his parents and other members of their family moved to Mars Hill. The year following, on May 9, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Mary Ann Shaw. To this union two children were born, Evelyn, with whom he lived and Phoebe, who died in infancy.
They lived for a time on what is now known as the Fossey place, then removing to the East Ridge Road, where he settled down and cleared a new farm, and with his wife bravely surmounting the trials and difficulties, incident to pioneer life, caring faithfully for those entrusted to his guidance, kind and supportive to those who needed his assistance. Here they lived in comfortable circumstances. Some years after the marriage of their daughter, the farm was transferred to his son-in-law, Bert L. Tapley, who sold out and moved to West Blaine. There in united effort, a fine farm was made and it was here that Mrs. Fulton died about 10 years ago. Later, they moved to Blaine Village where surrounded with comfort his last days were spent. He received thorough care and attention, which every old person, especially those who always worked hard and tried to help others, justly deserves. He was the oldest of a family of twelve, seven of whom survives him, E.J. Fulton, of Cass Lake, Minn., Dr. A.J. Fulton of Blaine, L.H. Fulton of Mars Hill and George W. Fulton of Jacksonville, Florida, also Mrs. R.L. Bell, Mrs. Alice Larrabee and Mrs. F.A. Blackden. Mr. Fulton was a member of the First Free Baptist Church organized in Mars Hill about 45 years ago and at the time of his death was a member of the same denomination at Blaine Village. Funeral services were held from his church home, Rev. B.C. Bubar presiding, Mr. Delbert Bell acted as manager and four nephews as pall bearers. They were Roy and Urban Bell, Leon Blackden and Leo Fulton. Beautiful selections were finely rendered by a choir consisting of Mrs. Jessie Beals, Frank Tapley, Mrs. Amy Hutchington and Lee Beals, with Mrs. Clara Lowell as organist.
The floral offerings were beautiful. A pillow bearing the word ‘Father’ from the family and a wreath from the brothers and sisters bearing the word ‘Brother’ were silent tokens of regard. Also, flowers from the Grange and Rebekahs. The sympathy of many friends is extended to those who mourn the loss of a loving father, grandparent and brother. Interment was made in the Kings Grove Cemetery.
Rest thou in peace dear Brother
All your sorrows and care are over
We hope to meet you in the morning
Where life’s parting come no more.
Mars Hill View, May 12, 1921