Obituary: Emma Turner Fulton

Mrs. Emma S. Fulton (Aug 1862-25 March 1925)

Mrs. Emma S. Fulton, wife of former Senator Dr. A. J. Fulton. passed away Wednesday just after 1 o’clock, March 25, following a  lingering illness of several months, at her home in Blaine, during which  time the best medical assistance in the state was summoned in consultation with local  physicians, but to no avail. Services took place at the home Friday afternoon at 3:30. Rev. Albert J. Parkins, pastor  or the  local church at which the deceased was a mem­ber, officiating. Mrs. Fulton, who was 68 years of age, was born in Bridgewater,    the daughter    of Otis    and Elizabeth    Haycock    Turner.  Her father,  until   he  became   crippled, was    a prominent    and    influential lumberman and farmer in  that sec­tion.     Mrs.    Fulton’s    girlhood was spent in her  home town,  attending Houlton  Academy,  which  later  be­came Ricker Classical Institute, fol­lowing which time she was a teach­er in the   public schools   until  she became the  wife  of  Dr.  A. J.  Ful­ton, who was then a practicing phy­sician in   Bridgewater,    where they remained for three or four years be­fore coming to Blaine.     Mrs. Fulton was a woman of very keen intellect and soon became prominent in the community.    A woman  of  excellent  judgment, her opinions were readily sought  on   various  questions  of importance.     She  was a Past Noble Grand   of  Alva  Rebekah   Lodge,    a Past Grand   Matron    of    Friendship Chapter  of  the Eastern  Star, and  a devoted  member of  both orders.  At the time of her death she was sec­retary  of the local chapter,   which office she had held tor the past four­teen  years.    She was also  president of the Ladles’ Aid of the Methodist Episcopal Church at the time of her death.   She was an efficient member of   the.  Mars   Hill   and   Blaine   Wo­men’s Club and  of the Women’s Re­publican Club,    in all of which  or­ganizations  she   was   ever  an  ardent worker.    She will be greatly missed in the community   of which she has been a part for the past 35 years.

Two children were born to Dr. and Mrs. Fulton, Elwyn M., who is a prominent druggist in Mars Hill. and & daughter  Anita, who died 15 years ago. She has two surviving brothers, Jeremiah Turner of South Hancock, who is well advanced in years, and James Turner of Richmond. Two other brothers, Otis and John, who resided in the West, died recently; and one sister surviving, Mrs. Thomas Buckley of Bridgewa­ter. Mrs. Fulton was the youngest of those living.

Funeral services were held for the late Mrs. Emma S. Fulton, wife of former Senator, Dr. A. J. Fulton of Maine at 3.30 o’clock Friday afternoon. The day was beautiful and the house was filled with the numerous friends, many of whom were unable to get into the house and stood on the veranda. Rev. Albert L. Perkins officiated, assisted by Rev. G. L. Pressey of Ft. Fairfield, the former pastor of the local Methodist Church, and Rev. P. C. Clark of the United Baptist Church. Mrs. Floyd McIntyre beautifully rendered “No Burdens Yonder”, accompanied by Mr. McIntyre at the piano. Following the service of the church, the Burial Service of the Order of the Eastern Star was carried out in a very impressive manner by officers and members of Friendship Chapter, of which the deceased was a charter member. The profusion of beautiful flowers were silent tributes of the innumerable friends of the deceased. Among the set pieces were tributes from Alva Rebekah Lodge, Friendship Chapter O. E. S., W. C. T. U. , the Methodist Church and Ladies’Aid and many others.

The pall bearers were Ivan Boobar and C. A. Small from the church and W. E. Robinson and Nelson Dority representing the Star. Funeral arrangements were in charge of W. S. Redman of the R. W. Wight Co., and interment was made at the Blaine Cemetery. All the stores and business places in the two towns closed during the services, out of respect for one long prominent in connection with affairs of the town. Among the out of town people in attendance at the services were Rev. and Mrs. G. L. Pressey of Ft. Fairfield, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Buckley of Bridgewater and many from Robinson.

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One Response to Obituary: Emma Turner Fulton

  1. Carol says:

    Thank you so much for uploading this. Emma was my second cousin three times removed.

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