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.