Leonard H. Fulton (23 May 1857-13 June 1946)
In the death of Leonard Harding Fulton, 89, who died at the home of his only daughter, Mrs. Vera Garrison on Silver St., June 13, removed the oldest settler of Mars Hill.
Born in Greenfield. N. B. in 1857, son of Robert and Martha Fulton, Harding came to Mars Hill with his parents when ten years of age. They settled on the old homestead farm adjoining the farm Harding cleared later of virgin maple trees, and where he lived until a few years ago when he sold the farm to his two sons, Ray and Fay. He was next to the last living of a family of 12 children, a sister, Mrs. Stella Blackden, Gray Maine being the last remaining one of the family.
Mr. Fulton married Annie Bartley of Centreville, NB., and to this union five sons and one daughter were born, the eldest son, Forest, dying at the age of six years. Mrs. Fulton died 14 years ago.
Surviving are a sister, Stella Blackden, the last of a family of 12; an only daughter, Mrs. Vera Garrison, four sons, Beecher, Leo, Fay and Ray; 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, June 16th at the United Baptist church, Rev. Earl W Beal, pastor, officiating, assisted by a male quartet. Robert Shaw, Murray Shaw, Jr., Clarence Keegan and Luther Bubar, with Mrs. Luther Bubar at the piano.
Bearers were Lee Shaw. Russell Paget, Amos Sennett, John and Charles Boyd and Ford Graham. Burial was in King’s Grove cemetery.
The large floral offering was in charge of Ola Kearney, Louise Smith, Madeline Keegan and Janet McCrum.
[Name variation: Harden Fulton]