Persis Hilton Fulford

Female23 May 1914–22 March 2003

Brief Life History of Persis Hilton

When Persis Hilton Fulford was born on 23 May 1914, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, her father, Joseph Walton Fulford, was 34 and her mother, Mary Persis Holman, was 35. She married Revilo Albert Bowen on 11 August 1932. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Election Precinct 10 Fairhope and Zundels, Baldwin, Alabama, United States in 1940 and Fairhope, Washington, Alabama, United States in 1981. She died on 22 March 2003, in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Stapleton, Baldwin, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Revilo Albert Bowen
Persis Hilton Fulford
Marriage: 11 August 1932
Clark Everett Bowen
Revilo Francis Bowen

Sources (14)

  • Persis Bowen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Persis Fulford in entry for Philip R Forrest and Mary Bowen, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Persis H Fulford in household of Joseph W Fulford, "United States Census, 1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 August 1932
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 2

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

    Age 8

    The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.


    Age 27

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning


    habitational name from one or more of the numerous places so named in Devon, such as Fulford in Tiverton, Great Fulford in Dunsford, Fullaford in High Bray, Fulford Bridge in Shebbear, Fullaford in Sampford Courtenay, and Fullaford in Buckfastleigh.

    habitational name from one or more of the various places so called elsewhere in England, such as Fulford (Staffordshire), Fulford in Kingston Saint Mary (Somerset), Gate Fulford and Water Fulford (both East Yorkshire), Fulfords Farm in Itchingfield (Sussex), and Fulforth in Witton Gilbert (Durham). All places in 1 above and 2 are named from Old English fūl ‘dirty, muddy’ + ford ‘ford’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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