William Jewett Fulkerson

31 August 1850–28 June 1895 (Age 44)
Benton, Benton, Yates, New York, United States

The Life Summary of William Jewett

When William Jewett Fulkerson was born on 31 August 1850, in Benton, Benton, Yates, New York, United States, his father, Caleb Fulkerson, was 41 and his mother, Cordelia Webster, was 38. He married Winnifred E. Tupper on 16 February 1882, in Fenton, Genesee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Big Flats, Chemung, New York, United States in 1860 and Milo, Yates, New York, United States in 1865. He died on 28 June 1895, in Saginaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 44.

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William Jewett Fulkerson
Winnifred E. Tupper
Marriage: 16 February 1882
Caleb Farleigh Fulkerson

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World Events (7)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party
Age 4
A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
Age 13
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 13
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Volkertsen, a north German patronymic from Volkert .

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

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Sources (10)

  • William J Fulkerson in household of Caleb Fulkerson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William J Fulkerson in household of Caleb Fulkerson, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • William Fulkerson in household of Caleb Fulkerson, "New York, State Census, 1855"

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