Samuel Fulton Colville

Brief Life History of Samuel Fulton

When Samuel Fulton Colville was born on 6 October 1856, in Benton, Arkansas, United States, his father, Marvel Duncan Colville, was 26 and his mother, Matilda Caroline Vaughn, was 19. He married Clara M. Glass on 21 November 1886, in Hill, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Hill, Texas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 3, Hill, Texas, United States in 1910. He died on 12 July 1936, in Hillsboro, Hill, Texas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Ridge Park Cemetery, Hillsboro, Hill, Texas, United States.

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Samuel Fulton Colville
Clara M. Glass
Marriage: 21 November 1886
Ruby Earl Colville
C Lily Colville

Sources (17)

  • Samuel Colville in household of Dunkin Colville, "United States Census, 1870"
  • S F Colville, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • S F Colville, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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World Events (8)


Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Colleville in Seine-Maritime, France, named with the Scandinavian personal name Koli (see Cole 2) + Old French ville ‘settlement, village’. The Scottish branch of the family were descended from Philip de Colville, who came to Scotland as a household knight of kings Malcolm IV (1153–65) and William ‘the Lion’ (1165–1214).

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

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