Fulton Obituaries

These FULTON obituaries have been kindly submitted by Ernie Fulton.

Geneva Courier Tue. Jun 21 1842 Page 3 Column 1

Died - In Seneca on the 26th Inst., Miss REBECCA, daughter of Mr.
HUGH FULTON, aged 31 years.

Geneva Courier Tue. Evening Jul. 5, 1842

 The Fourth - Melancholy Casualty

It becomes our painful duty to record, in connection with the festivities of the fourth, one of the most melancholy accidents which has for many years befallen our village.  In the evening, after the usual ceremonies of the day were over, a large and dense assemblage was collected at the head of Seneca Street, and in front of the bank, extending themselves in both directions along Main street, in order to witness the fire works which, as report went, were to be of an unusually brilliant and effective character.  Rockets had been provided, some of them of a very large kind; weighing, as was said, six pounds; as also, serpents and other exhibitions of the pyrotechnic art, and the eager curiosity of the multitude drew them very closely around the staging erected for the purpose of exhibition.  Not more than four or five of the rockets, however, had been discharged, when a spark of fire, accidentally communicated with the box or basket containing the fire works and the whole were in a moment in a blaze.  The rockets lying in a horizontal position, flew of course in the same direction; and the staging was of such a height as give them a direction the most destructive to human life. Such was their force that one of them, at a distance of forty rods, penetrating a house.  Most of the injuries were inflicted by these missiles.  The following are the names of the persons injured:

Joseph D. Fulton, killed;
John Easter, of the firm of Moser & Easter, rib broken, severe concussion of lungs and other organs. But feeble hopes are entertained of his recovery; 
Mr. Easter’s son, a lad, severe contusion of the side and injury of eye and face; 
George Hanford, penetrating wound of back part of arm, near the shoulder, some three inches deep; not dangerous;
Mrs. Scott, severe contusion of upper part of shoulder;
Mrs. Quackenbush, daughter of Mr. J. D. Fulton. Concussion of brain from missile striking forehead;
Dimick, a lad, injury of side, and concussion of lungs;
Mrs. Fulton, injury of back from fright and fall;
Mrs. Snelling, contusion of chest- [a corset board, for once, proving the means, probably, of saving life.]
Some four or five others were slightly injured.

The previous exercises of the day were of an order equal, if not superior, to any thing which we have for many years witnessed.  The oration, by Mr. Whiting, a neat and finished production, embodying wholesome truth, well expressed and emphatically delivered, gave, we believe, universal satisfaction. The music at the church also, was a matter of general commendation and remark. The procession was well conducted; the Torch Light exhibition at night, (suspended though it very properly was the moment the extent of the accident became generally known.) was one of the most beautiful displays which we ever witnessed: - and under the skillful arrangements of the Steamboat Company, thousands were enabled to enjoy a sail upon the Lake.

But the fearful and unexpected calamity of the evening, cast a gloom over the minds and hearts of all, and the multitude almost immediately dispersed to their homes, solemnly impressed with that great lesson, which we are all of us too apt to forget, that  “in the midst of life we are in death.”

Mr. Easter is since dead, having lingered about thirty hours.

Geneva Courier Tue. Sept. 5 1843 Page 2 Column 7

Died - In the village on Wednesday evening last, Mrs. MARY ANN
FULTON, wife of JAMES M. FULTON, aged 29 years.

Geneva Gazette Sat Sept. 4 1847 # 36 Page 3 Column 1

Died - On the 24th ult., Joseph, son of JOSEPH and ELIZA ANN
FULTON, aged 23 days.

Geneva Courier Wed Sept. 8 1847 Page 3 Column 2 

Died - On the 24th ult. An infant son of J. & ELIZA ANN FULTON.

Geneva Gazette Fri. May 18 1849 Page 3 Column 2

Died - In Seneca on the 9th inst. (suddenly) Mr. JAMES FULTON -
One of the first settlers of this town - aged 80 y’rs.

Geneva Gazette Fri. Sept. 28 1849 Page 3 Column 2

Died - In Seneca, on the 20th inst., Miss MARGARET FULTON, aged 39 years.

Geneva Gazette Fri. l 18 1862 # 16 Page 3 Column 3

Died - In Phelps, on the 15th inst., Mr. JOSEPH FULTON formerly
and for many years a resident of this town aged 79 years.

Geneva Gazette Fri. Nov. 26 1875 #48 Page 3 Column 5

Died - FULTON - In Geneva, on the 25th inst., ROBERT C., son of
HUGH and GERTRUDE FULTON, aged nearly four years.

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