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Submitted by Janis Fulmer


George W. served in the Civil war. He was shot in the Battle of Farmville. He was shot in the leg and was discharged. He and his brother Henry moved to Cherryville, Ks, where they started farming. George married Mary Newcome, daughter of Lyman Hurlburt and Sarah ann Newsam, daughter of William Newsam. Mary was born 1868 in Steuben Co., Addison, N.Y.

George & Mary Fulmer License

Marriage License for George W. & Mary (Newcome) Fulmer, married May 17, 1895

They had one child; Horace Allen Fulmer b. June 30, 1887, in Montgomery co., Ks. George Washington married second to Mary Matteson b. about 1847, in New York. She was the daughter of Horace Matteson and Elizabeth, Betsey, ? Mary Matteson died in Kansas in 1883. there were no children. He married third to Minnie Gross, Oct. 16, 1896. She was the daughter of E. J. Waud of Coffeeville, Ks.

We ran across some problems with this third marriage. We ran across a newspaper clipping talking about Minnie wanting a divorce from G. W. It states that the grounds have been crualty, neglect and she adjuged insane and was sent to the asylum. She alleges that her temorary insanity was caused by the cruel treatment of her husband.


Insanity Said to Have Been Caused by a Husband's Cruel Treatment

Special to the Capital.

Independence, Kan., Nov. 29 - In the district court here today, Minnie M. Fulmer began suit for divorce from her husband, George W. Fulmer, one of the well to do farmers of Cherry township, a prominent Republican and who for four years served as clerk of Montgomery county. They were married in 1896 and Mrs. Fulmer alleges in her petition a great many grounds for divorce, including neglect, failure to support and extreme cruelty. Some time ago Mrs. Fulmer was adjudged insane in probate court and sent to the asylum and she alleges that her temporary insanity was caused by cruel treatment on the part of her husband. The case will be stubbornly fought. 1898


The above is a Western Union Telegraph sent to Henry Fulmer from F. H. Fulmer, notifying him of the death of Washington Fulmer.

George Washington & Margaret Fulmer

Picture of George Washington Fulmer and his mother Margaret Fulmer

Henry & Arthur Fulmer

Pictures of Henry & Arthur Fulmer

G. W. FULMER, COUNTY CLERK - A name identified with the welfare and happiness of Montgomery County is that of G. W. Fulmer, the county clerk. He is a native of New York State, where he was raised, and imbibed those solid principles of love of work and sterling integrity, which have through life distinguished him. He has lived in the county since 1870, and formerly farmed. He is a Mason and a member of the G. A. R. He employs a competent corps of clerks, and runs the office in a first class manner, most satisfactory to the bench, bar and people. (Source: Historical and Descriptive Review of KS, Vol I, the Northern Section 1890, Vol. 2 the Eastern Section)

Horace Allen Fulmer Death Certificate

Above is a copy of Horace Allen Fulmer's Death Certificate - he died February 22, 1956 and was the son of George W. & Mary (Necombe) Fulmer

H. Allen Fulmer's Business Card - Al's Tackle Shop

H. Allen Fulmer's Business Card

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