Adonijah Fulton - Obituary
NIGE FULTON IS BURIED HERE SATURDAY P. M.
Former "Grand Old Man" of Peterson Dies at Hospital in Minneapolis Thursday
Adonijah Fulton, familiarly called "Nige" wherever he was known, died at the Veterans hospital at Minneapolis, Thursday, Oct. 4, and he was buried at Peterson, Saturday afternoon, Oct. 6th. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church and were in charge of Rev. O. P. Mueller, of Stanhope, assisted by Revs. Rasmussen and Hyde, of Peterson. Rev. Mueller, a former pastor here and the man who preached the funeral sermon of Mrs. Fulton, some years ago, delivered a very fitting sermon for Mr. Fulton. The floral offerings were profuse and very pretty and a large crowd attended the services to pay homage to a former beloved citizen. Music was furnished by a quartet composed of Mrs. R. B. Anderson, Mrs. Roy A. Jarnigan, A. L. Blackmer and R. B. Anderson. The body lay in state during the services, attended by a guard of honor from the American Legion post here, of which Nige was an honorary member. Masons, Eastern Stars and Legion boys all attended in a body. The services at the grave were a combination Masonic and Legion service. When the Mason boys finished with their ritual the Legion boys took charge. A farewell salute was fired and Legionnaire Earl Tuttle sounded taps. Every store and business place in Peterson was closed for an hour and a half during the services. Pall bearers were Dr. W. N. Gaston, Lee Brown, R. E. Sitz, S. H. Wareham, Leo Steckmest and C. E. Batcheler.
Relatives here for the Nige Fulton funeral Saturday were Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Johnson of Jordan, Minnesota, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Robinson of Davenport, Iowa, a granddaughter, Ethel Dunkelbarger and daughter Doris of Sioux Falls, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Evert Peterson and husband of Cherokee. Warren Fulton of Glenburn, North Dakota, arrived Saturday on the train too late for the funeral.
Adonijah Fulton was born on a farm in the township of Lisbon, St. Lawrence County, New York, July 3, 1840. He was the son of Adonijah and Irene Robinson Fulton. There were fourteen children in that family, of which Adonijah was the eighth child. All the others have preceded him in death. He grew to manhood in St. Lawrence county, and at the outbreak of the Civil War, he volunteered and enlisted on the 27th day of July, 1863 in the 106th New York Infantry, Company D. He served with this company until the close of the war. His action in the war was in the Army of the Potomac in Virginia. He first served under General Kelley in the eighth army corps and in 1864 was transferred to the Third Division, First Brigade, under General Wright and brigade commander, Col Shaw. He saw action in the Battle of Rappahannock, the Battle of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, Story Creek (under Sheridan), Fisher Hill, and was in the Army which annihilated Gen. Early's forces at Cedar Creek. He was with Gen. Meade at the capture of Richmond and was at Appomattox courthouse at the surrender of Lee. A few days after the surrender of Lee, which on the march from Appomattox to Danville, North Carolina, he heard of the assassination of President Lincoln. He was mustered out on July 22nd, 1865 in Ogdensburg, New York, at the Seymour House.
Mr. Fulton was married to Loretta Wallace, February 7th, 1866. There were eight children born to them, of whom five are now living and three have preceded him in death. Mrs. Fulton died December 31st, 1917 in Peterson, and was buried in the cemetery here.
Mr. and Mrs. Fulton moved from New York to Iowa, May 5th, 1868. They lived one year at Boone after which they homesteaded in Elk Township, Buena Vista County. This was in 1870. He purchased land and moved from Buena Vista county to Cherokee county, shortly after. He moved to the town of Peterson in 1915, and resided here until June, 1926 at which time he moved to Cambridge, Minnesota.
Mr. Fulton joined the Masons in the town of Waddington, New York, Feb. 2nd, 1863 and was a member in good standing at the time of his death. He was a charter member of Jewell Lodge, Storm Lake Iowa, which was organized in 1873. He was also a member of Welcome Lodge, No. 536, Peterson, and a member of the Wild Rose chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. He was an honorary member of the American Legion at Peterson and at Cambridge, Minnesota.
He died at the Veteran's Hospital, Minneapolis, Oct. 4, 1934, at the age of 94 years, 3 months and one day. He suffered a fall on Sept. 28th of this year and injured his hip. That accident with his advanced age was the direct cause of this death.
He is survived by three sons and two daughters. They are Warren Fulton of of Glenburn, North Dakota, Lawrence Fulton of Richmond Heights, Washington, Otto L. Fulton, of Peterson, Mrs. Walter Robinson of Davenport, and Mrs. G. J. Johnson of Jordan, Minnesota. He is also survived by fifteen grandchild, ____teen great grandchildren and ______ great-great grandchildren. _____ Fulton, Oscar Burr and Ida preceded their father in death.
__________________Mrs. Mae Story attended the funeral services for Nige Fulton at Peterson
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