The Olathe Mirror, Thursday, Oct. 14, 1917, Pg. 1


Death of A. C. Fulton.

  A. C. Fulton died Monday morning, October 1, at 8:00 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ollie Funk, 709 Freeman Ave., Kansas City, Mo.  The funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at Jullen’s Chapel, a short service being coducted by Rev. S. F. Riepma, and burial was made in the Olathe cemetery.

  Mr. Fulton was 77 years of age, having been born August 21, 1840, on a farm near Massillon, Ohio.  When he was about 21 years of age, the family moved to another state, his mother died and he returned to Bucyrus, Ohio, to live with an Uncle and learn the trade of plow making, in which he served an apprenticeship of three years, developing into an expert maker of plows.

  When the war broke out he was one of the first to enlist in Company A, 34th Indiana Infantry and was made a Corporal at once.  He served his time, then re-enlisted, and was mustered out at the end of the war as lieutenant.

  He then went to Hartford City, Ind., and in 1867 was married to Miss Carrie Tancinbaugh and in 1874 came to Olathe, which has been the family home until the death of Mrs. Fulton, January 1st last, when he went to Kansas City to make his home with his adopted daughter, who had lived with him since she was nine months old.

  Mrs. H. N. Hackett of Olathe is the only near relative living.  She is a sister.  Mr. Fulton was a Presbyterian and was a member of the G. A. R. in which he always took a lively interest.  The value of such a life as his cannot be estimated.

  Possessed of a sterling character he wrought mightily in his day and generation.  He was not great in the sense that the world accords greatness, but was great in that he did well those small duties of which the busy life is composed.  He was a man of high personal character and such as he always leaves a wholesome influence upon the community in which he has lived.