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Samuel L. Fulton

The following was extracted from Where The Trails Cross - Volume 26:1 Fall of 1995
By Brad L. Bettenhausen

Blue Island Sun-Standard - September 1916

Samuel L Fulton, for many years Supervisor of Bremen township, passed away Sunday (3 Sep 1916) at his home near Tinley Park after a short illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday (6 Sep 1916) afternoon at 2 o'clock from the late residence, Rev. ladwig of Tinley park, an old friend of the deceased, preaching the funeral service. Blue Island lodge No. 716, A.F. & A.M. of which Mr. Fulton had been a member since 1891, then took charge of the services, a quartet singing "Lead Kindly Light" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." The Masonic services at the grave were beautiful and impressive.

The profusion of flowers from a large circle of sympathizing friends showed the respect in which the deceased was held. Besides a number of set pieces, among which were a beautiful pillow from the Masons, and large wreaths from the township of Bremen and the employees at Schmitt Bros.` store, there were numerous other wreaths and sprays.

A number of relatives from Gary, Joliet, Morris, Mokena, Chicago and Blue Island attended the funeral.

Mr. Fulton was born in Tinley Park July 16, 1846. On July 16, 1874 he was married to Miss Jennie McMurray of Aurora. He was a devoted husband and kind and loving father. He was a man of staunch character and pleasing personality and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. As an officeholder he was honest, capable and efficient, and was ever untiring in his efforts to make life a little less hard for sorrowing individuals to bear. In short, he was a true friend to all.

Deceased is survived by his wife, two sons - Albert of Tinley Park and James of Blue Island; and two daughters - Mrs. Herman Siemsen and Mrs. Charles Mayfing, both of Tinley Park.


Although the obituary does not state where Mr. Fulton was buried, the original burial was at Batchelor Grove Cemetery. Mr. Fulton, his wife Jennie, and son-in-law Charles Mayfing were reinterred at First Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois.