|Birth: ||Jun. 15, 1887|
|Death: ||Jul. 3, 1956|
John Wade Fullingim was born 15 June 1887 in Decatur, Wise Co., Texas, the first of eight children to Isaac Foster and Mattie (Golden) Fullingim. Wade went to Indian Territory, Chickasaw Nation (Oklahoma), as a young child with his family. He was only nine years old when his mother, "Mattie," died from "childbirth fever" and was buried near Marrietta, I.T., (Arnoldville Cemetery) in 1897. He and his younger siblings were scattered among his mother's family members in and around Ada, I.T., while his father went to work on the Matador Ranch in West Texas.
Wade was married on Jan 6, 1907, to Myrtle Alice Lowe of Ada, Oklahoma. He spent most of his life in Antlers, Pushmataha County, where he worked as a farmer. For a short interval during the years of the Great Depression, he moved his family by way for Altus, OK, to northwest of Ringwood, Major County, in north central Oklahoma and worked as a tenant farmer near the Carwile community. It is said that he introduced cotton as a crop into this sandy farming terrain. He eventually returned to Antlers and remained there until his retirement.
After retiring Wade and his wife, Myrtle, moved to Oklahoma City in 1954 and resided at 3739 NW 14th. They attended the Wesleyan Methodist Church on Quapaw St. near their residence. Wade was in failing health for four years, due to hardening of the arteries and strokes. He died on a Tuesday afternoon, 3 July 1956, in an Oklahoma City rest home.
Wade and Myrtle were the parents of five children: Furman (1908), Irene (1910), Paul (1915), A.L. "Shorty" (1918), and Marie (1921). He was preceded in death by one of his sons, A.L., who was reported M.I.A. after his Light Cruiser, the U.S.S. Helena, was torpedoed and sank on 6 July 1943 in the Battle of Kula Gulf, Solomon Islands, Pacific Theater of WWII. Wade was survived by his wife, Myrtle, of Oklahoma City; his four children, Furman Fullingim of Enid, Oklahoma, Mrs. J. Floyd (Irene) McDonald of Oklahoma City, Paul Fullingim of Oklahoma City, and Mrs. E.L. (Marie) Leatherwood of Healdton, Oklahoma; and three grandchildren.
John Fletcher Fullingim Sr
Talitha Cumi (Sikes) Fullingim
James Marion Golden
Frances Catherine Hornsby (place of interment not yet confirmed)
Isaac 'Foster' Fullingim (1854 - 1920)
Martha Ann Golden Fullingim (1868 - 1897)
Myrtle Alice Lowe Fullingim (1889 - 1975)
Furman Haskell Fullingim (1908 - 1974)*
Sylvia Irene Fullingim McDonald (1910 - 1990)*
Paul Revere Fullingim (1915 - 1998)*
A. L. Fullingim (1918 - 1943)*
Mattie Marie Fullingim Leatherwood (1921 - 1997)*
John Wade Fullingim (1887 - 1956)
Frances Delitha Fullingim Bond (1888 - 1953)*
Horris Lee Fullingim (1889 - 1893)*
Edgar James Fullingim (1891 - 1971)*
Joe 'Ernest' Fullingim (1893 - 1986)*
Henry Paul Fullingim (1895 - 1982)*
Lou Ada Fullingim Carr (1896 - 1969)*
Created by: J. Michael Fullingim
Record added: Mar 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49805341
Though his namesake, my times spent with him were far too few. He was gone before I turned eight.|
J. Michael Fullingim
Added: Feb. 5, 2011
Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy. -Anonymous|
Added: Apr. 5, 2010