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Walter Fulford
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1860
New Bern
Craven County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 1944
New Bern
Craven County
North Carolina, USA

Joseph and Sarah Fulford's sixth son, Walter (1860-1944), married Florence Elizabeth Berry in March 1890, and they had five children: Richard, Sarah, Florence, William Clarence, and Gerald. Richard married Thelma Credle, and their only surviving child is Florence Fulford Moore. A son, Richard Berry Fulford, Jr., died at birth. Florence Fulford Moore has undertaken family biographical research. See

New Bern Sun Journal

Following reoccuring heart attacks covering a period of the past year and growing more severe, Walter Fulford, 84, died Wednesday night at his home in this city. He had been confined to his home since Monday, at which time he suffered a severe attack.

Funeral services were held from the home Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock by Rev. Charles Williams, rector of Christ Episcopal church of which Mr. Fulford was a member, and interment in Cedar Grove cemetery followed.

For forty-three years, probably for more years than any other person in North Carolina, Mr. Fulford had served as a magistrate. He was widely-known throughout Craven and adjoining counties. A native New Bernian, the son of the late Joseph and Sarah Fulford, he had at various times during his long residence here been engaged in the hotel, insurance, drug, and railroad business. He knew New Bern's history and was interested in the city's advancement.

Failing health ended his study for the Episcopal ministry when he was a young man. He spent some time in western North Carolina in recuperating. His health again failed while he was studying law with the late Judge C. Owen Guion and Judge Manly.

Survivors include two daughters of Conway, S. C.; two sons, both of New Bern, and four grandchildren.

Son of Sarah Hyman and Joseph Fulford.

He married in Craven Co., NC, March 26, 1890, Florence E. Berry.

They were listed in the 1900 US Census on Pasteur Steet, New Bern, Craven Co., NC, as Walter Fulford, head, 40, Painter, b. Oct 1860; Florence Fulford, wife, 43, b. Nov 1866, 4 children, 4 living; Richard Fulford, son, 10, b. Dec 1890; Sarrah Fulford, dau, 8, b. Dec 1892; Florence Fulford, dau, 6, b. Nov 1894; and Clarence Fulford, son, 2, b. Mar 1898; all born in NC.

They were listed in the 1910 US Census in New Bern, Craven Co., NC, as Walter Fulford, head, 48; Florrie Fulford, wife, 43; Richard B. Fulford, son, 19; Sarrah E. Fulford, dau, 17; Florence M. Fulford, dau, 15; and William C. Fulford, son, 12; all born in NC.

They were listed in the 1930 US Census in New Bern, Craven Co., NC, as Walter Fulford, head, 69; Florence Fulford, wife, 62; Richard B. Fulford, son, 39; and Clarence W. Fulford, son, 32; all born in NC.

Walter was listed in the 1940 US Census in New Bern, Craven Co., NC, as Walter Fulford, father, 80, widowed, in the household of his son Richard B. Fulford.

He was a Justice of Peace.

He died at age 84, widowed; buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery November 9, 1944.

They had children:
1. Richard B. Fulford, b. Dec 1890
2. Sarah E. Fulford, b. Dec 1892
3. Florence M. Fulford, b. Nov 1894
4. Clarence William Fulford, b. Mar 1898

Family links: 
  Joseph Fulford (1817 - 1885)
  Sarah Frances Hyman Fulford (1822 - 1882)
  Florence Elizabeth Berry Fulford (1866 - 1934)
  Richard B. Fulford (1890 - 1971)*
  Florence Marion Fulford Deppe (1894 - 1971)*
  William Clarence Fulford (1898 - 1967)*
  Samuel Hyman Fulford (1848 - 1848)*
  William Clarence Fulford (1849 - 1873)*
  Mary Annie Fulford Bogart (1851 - 1922)*
  Susan Helen Fulford (1855 - 1856)*
  Enoch Fulford (1855 - 1856)*
  Charles Ward Fulford (1857 - 1866)*
  Laura Fulford (1859 - 1859)*
  Walter Fulford (1860 - 1944)
  Herbert Fulford (1863 - 1864)*
  Emma Fulford (1864 - 1899)*
  Ernest Fulford (1866 - 1867)*
*Calculated relationship
Cedar Grove Cemetery
New Bern
Craven County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Bernd Doss
Record added: May 19, 2008
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Walter Fulford
Added by: Bernd Doss
Walter Fulford
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