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Aaron Fullerton
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Birth: Nov., 1851
Death: Jun. 20, 1901
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Aaron Fullerton was the second husband of my great great grandma Mary, and the step father of my great grandma Rosena Kimpel. Together he and his wife Mary were the parents of Laurence, George and Lavinia, as well as Jane, who died before she was a year old. Aaron (sometimes spelled Aron) Fullerton passed away when he was only 49 years old.

There was more than one Aaron Fullerton in Pennsylvania during his life, so it's hard to be sure I am tracing the right gent. In 1860, looking at Philadelphia's census, we see him in a mixed household and only one person there shares his surname, his probable father (a ship carpenter) Isaac, age 35 to his young age 8 which fits our Aaron. Isaac was born in Pennsylvania as was his probable son Aaron. From working on another Fullerton, a single lady Elizabeth Fullerton, I know Elizabeth was Isaac's sister and her death certificate states her parents were Aaron and Louisa so probably Isaac's were as well. That would mean our line goes

Aaron and Louisa had Isaac and Elizabeth,

Isaac and his (now unknown) wife had another Aaron, my gent.

There is yet another Isaac Fullerton, age 1 on this census, so born about 1859, living in the same ward in yet another mixed household where no one shares his surname, and the head of this household is a 60 year old lady, Mary Reinhart. I do not know for certain if this baby Isaac is connected, but it makes me wonder if my Aaron's mom died, his dad keeping him since he was age 8, but farming out the other young child since he would require much more attention... but this is speculation only.

Still, it's pretty good speculation. I found more census data for this then-child, born about 1859. He's on the 1910 census, age 50, just across the river in Camden, New Jersey. A divorced bartender working in a saloon, his full name is given as "Isaac C. Fullerton" which is identical to his probable father, which makes it that much more probable this Isaac is my Aaron's brother. He appears there again on the 1920 census.

The 1870 census shows a young man of the right age working as a confectioner's apprentice in Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. While he's the right age, it does seem a bit of a distance from Philadelphia. If this is him, at the age of 18, he is not living with his family.

Currently I cannot find my Aaron on the 1880 census.

According to the 1900 census, Aaron Fullerton was a boilermaker. He and my great great grandma Mary lived at 4866 Ogle Street. The household shows their sons George R (b. July 1894) and Lawrence (b. Feb. 1899) as well as Mary's children from her first marriage, now Aaron's stepchildren - John F. Kimpel (b. January 1884, working as a plush folder, probably at a mill), Francis N. Kimpel (b. August 1886), Rosena Kimpel (my great grandma, b. Feb. 1888) and Mary E. Kimpel (b. July 1889). The family rents the home.

Aaron died of "croupous pneumonia" which Webster's online says is "an acute affection characterized by sudden onset with a chill, high fever, rapid course, and sudden decline; -- also called lobar pneumonia, from its affecting a whole lobe of the lung at once."

Aaron passed on at Saint Timothy's Hospital, which I had never heard of before. It turns out that it was the predecessor of Roxborough Memorial Hospital. It was begun in 1890 when J. Vaughn and Sophia Merrick, parishoners of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, donated $10,000 to establish Memorial Hospital and House of Mercy of St. Timothy's Church to care for the people of the Roxborough area. In 1896, the hospital name was changed to St. Timothy's Memorial Hospital and House of Mercy, Roxborough, and in 1920 its name was changed to Memorial Hospital, Roxborough.

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  Isaac C Fullerton (____ - 1902)
  Mary E Merkert Turvey (1864 - 1933)
  Jane Gumphert Fullerton (1896 - 1896)*
*Calculated relationship
Leverington Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: sr/ks
Record added: Nov 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31857807
Aaron Fullerton
Added by: sr/ks
Aaron Fullerton
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