MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 377
submitted by Neal Carter, October 13, 2007
DEATH OF DR. G. W. FULLIAM
The death of Dr. George W. Fulliam, who had been lying critically ill, at the home of his son, Dr. E. B. Fulliam, since last Sunday, occurred a few minutes before six o’clock last evening. The venerable practitioner was stricken with paralysis while driving home from Sweetland Center and was found unconscious from the attack. He was brought to the city but did not recover consciousness, passing quietly away at the time stated, surrounded by the members of his family.
George W. Fulliam was born in Shelby county, Kentucky, March 24, 1822, and had therefore reached the age of 71 years, 2 months and 7 days at the time of his death. He grew to manhood in his native State, and when fifteen years of age, began the study of medicine. In 1839 he went to Sangamon county, Ills., and while there carried the chain for Abraham Lincoln on a surveying trip. He subsequently attended the Cincinnati Curtis Medical college, from which he graduated in the spring of 1842, in the Eclectic and Botanic system, and afterward attended the Pennsylvania Eclectic College, being graduated in the class of ’48. He came to Iowa in 1843, locating at Wapello, Louisa county, where he staid but a short time, when through the influence of J. A. Parvin and Judge Hastings he came to Muscatine, since which time he had been a resident of this city.
He was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Morford in 1850, who died in 1853. Two children were born to them, Sultana, wife of Martin Bartlett, and Eliza, wife of Rev. F. F. Bond, of Cornwall Pa, he was subsequently united in marriage with Elizabeth Vanatta, who died about two years since. The following children, the result of his second marriage, also survive: Dr. E. B. Fulliam, J. William, Stonewall J., Dr. J. D., Belle and Etta.
The Doctor was the oldest practicing physician in Muscatine at the time of his death and was known to all, both old and young. His death will be regretted by many who highly valued his medical services.
The funeral is appointed to take place Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence of Dr. E. B. Fulliam. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Robertson of the First M. E. church. ---May 31, 1893 (hand written)
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