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Alonzo Alkony Fuller

Male 1890 - 1967  (77 years)


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  • Name Alonzo Alkony Fuller  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 1 Jul 1890  Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Dec 1967  Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Buried Hemphill City Cemetery, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • In her weekly Sabine County Reporter column, "On the Bright Side", Mary Howell wrote that she remembered Alonzo and Emma Fuller. "Mrs. Emma was a school teacher and she influenced the lives of hundreds of Hemphill students. Alonzo was a carpenter and he built several homes in the Hemphill area including the one hundred and nine year old house that I live in now." (Page 4, July 18, 2007).


      The following information was extracted from his obituary:  "Lonzo Fuller died at 9 am December 20, 1967 in St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, where he had been for three weeks. He was a lifelong resident of Sabine County and a member of a pioneer family in this region. He was a retired building contractor. He was survived by his (second) wife, Jeannette Wright Fuller, his daughter Mrs. Lexie Smith of Akron, Ohio, his granddaughter, two brothers Joe and Hermann Fuller both of the Rosevine Community, four sisters Mrs. Nina McLemore of San Augustine, Mrs. Ethly (sic) Eddings of Rosevine, Mrs. Bertha Fuller (sic) of Conroe and Mrs. Tera Coussons (sic) of Carthage. His funeral services were held 2:30 pm Thursday, December 21 in the First Baptist Church in Hemphill. The Reverend Clarence Howell, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Boling, Texas, and the Rev. Tommy Long, pastor of the Newton Church of God, officiated. He was buried in Hemphill cemetery under the direction of Starr Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Leon Adickes, Lon Wright, Oscar Pate, Dan Prado, Joe Howard and Louis McDonald."
                   According to "A Pictorial History of Sabine County, Texas", Mrs. Alonzo Fuller was a fifth grade teacher at Hemphill in 1941. Per William Kent Anderson, she was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University. This book instead shows Lonzo's name as Lonzo Alcony Fuller. On one census for Sabine County, he was shown as "Lawrence A" instead of Alonzo. This Federal Census also had the number "2" in the column for U-C Vet. Army/Navy.
    • (Medical):See attached sources. [3]
    Person ID I609  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Joseph Thomas Fuller,   b. 4 Nov 1869, Malvern, Hot Springs County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1950, Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Viola "Ola" Fullen,   b. 29 Feb 1872, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1907, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 22 May 1889  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7, 8
    • J.T. Fuller and Viola Fullen were married by S.D. Harp, J.P. Beat No 6, Sabine County, Texas on May 22, 1889. A copy of their marriage certificate was filed on the 8th day of June, 1889 by W.T. Arnold, County Clerk for Sabine County.

      In his "Farm Corner" column (clipping not dated), Joe Combs wrote:  "Recently (I) had the pleasure of meeting Lonzo A. Fuller of Hemphill. He was at the desk of Otis A. Fullen, president of the Security State Bank. The thought occurred that changing the last letter of either name would change the name to either Fuller or Fullen. Being a little curious a few questions were asked, and it developed that Mr. Fuller and Mr. Fullen are related. "Yes," said Mr. Fullen, "we came from the same stock. In fact, Mr. Fuller's great grandfather was also my great grandfather. Right there the Fullers and the Fullens got mixed up in such a way that most of them in the Hemphill region are kinfolk." Mr. Fullen explained further that one of the families often became enamored of one of the other families, and a marriage took place. The fact that only one letter of the alphabet had to be changed to make the bride's name fit that of the groom's may or may not have had its influence upon courtships. Mr. Fuller is a builder in the Hemphill region, and also does some farming. He said that his great grandfather was somewhat of a builder also. He says the first house ever built in Sabine County that had a brick chimney was built by great grandfather Fuller sometime about 1840.  "That old house just wouldn't fall down," says Mr. Fuller, "and fire finally had to get rid of it. And as proof of the quality put in brick chimneys of that day, the old chimney is still standing as a silent reminder of a day that is gone." Note: Since John Fuller didn't move to Sabine County until 1870, it is most likely that it was Lonzo's other great grandfather John/James? Fullen who built the above mentioned house in 1840...proof that those pesky "n's" and "r's" are indeed easily confused.

      Joe and Viola Fuller had eight children before Viola died in 1907. Joe married twice more, to Blanche Birdwell (a widow with children). Blanche and Joe had two children of their own before she died.  Joe's final marriage was to Alice Pointer, also a widow with children, in 1917. He and Alice were married for over 30 years until his death.
    Documents
    Fullen, Viola and Joseph Thomas Fuller Marriage License, May 1889
    Fullen, Viola and Joseph Thomas Fuller Marriage License, May 1889
    Issued in Sabine County, Texas
    Family ID F52  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

    Family 1 Emma May Clark,   b. 12 Oct 1892, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1951, Tyler, Smith County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 1 Apr 1911  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lexie Marie Fuller,   b. 17 Nov 1913, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1996, McKinney, Collin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Photos
    Fuller, Alonzo and Emma Clark, ca 1920
    Fuller, Alonzo and Emma Clark, ca 1920
    A portrait of Lonzo and Emma, taken ca 1920 in Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F479  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

    Family 2 Jeannette Wright,   b. Aft 1890 
    Married Aft 1950 
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F480  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Jul 1890 - Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Apr 1911 - Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Dec 1967 - Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hemphill City Cemetery, Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Fuller Brothers and Others
    Fuller Brothers and Others
    L to R: Alonzo FULLER, Price FULLER, Unknown, Brooks FULLER, Unknown, Unknown

    Taken sometime before 1912 in Sabine County, Texas.

    PLEASE HELP US INDENTIFY THE UNKNOWN INDIVIDUALS, MAYBE COUSINS FROM THE FULLER OR FULLEN FAMILIES?
    Fuller, Joseph Thomas and Family, Rosevine, Texas, 1940's
    Fuller, Joseph Thomas and Family, Rosevine, Texas, 1940's
    back, l to r, Lonzo Fuller, Nina McLemore, Ethel Eddings, Bertha Williams, Tera Cousins, Herman Fuller, and Edna Pointer
    front, Alice Holland Pointer Fuller and her husband, Joseph Thomas Fuller
    Fuller, Alice (Holland) Pointer with her daughter and step-children, 1956
    Fuller, Alice (Holland) Pointer with her daughter and step-children, 1956
    Left to Right: Joe Fuller, Edna (Pointer) Kerr, Alonzo Fuller, Alice (Holland) Pointer Fuller, Nina (Fuller) McLemore, Bertha (Fuller) Williams, Ethel (Fuller) Eddings


    Fuller, Alonzo, Nina, Ethel and Tera, ca 1965, Sabine County, Texas
    Fuller, Alonzo, Nina, Ethel and Tera, ca 1965, Sabine County, Texas
    At Lonza's 75th Birthday Celebration in 1965, Sabine County, Texas

    (l to r): Alonzo Fuller, Nina McLemore, Ethel Eddings, and Tera Cousins.

  • Sources 
    1. [S198] McDaniel, Robert Cecil THE 1900 POPULATION CENSUS OF SABINE COUNTY, TX.

    2. [S461] White & Toole, "Sabine County Historical Sketches and Genealogical Records" c. 1972, p 75 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S33] FamilySearch.org, Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, (http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/).

    4. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Texas, Sabine County, JP 6 Enumerated 9 Jun 1900 SD 8 ED 70 Sheet 6B 99-99 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S198] McDaniel, Robert Cecil THE 1900 POPULATION CENSUS OF SABINE COUNTY, TX, He was listed as age 9. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S237] Obituary for Fuller, Lonzo A. (undated, unsourced newspaper clipping).

    7. [S341] Sabine County, Texas, Marriage License.

    8. [S434] Toole, Blanche "Sabine County Marriages 1875-1900 1900-1910 Prior to 1875" c. 1983.