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Tera Mary Fuller

Tera Mary Fuller

Female 1902 - 1988  (86 years)

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  • Name Tera Mary Fuller  [1, 2, 3
    Born 13 Jan 1902  Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Sep 1988  Waco, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Buried Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • On her birth certificate, her middle name was listed as Mary. However, her death certificate shows Mae as her middle name. Daughter Joye indicated that Mary was correct.
    Person ID I614  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  [1, 5, 6
    • 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 William Dalton Cousins,   b. 29 Mar 1902, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1982, Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1923  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Dalton and Tera (Fuller) Cousins both grew up in Bronson, and were married there on December 22, 1923. At the time of their marriage, Mr. Cousins was in the Tailoring business and she was a school teacher in the Bronson School System. Tera began teaching when she was just 17. Soon after their marriage, Mr. Cousins began working for United Gas Pipeline. They traveled extensively, meeting many new people and making new friends. Mrs. Cousins continued her education, attending A&I College, where she received her B.S. degree Summa Cum Lauda. She later obtained her Masters from Stephen F. Austin State University. The couple moved to Carthage in 1955, when he was chief engineer for United Gas. They retired (in Carthage) in 1968, after he has worked 42 years with the company. Mrs. Cousins was teaching in the science department in Carthage Jr. High School when she retired after 35 years of teaching.

      The Cousins state the highlight of their life together was the birth of their daughter Joy Marie, after 18 years of marriage. They named their daughter Joy because she was "the joy of our lives." Joy (is now) married to Bob Turner. They reside in Waco with their three children, Dal, Daryl, and Daneya. Mrs. Turner is a teacher in Waco.

      The Cousins are active workers with the First United Methodist Church. She teaches Sunday School, and is active in guild work and Bible study.

      Mr. Cousins is a member of the Lions Club.

      Excerpted from a newspaper article published prior to a celebration of the Cousins 50th Wedding anniversary on Dec 16, 1973, presumably in the Carthage newspaper. Their address at the time was 1322 Success Street.
    Children 
     1. Living
    Documents
    Cousins, Dalton and Tera (Fuller) Golden Wedding Anniversary
    Cousins, Dalton and Tera (Fuller) Golden Wedding Anniversary
    This article was probably published in the local paper for Carthage, Texas in December, 1973, in honor of the couples Golden Wedding anniversary
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F483  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Jan 1902 - Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Dec 1923 - Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Sep 1988 - Waco, McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Fuller, Tera Mary
    Fuller, Tera Mary
    Wife of Dalton Cousins
    B. 1901 D. 1988, Texas
    Fuller, Joseph Thomas ca 1916 and family
    Fuller, Joseph Thomas ca 1916 and family
    Joe can be seen standing on the front porch (left) of this dog trot home, along with his children Joe S. Fuller, Herman Fuller, Bertha Fuller, Brooks Fuller, Tera Fuller, Ethel (Fuller) EDDINGS and son-in-law, Grover Eddings. Joe had been predeceased by two wives, as well as by son Price and daughter Clara. His eldest son and daughter, Lonzo FULLER and Nina (Fuller) McLEMORE, were living away from home, with their respective spouse and therefore not pictured.
    Fuller, Tera and Bertha, ca 1916, Sabine County, Texas
    Fuller, Tera and Bertha, ca 1916, Sabine County, Texas
    The two youngest Fuller sisters around 1916 in Sabine County, Texas, Tera Mary (L) and Bertha Lena (R)
    Fuller, Bertha and Tera Fuller ca 1920's, Sabine County
    Fuller, Bertha and Tera Fuller ca 1920's, Sabine County
    The two youngest daughters of Joe Fuller and Nina Fullen
    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-daughters, ca 1956
    Fuller, Alice (Holland) Pointer with her daughter and step-daughters, ca 1956
    Left to Right: Bertha (Fuller) WILLIAMS, Nina (Fuller) McLemore, Alice (Holland) Pointer FULLER, Ethel (Fuller) EDDINGS, Edna (Pointer) KERR, Tera (Fuller) COUSINS
    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.
    Fuller Sisters--Nina, Ethel, Bertha, Tera---with step-sister, Edna Pointer, ca 1970's, Sabine County, Texas
    Fuller Sisters--Nina, Ethel, Bertha, Tera---with step-sister, Edna Pointer, ca 1970's, Sabine County, Texas
    (l to r): Nina McLemore, Ethel Eddings, Bertha Williams, Tera Cousins, and Edna Kerr

    Headstones
    Cousins, W. Dalton and Tera (Fuller)
    Cousins, W. Dalton and Tera (Fuller)

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

    2. [S333] Ancestry.com - U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current [database online], (Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Birth years for the individuals listed range from 1875 to last year. Information in these records includes name, birth date, death date, and last known residence.).

    3. [S51] McCary, Kay P. "Rosevine Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas" Cemetery Index ; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsabine/burials/.

    4. [S334] Rootsweb, Texas Death Records, 1964 thru 1998.

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

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