Marion Francis Fulfer

M, (February 1853 - 14 June 1933)
     Marion Francis Fulfer was born in February 1853 at Black Cat Thicket, Hunt County, Texas. He was the son of John Henry Fulfer and Mary Eleanor VanBibber. Marion Francis Fulfer married, at age 19, Mary Francis Loletta Miller, daughter of Greenberry Miller and Mary Tate, on Thursday, 29 August 1872. Marion Francis Fulfer married, at age 62, Birdie Lee Story Ledbetter Hedges, age 35 on Friday, 28 January 1916. Marion Francis Fulfer died on 14 June 1933 at age 80 years and 4 months. He was buried South Sulphur Cemetery.
     He From Gary R. Hawpe, ed. and Dorothy Wood Moore, comp., 'Francis Marion Fulfer Family,' Van Bibber Pioneers E-Newsletter, Vol. 5 No. 3 (January 2002), pp. 9 - 10.


Francis Marion Fulfer, son of John Henry and Mary Van Bibber Fulfer, was born in Feb. 1853 in Black Cat Thicket. Marion married Mary Frances Lolita 'Loo' Miller on Aug. 29, 1872. Loo was also born in Black Cat Thicket in 1853 to Greenberry and Mary Tate Miller.

Marion and Loo were parents of nine children, all born in Black Cat Thicket. Their first child, John Henry Fulfer II was born Aug. 13, 1873. He was first married to a Miss Powell. On Feb. 17, 1919, he married Aquilla B. Morgan. John died July 7, 1939 and is buried in South Sulphur Cemetery.

The Fulfers second child was Greenberry Fulfer, born in 1875. He married Zora Parrish Warren on Aug. 11, 1895 in Hunt County.

Daisy Alberta Fulfer was born July 2, 1881 and married Jess Porter Gregory Sept. 2, 1900.

The fourth Fulfer child was James Bunyan, born in Feb. 1886. He and Cone Boyd were married May 17, 1907.

Like his older siblings, Peter Grover Cleveland 'Pete' Fulfer was born and reared in Black Cat Thicket. Born Oct. 10, 1888, he and Laura Jane Jackson were married Nov. 29, 1910. Pete died Feb. 6, 1951 and is buried in Forrest Park Cemetery in Greenville.

William Thomas 'Tom' Fulfer was born Aug. 23, 1891. He and Bertie Clayton were married Sept. 28, 1919 in Hunt County. Tom served in the U.S. Army during World War I, fighting in several European battles. He died Sept. 28, 1972 in Commerce and is buried in Rosemound Cemetery.

Francis Marion Tate Fulfer was born Dec 12, 1893 and was married to Mattie Allen. Tate was in the U.S. Army during World War I and fought in major battles in Europe. He died Sept. 29, 1972 in Commerce and is buried in South Sulphur Cemetery.

The youngest child of the Fulfer couple was Edith Marcella Fulfer, born in Jan. 1897. Her first marriage was to Mike Holt. She later married Floyd Henry Fambro. The couple lived in Dallas for many years where Floyd had his own barber shop.

Loo Fulfer died in 1912 and is buried in South Sulphur Cemetery.

On Jan. 28, 1916, Francis Marion Fulfer was married a second time, to Birdie Lee Story Ledbetter Hedges. Birdie was born Jan. 4, 1881 in New Madrid Co., Mo. Birdie and Marion had two children. Their first child was Sherman Fulfer, born Nov. 8, 1916 in Hunt County. Loveta Fulfer was born Mar. 19, 1920 in Hayti, Pemiscot Co., Mo. Marion died Jun 14, 1933 and is buried in South Sulphur Cemetery. Birdie died Jan. 16, 1940 in Hugo, Oklahoma and is buried there.

From Tall Grass to High Cotton, Published by the Wolfe City Chamber of Commerce, 1999. Pages 265 & 266.

Children of Marion Francis Fulfer and Mary Francis Loletta Miller

Children of Marion Francis Fulfer and Birdie Lee Story Ledbetter Hedges

Last Edited=4 May 2005