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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

James Clinton Fulkerson & Nettie Mae Baber

12. James Clinton Fulkerson & 13. Nettie Mae Baber

9/17/1895, James born in Huckabay, Erath Co., TX, s/o 24. David Anthony Fulkerson & 25. Sarah Elizabeth Dunlap. (S) WWI Draft Card.

1/1/1896, Nettie born in Iredell, Bosque Co., TX, d/o 26. William L. Baber & 27. Louise Etta Dean. (S) TX Death Certificate of Nettie. [Will Baber born in VA.]

6/7/1900, James lives with his parents on a farm in Erath Co., TX. (S) 1900 Census.

6/8/1900, Nettie lives with her parents in Bosque Co., TX. (S) 1900 Census.

4/22/1910, James C. age 14, lives with his parents in Erath Co., TX. Brothers Oscar, James, Archie and Cecil are “home farmers.” All 4 did not work for 16 weeks in 1909 (likely in school.) All four can read and write. (S) U.S. 1910 Census.

4/25/1910, Nettie lives with her parents in Erath Co., TX. (S) 1910 Census.

7/12/1915, J. C. Fulkerson married Nettie Baber in Erath Co., TX. (S) TX Select Co. Marriages.

6/5/1917, James Clinton Fulkerson, age 21, of Bluff Dale, TX, described as medium height, blue eyes, black hair, with the physical disability of “ruptured” register for the draft. James worked in “section labor” for the Frisco R.R. Co. in Bluff Dale. James is married with a dependent wife. (S) WWI Draft Card.

1921, James and Nettie moved to Fort Worth. (S) TX Death Certificate of Nettie.

1924, “Jas C (Nettie M) baker Cream Cookie Co. r 125 W 8th”. (S) Dallas City Dir.

4/7/1928, J. C. Fulkerson and Nettie Baber, both of Ft. Worth, live at 1417 Denver St. when their son Paul is born. J. C. is a laborer, and Nettie is a housewife. Both were born in TX.

10/14/1929 at 8:35 A.M., James age 33, a laborer, died at Harris Hospital, Ft. Worth. They lived at 1610 N.W. 28th St., Ft. Worth, TX. James’ wife is Nettie Baber-Fulkerson. Name of father is D. A. Fulkerson. born in Arkansas. Mother’s maiden name is Dunlap, also born in Arkansas. The information was provided by A. B. Fulkerson of Matador, TX. James was buried in Mt. Oliver Cemetery the next day. The funeral service was at Shannon Funeral Chap. (S) TX Death Certificate.

4/12/1930, Widow Nettie W. Fuklerson, age 38, head of the household, lives at 2505 Columbus Ave., Fort Worth, TX, with sons James C. age 11, Connie H. age 9, and Paul R. age 1.5. She rents her house for $16 a month. Nettie can read and write. All family members born in TX. Nettie’s father was born in West Virginia, her mother in Texas. (S) 1930 U.S. Census.

3/3/1932, Paul Richard Fulkerson named in the probate record of the estate of James Clinton Fulkerson, deceased. (S) Tarrant Co., TX, Probate Index.

6/3/1933, In Bryan, OK, Nettie married Robert P. Massey, born 1883 in TX. (S) OK Marriage Recd.

4/9/1940, Robert and Nettie with Robert’s step-sons Connie, age 18, and Paul Fulkerson, age 12, live at 1954 Belmount Ave, Ft. Worth, TX. Nettie completed 4 years of high school. Son Connie 3 years of high school, and son Paul 5 years of school. Robert is a roofer working for a lumber company. Son Connie works as a tailor in a tailor shop, having made $312 the previous year. (S) 1940 U.S. Census.

2/16/1942, Son Connie’s Draft Card ... His residence is 1954 Belmont, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas. His named contact is Mrs. Nettie Massey of the same address.

4/8/1946, Son Paul’s Draft Card ... His residence is 1954 Belmont, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas. Telephone 6-1983. 18 years old. His named contact is Mrs. R. P. Massey (Nettie) of the same address.

1948, Robert P. Massey died.

1/14/1957, Widow Nettie Mae Massey died, buried in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Ft. Worth, TX. Nettie lived at 1954 Belmont, Ft. Worth. Her son Connie gave the information for the death certificate. (S) TX Death Certificate of Nettie.

1/15/1957, Obituary: Mrs. Nettie Massey, 60, whose home was at 1954 Belmont, died late Monday in a rest home after an illness of several months. She had lived her for 35 years and was a member of Rosen Heights Baptist Church. Survivors are two sons: Paul Fulkerson of Hurst and C. H. Fulkerson  of Wylie; a sister Mrs. Kathryn Hamil of Fort Worth; three brothers, C. W. Baber of Kansas City and John and Rev. A. L. Baber of Fort Worth, and four grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Shannon’s. (S) Star Telegram Evening Edition.

Children of James & Nettie:

i. James C Fulkerson, born 5/7/1918 in Erath Co., TX. (S) TX Birth Index.

ii. Connie Harold Fulkerson, born 4/19/1921 in Bluffdale, Erath Co., TX.

2/16/1942, Connie lives at 1954 Belmont, Fort Worth, with his mother Mrs. Nettie Massey. He works at Doc’s Cleaners, 502 Central Ave., Ft. Worth. He is 5’8” tall, wt. 185 pounds, with brown hair and eyes and a ruddy complexion. (S) WWII Draft Card.

WWII: Connie a Sgt. in the Army.

Connie married Avella Laura ?.

3/16/1988, Connie died in Collin Co., TX,  buried in Wylie Cemetery.

iii. Paul Richard Fulkerson (6), born 4/7/1928 in Bluffdale, Erath Co., TX. (S) Birth Certificate.

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