Location: Bent County CO

Biography of Robert F. Fulton

A worthy representative of the legal fraternity, and the first city attorney of Grangeville, Robert F. Fulton is a native of Pennsylvania, his birth having occurred in Westmoreland County, December 8, 1864. He is of Scotch-Irish lineage, his great-grandfather, John Fulton, having been a resident of the north of Ireland, whence he emigrated to Pennsylvania at an early epoch in the history of this country. The grandfather, George Fulton, was born in the Keystone state and the father, James P. Fulton, is a native of Washington County, Pennsylvania. He married Miss Frances Shouse, also a native of the same county, and descended from good old Revolutionary stock, her great-grandfather having served as a colonel in the Continental army. In religious faith the family has always been connected with the Presbyterian Church. Rev. Cooper, the great-grandfather of our subject, was the first minister of that denomination west of the Alleghany Mountains. James P. Fulton also became a Presbyterian minister, and in 1875 went to Harper County, Kansas, becoming a most efficient laborer in that field, where many Presbyterian churches stand in evidence of his untiring zeal and efforts in behalf of the cause of Christianity. He organized the first church in the county, and since that time has been actively identified with Christian work there. He and his estimable wife are still residing in Harper, and if their lives are...

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Biographical Sketch of Herbert Hickman

Herbert Hickman is editor and owner of The Florence Bulletin, and had proved himself a very diligent and enterprising young newspaper man, coming up from the ranks of an apprenticeship as a printer. He was born in Las Animas, Colorado, December 6, 1893, a son of George W. and Maggie H. (Brown) Hickman, both of whom died when he was a small boy. His father was a native of Missouri and his mother of West Virginia. Herbert had a twin brother, Harvey Cecil, who died at the age of five years, and the youngest child, Warren Milton, was born in 1895 and died in 1902. After the death of his parents Herbert Hickman lived with his maternal grandparents at Colony, Kansas. His mother’s father was Rufus M. Brown, one of the early settlers at Colony. He served in the Union army as a member of Company G, First Regiment, Ohio Heavy Artillery Volunteers, and was long active in Grand Army circles in Kansas, His death occurred in Colony in 1911. In the home of his grandparents Herbert Hickman had good advantages, attending the public schools and spending three years working in the printing office of the Frce Press at Colony. He also continued his apprenticeship one year in Ottawa, Kansas. On March 2, 1914, he came to Florence as foreman of The Bulletin, and on May 1, 1917, bought...

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Cook, Lester – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon A Former Enterprise Resident Dies In Colorado Hospital Lester Cook passed away at Fort Lyons near Las Animas, Colorado, Aug. 30th, 1920, at the age of twenty-one years and eight months. He enlisted in the U.S. Marines, December 1, 1916, and saw service in the Pacific, being sent home from the Philippines about one year ago following an attack of flu. He has since been in the hospital at Fort Lyon. He is survived by his father, Fred Cook, and sister, Mrs. Elwood Robinson of Enterprise. The body was taken to Wassau, Wisconsin, for burial. Wallowa County Reporter, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, September 16,...

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Cook, Lester – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon A Former Enterprise Resident Dies in Colorado Hospital Lester Cook passed away at Fort Lyons near Las Animas, Colorado, Aug. 30th, 1920, at the age of twenty-one years and eight months. He enlisted in the U.S. Marines, December 1, 1916, and saw services in the Pacific, being sent home from the Philippines about one year ago following an attack of flu. He has since been in the hospital at Fort Lyon. He is survived by his father, Fred Cook, and sister, Mrs. Elwood Robinson of Enterprise. The body was taken to Wassau, Wisconsin, for burial. Wallowa County Reporter, September 16,...

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Bent County, Colorado Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. The following cemeteries have gravesite photographs hosted at the Colorado Tombstone Photo Project Fort Lyon Fort Lyon National Cemetery Hasty Union Valley Cemetery Las Animas Las Animas Cemetery View Photographs The following cemeteries have transcriptions hosted at the Colorado USGW Archives Fort Lyon Fort Lyon National Cemetery Hand Springs Bethel Cemetery Hasty Union Valley Cemetery Las Animas Las Animas Cemetery Prowers Home Cemetery View the Transcriptions  ...

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