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Below is a family biography included in The History of Cherokee County, Kansas included within the History of Kansas by William G. Cutler, published by A. T. Andreas, 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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F. M. FULKERSON, proprietor and owner of the “Gold Dust Mill” and water power, Lowell, was born in Wayne County, Penn., 1852, and settled here with his people in 1865, where he was identified with farming and stock-raising till 1876, when he engaged at his present industry, which he has successfully carried on since. In 1870, he married Miss Emma Lamb, a native of North Carolina, whose people settled here about 1866. They have a family of one son and a daughter—Arthur and Evelyn. The mill is located at the mouth of Shoal Creek, at its confluence with Spring River; is run by water power of almost unlimited capacity. The mill is a two story and basement building 60x60, has two run of stone and grinds 400 bushels a day. His trade is exclusively merchant trade, his special brands being Anchor, Lily White and May Queen. Mr. Fulkerson, since taking charge of the mill, has made an entire improvement upon its capacity and machinery, from what it was established upon in 1868.

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This family biography is one of 289 biographies included in The History of Cherokee County, Kansas included within the History of Kansas by William G. Cutler, published by A. T. Andreas, 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Cherokee County, Kansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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