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Viola "Ola" Fullen

Female 1872 - 1907  (35 years)


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  • Name Viola "Ola" Fullen  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname Ola 
    Born 29 Feb 1872  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 Mar 1907  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Buried McMahan's Chapel Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Evon Tisdale gave Melinda McLemore Strong a brown dress with black ribbons that had belonged to Viola. It is in very fragile condition.

      Her tombstone is inscribed "Resting in Heaven"
    Person ID I125  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father John W. Fullen,   b. 28 Aug 1845, County Of Sabine, Republic Of Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1933, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Jane Allen,   b. 5 Dec 1850, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1926, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married Abt 1868  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Photos
    Fullen, John & Jane and Family
    Fullen, John & Jane and Family
    Appears to have been taken in the 1910's or 1920's in Sabine County, Texas

    John Fullen and his wife Jane Allen are the elderly couple in the left of the photo. It appears the others pictured are family members, but exactly who is who is unknown.

    PLEASE HELP US INDENTIFY EVERYONE IN THIS PHOTO.
    Family ID F123  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 22 May 1889  Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 7
    • 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.
    Children 
     1. Alonzo Alkony Fuller,   b. 1 Jul 1890, Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1967, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Nina Ophelia Fuller,   b. 15 Sep 1891, Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1980, Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Price Joseph Fuller,   b. 16 Feb 1893, Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1912, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     4. Brooks John Fuller,   b. 1 Mar 1895, Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1918, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     5. Ethel Arlie Fuller,   b. 11 Feb 1897, Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1981, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Bertha Lena Fuller,   b. 23 Jan 1900, Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1989, Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     7. Tera Mary Fuller,   b. 13 Jan 1902, Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1988, Waco, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     8. James Herman Fuller,   b. 17 Dec 1903, Rosevine, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1970, San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    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
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F52  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Feb 1872 - Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 May 1889 - Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Mar 1907 - Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Headstones
    Fuller, Viola (Fullen)
    Fuller, Viola (Fullen)
    Viola died in 1907--the day following her 35th birthday--and preceding her husband by more than 40 years. She was buried at McMahan Chapel Cemetery. Her parents, children and husband were instead interred at the Rosevine Cemetery, established some five years after her untimely death. The newer cemetery was adjacent to the Rosevine Church of God, of which the Fuller family were members.

  • Sources 
    1. [S308] 1880 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005., (1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880. T9, 1,454 rolls. This database is an index to 50 million individuals enumerated in the 1880 United States Federal Census. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, occupation, relationship to the head of household, race, sex, age at last birthday, marital status, place of birth, parentsí place of birth. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1880 Federal Census.).

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

    3. [S706] McCary, Kay P. "McMahon's Chapel Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas" Cemetery Index ; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsabine/burials/.

    4. [S346] Sanders, J.B. "Index to Cemeteries of Sabine County, Texas 1836-1964", 1964, Nacogdoches, Texas.

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

    6. [S433] Toole, Blanche "1910 Population Census Sabine County, Texas" ca 1987 Sabine County Memorial Library and Museum, Reported on this census they had been married 42 years, cir ca 1868 (Reliability: 3).

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