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John and Lucy Fulton, Yukon Pioneers


    I recently received a note from Sheilah Jackson about her pioneer Yukon family. I've since received some photos and information that she's agreed to share with you.

John Thomas Fulton was born on the 27th of November 1871, the son of George Fulton and Elizabeth Lykeman. John Fulton and Lucy Kelly were married in Dawson City on the 6th of August 1906 by Father Allard. Lucy was born in Leadville, Colorado, on the 23rd of August 1881, the daughter of gold miner William S. Kelly and his wife Ella Sullivan. Her family moved to Seattle and she later moved to the Yukon and Dawson City.

Click on each of the photos below to enlarge it.

The first photo is of her grandfather, John Fulton, with his 2 eldest children, who were both born in Dawson City, Yukon. Sheilah's father, John Frederick (called Fred), was born on the 21st of April 1908. Her aunt, Mary Margret Genevieve (called Genevieve or Gen), was born on the 13th of July 1909.

This was the family's home in Dawson City, with Fred and Gen in front.

The inscription on this photo is: "Gen'l Wolfe School, Div. XII, Sept. 3, Miss Copeland, Teacher"

My additions: the 1901 Ferguson's Directory has a John Fulton of Dawson City listed as a miner. Dawson post office worker Craig Clary lists a J.T. Fulton moving to Fairbanks on October 25, 1914, dying in Vancouver, BC, in 1954. The "Pan for Gold Database" has several Fulton listings of interest.



Biographies of Yukon & Alaska Pioneers

Yukon & Alaska Genealogy Resources