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FULTON, JAMES C. (1848–1933). James C. Fulton, manufacturer, the son of Harriet (Smith) and George W. Fulton, Sr., was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on January 2, 1848. He was trained as a civil engineer and machinist in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Covington, Kentucky. In December 1868 he moved with his family to Live Oak Peninsula, Texas. He married Frances E. Dunlap of Goliad on January 2, 1872; they had six children. Upon his father's death in 1893, Fulton became a member of the Coleman-Fulton Pasture Company, but he resigned from the firm in 1905 and moved to Rockport, where he established a planing mill that he moved to Corpus Christi in 1908. He entered a screen-manufacturing business in 1912. He was influential in promoting the cattle industry in South Texas and in the industrial development of Corpus Christi, where he died in January 1933.


Lewis E. Daniell, Personnel of the Texas State Government, with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas (Austin: City Printing, 1887; 3d ed., San Antonio: Maverick, 1892). Dallas Morning News, February 19, 1933.


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