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The city of Fulton is a community in two parts. The area on the west side of the Oswego River was formerly known as "Oswego Falls" recognizing the nearby rapids on the river. (The name "Oswego" is from the Iroquois word meaning "the outpouring.") It was one of the first regions settled in the original Town of Granby. Settlements took place in two west-side locations, the "Upper Landing" and the "Lower Landing." The community was incorporated as a village in 1835. In 1902, the Village of Fulton and the Village of Oswego Falls merged, and the resulting community was chartered as the City of Fulton.
The city is named after Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat.
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1854 - Fulton
Fulton, a post-township of Oswego county, New York, on Oswego river, 24 miles N. W. from Syracuse. Population, 2344.
Fulton, a post-village of Oswego county, New York, on the right (E.) bank of the Oswego river, 24 miles N. W. from Syracuse. The Oswego and Syracuse railroad passes along the other bank of the river. It has churches of 4 or 5 denominations, a bank, and numerous mills. Population in 1853, estimated at 2000.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1895 - Fulton
Fulton, a post-village of Wolney township, Oswego co., N.Y., on the New York & Oswego Midland Railroad, on the Oswego & Syracuse Railroad, and on the right or E. bank of the Oswego River, 24 miles N.W. of Syracuse, and 11 miles S.S.E. of Oswego. It contains 6 churches, 2 national banks, a graded school, 2 flouring-mills, 2 machine shops, 3 woollen-mills, 2 buckwheat-mills, pulp- and paper mills, pulley-works, and gun-works, for which the river affords motive-power. Two weekly newspapers are published here. Pop. in 1880, 3941; in 1890, 4214.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Fulton, a banking post-village of Oswego co., N.Y., on the New York, Ontario and Western and other railroads, and on the right or E. bank of the Oswego River, 24 miles NW. of Syracuse. It has flouring-, woollen-, pulp- and paper-mills, machine-shops, gun-works, etc. Pop. in 1890, 4214 ; in 1900, 5281.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Fulton, New York, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Fulton.
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Charles CASE (8 January 1773, Hoosick, Rensselaer, New York, USA - 16 July 1844, Fulton, New York, USA)
Abiathar MOSHER (13 March 1779, Milan, Dutchess, New York, USA - 1864, Fulton, New York, USA)
Louisa WOOLWORTH (14 December 1826, , New York, USA - 10 February 1915, Fulton, New York, USA)
William BARRETT (5 April 1839, Fulton, New York, USA - 20 September 1867, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))
Byer HAMILTON (31 July 1872, Fulton, New York, USA - 27 October 1892, Amsterdam, New York, USA)
Grace S STEWART (20 October 1880, Richland, New York, USA (Pulaski) - 30 October 1977, Fulton, New York, USA)
William Joseph BURKE (28 October 1883, Fulton, New York, USA - , )
Harold F MCCORMICK (September 24, 1911, Fulton, New York, USA - June 3, 1979, Fulton, New York, USA)
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Otis Lahann SMITH (24 November 1887 - 12 August 1974) and Corinne Florence GILBERT (1 February 1890 - March 1982) married 18 August 1909
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