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Mrs. Emma Jane (Cavanaugh) Fulford

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The Seattle Times
Thursday, January 16, 1958
Page 40, Column 1
Maiden name: Cavanaugh

Mrs. Fulford Of Pioneer Family Dies

Mrs. Emma Jane Cavanaugh Fulford, 90, member of one of Seattle’s earliest families, died yesterday in Ojai, California. She had lived with a daughter, Mrs. Harold Todhunter, there and in Portland, Oregon, since the early 1940’s.

Mrs. Fulford was born July 30, 1867, the daughter of Martin L. and Mary Anne Maple Cavanaugh, on a homestead that now is Boeing Field.

Mrs. Fulford’s grandfather, Jacob maple, settled in the Duwamish Valley before the arrival of the Alki settlers in the fall of 1851.

Mrs. Fulford attended the old Van Asselt School. One of her fond memories was being one of the first passengers on the city’s first streetcar in 1885. She witnessed the Seattle fire of 1889.

At the turn of the century, Mrs. Fulford was married to George A. Fulford, an engineer. He died in the 1920s.

Mrs. Fulford was active many years in the Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington. She was the founding President of the P.T.A. of Maple School, named for her grandfather. She also was a member of the Pioneer Association of Washington and the Pioneer Women of Washington.

Survivors, besides Mrs. Todhunter, are two sisters, Mrs. J.W. Roberts, 96 and Mrs. Fred W. Newell, 84, both of Seattle; a brother, Frank F. Cavanaugh, 88, Fox Island and a grandson, Jameson Todhunter, in the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia.

Christian Science services will be held tomorrow in Ojai. Memorial services will be held in Seattle on a date to be announced later.


Generously contributed by: Sheila Simpson