FULTON, GEORGE WARE, JR.
FULTON, GEORGE WARE, JR. (1853–1895). George Ware Fulton, Jr., rancher and attorney, son of Harriet (Smith) and George Ware Fulton,Sr. was born in York, Pennsylvania, on February 2, 1853. He was named George William by his parents, but he evidently changed his name when he moved to Rockport. After attending the University of Kentucky, he graduated from Harvard Law School in 1876 and returned to Texas. He practiced law in Galveston and Graham, then settled in Rockport in 1879 to be near his parents and those of his wife, Leonora (Caruthers). The Fultons had three children. Fulton practiced law in Rockport, mainly taking care of legal affairs of the Coleman-Fulton Pasture Company, and was county attorney. He was elected to the Coleman-Fulton Pasture Company board in 1881. In a board reorganization in 1884 he was named vice president and acting superintendent. He moved his family to the Rincon Ranch headquarters and turned the home and grounds into a South Texas showplace. He served as San Patricio County Commissioner in 1889 and represented District Eighty-five in the Texas House of Representatives in 1891–92. He took over the company at the death of his father in 1893. Fulton died on September 11, 1895, in San Antonio, where he had gone for medical treatment. He is buried in Rockport.
Coleman-Fulton Pasture Company Records, 1881–1930 (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin). 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). George W. and James C. Fulton Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin. Keith Guthrie, History of San Patricio County (Austin: Nortex, 1986). Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
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