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1923: Death certificate for Theophilus Preston Fulkerson

Theophilus Preston Fulkerson died Sept. 7, 1923, in Grundy County, Missouri. He was 78.

According to his death certificate, Theophilus was born April 6, 1845, in Grundy County, to Benjamin Franklin Fulkerson, born in Virginia, and Mary Ewing, born in Kentucky. When he died, he was married to Phylena Emeline Fulkerson. The burial was on Sept. 9, 1923, at the Edinburg IOOF Cemetery in Edinburg, Missouri.

The cause of death was chronic cystitis (severe bladder pressure) secondary to an enlarged prostate.


Source: Missouri Office of the Secretary of State

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