Friday, October 26, 2012

Joseph Fillmore Paulson (1867-1957)

Joseph Fillmore Paulson
Joseph Fillmore Paulson
born May 21, 1867 in New Brighton, Beaver County, Pa. 
Father: Henry George Paulson (1833-1898)
Mother: Julia Ann Alexander (1835-1921
Siblings: Charles H. Paulson (b. 1860) and Fanny Paulson (b. 1862)
Spouse: Gertrude Drusilla Funkhouser (married 8 Dec. 1887)
Children: Alma, Carrie, Lila, Ruth, Lois, Joseph, Dorothy, Cromwell, Virginia
Occupation: Bricklayer
died Feb. 15, 1957 in Perryopolis, Fayette County, Pa. 

Joseph Fillmore Paulson is my great-grandfather. He lived most of his life in Beaver Falls/New Brighton, Pennsylvania, and was a bricklayer. 

The following information is from Genealogical and Personal History of Beaver County, Pennsylvania (Volume 2) by John W. (John Woolf) Jordan:
“The Paulson family, of New Brighton, Beaver county, Pennsylvania, has been resident there for a number of generations, and in every generation they have proved their worth as good citizens and as valuable members of society. (I) Henry Paulson was a machinist by trade. He married Julia Ann Alexander, born in New Brighton, Beaver county, Pennsylvania. (II) Joseph Fillmore Paulson, son of Henry and Julia Ann (Alexander) Paulson, was born in New Brighton, Beaver county, Pennsylvania, May 21, 1867. He was educated in the public schools of New Brighton, and at an early age learned the trade of brick laying, with which he has been identified since he was sixteen years of age. He is a member of the United Order of American Mechanics, and the Knights of Pythias. Mr. Paulson married, December 8, 1887, Gertrude Drusilla Funkhouser. They have had children: Alma Gertrude, Carrie Marie, Lila Catherine, Ruth May, Lois Christine, Joseph Osman, Dorothy Eleanor, Cromwell Truby, Virginia Elizabeth, who died at the age of eight months.”
Joseph Fillmore Paulson
Joseph Fillmore Paulson

Joseph with his grandson, Thomas Lynn Carter (Dorothy’s son)