Thursday, February 26, 2015
The inscription for Mrs. Almira Fulford's tombstone at Bloomingville Cemetery reads:
H. M. FULFORD
Feb. 26, 1856
ae 42 Yrs.
Little is known about Mrs. Almira Fulford. A listing in the 1850 U.S. Census for Erie County, Pennsylvania shows the Henry Fullford family living in Springfield Township. Henry was age 53, and he stated that his birthplace was Connecticut. Almira Fulford was 37 in 1850, and her birthplace was Canada. Children residing in the Fulford/Fullford household were Ellen, age 8, born in Rhode Island; Caly L., age 6, born in Pennsylvania; and Henry W.S., age 2 born in Pennsylvania.
The Bloomingville Cemetery has been active since the first quarter of the nineteenth century, and is in use at the present time as well. A marker adjacent to the Bloomingville Cemetery provides historical information about this early settlement in Erie County.