Thibodaux in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Mary King Fulford
Mary King Fulford was a childhood sweetheart of U.S. Grant in Georgetown, Ohio. After her marriage to John D. Fulford, they moved to Memphis, then in 1845 to Thibodaux. She cared for seven children, of whom several died in childhood, and played a strong role in the Thibodaux Presbyterian Church. John Fulford lost his property and work after the Civil War. When he died in 1870, President Grant offered the position of Postmistress in the Thibodaux Post Office to his friend of thirty years' acquaintance. After Mary held the post for five months, she resigned saying that it was inappropriate for a woman. Mary Fulford died in 1903.
Erected by St. John's Historic Cemetery.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant series list.
Location. 29° 47.649′ N, 90° 49.414′ W. Marker is in Thibodaux, Louisiana, in Lafourche Parish. Marker is on Jackson Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 718 Jackson Street, Thibodaux LA 70301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fayette Clay Ewing (a few steps from this marker); James Frost (a few steps from this marker); Rev. Daniel McNair (a few steps from this marker); Silas T. Grisamore (a few steps from this marker); Richard Henry Allen (a few steps from this marker); Morgan Springer (within shouting distance of this marker); John A. Lovell (within shouting distance of this marker); John Carlton Beatty (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thibodaux.
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