I have just a little information on Adella Fulmer's family, specifically on her father, W. K. (William) Fulmer. I got it from "Biographies from the History of Kent County, Chas. C. Chapman Co., 1881. (Kent County is around Grand Rapids, Michigan.) "W.K. Fulmer, Caledonia twp. W.K. Fulmer was born in the tp. of Mersea, county of Essex, Pro. of Ontario, Can., June 8, 1838. His parents, John and Elizabeth (Wilkinson) Fulmer, were natives respectively of Virginia and Pennsylvania, and were of German and Irish ancestry. They both died in Mersea. Mr. Fulmer was reared on his father's farm on concession 3, lot 2, tp. of Mersea, where he remained until 30 years of age. He had the advantages of a thorough common-school education, and was married at 24, at Kingsville, Can., to Sarah McQueen. The marriage occurred March 16, 1862. Mr. Fulmer managed his father's farm eight or ten years, and then opened a store for the sale of general merchandise in the village of Ruthven, Can. He exchanged his business for a farm near his father's homestead, and in the following April moved to Caledonia, where he engaged in the grain traffic for one year, then removing to Hammond, where he has similarly occupied and managed a hotel at that place. May 3, 1881, he returned to Caledonia, and is now the genial and popular proprietor of the Caledonia House, having in connection therewith a livery. Mr. Fulmer owns the celebrated imported stallion "Rpyal George," which is on exhibition at his stables. He owns also the homestead farm in Canada, and the farm for which he exchanged his business in Ruthven. Mrs. Fulmer died July 30, 1879, leaving four children--Adella D., Wm. Harvey, Ernest A. and Ward, all except the youngest, who is in Canada, living at home. Mr. Fulmer was married again June 181, 1880, at Grand Rapids, to Mrs. Mate Wheeler, born in New York. He is a Republican."
I have the marriage certificate of Adella and James Simpson Tolan, married 5/21/1889 at Caledonia, kent County, Michigan, both age 21. Witnesses Adelbert A. McQueen and Libbie Kennedy.
James and Adella had five surviving children: Simpson Clyde, J. Ross (called Ross), Robert John, Dorothy Ann, and Clifford Adelbert. Simpson and Robert had children and many of their children and grandchildren are still alive and (mostly) living in the Caledonia area. I could put you in touch with some of them if you like. Robert's grandson Lynn's wife Luana Tolan have been very helpful to me and interested in the family lineage. Luana's email is email@example.com
. Ross, Dorothy, and Cliff had no children. I have birth, death and marriage dates and places (also spouses names) on many of the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. My grandmother, Arlotta, who was the child of James Tolan and his second wife, Hazel Hembling, is still alive at age 90 and very sharp, living, in Manistee, Michigan. I have complete information on her descendants.
On online search lead me to information on John Fulmer's parents (W.K.'s grandparents), John Casper Fulmer and Margaret Ann Fox. Elizabeth Wilkinson's parents were John Wilokinson and Mary Kidd. I have birth death and marraige dates and places on John Casper Fulmer and Elizabeth Wilkinson (but some inconsistencies).
Let me know what information you want and I will be happy to provide it. Do you have any information on this line to share?