Friday, June 4, 2010

Sarah Eleanor "Ella" Fugate

Birth:   Oct. 2, 1863
             McDonough County, Illinois

Died Aug. 26, 1885
            McDonough County, Illinois


*"Daughter of I.Q. & E.E. Fugate"


Ella Fugate was a daughter of Isaac Q. and Elizabeth E. (Matthews) Fugate who owned a farm on section 21 in Bethel Township, McDonough County, Illinois. (Please see their bios on this site and photo of the stone they share). Ella's siblings were: George (Nov. 4, 1850); Nancy Caroline (b. April 1852) [m. John Haney]; Mary Catherine "Kate" (b. Oct 1855) [m. John Raymond Gunning]; Martha J.(b. 1857) [m. Samuel Bowman]; Benjamin Martin (1860), and Edward (1865).

This burial is documented by: Duane Lester's, Rural Cemeteries of McDonough County, Illinois, Volume II, Bethel-Industry.

*The stone is photographed as it appeared in March 2008.  Due to the weathered condition of the stone, aluminum foil overlay was gently applied and rubbed to obtain a relief image of the inscription.

Biographical information also comes from census records, vital statistics, and marriage records from Ancestry.com and the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index.


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