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Re: John S. Fultz from Lincoln County Tennessee
Posted by: Judy Fultz Shumate (ID *****6349) Date: July 28, 2008 at 06:07:55
In Reply to: Re: John S. Fultz from Lincoln County Tennessee by JANICE BABB of 790

Jan,

Yes, it did change when my father joined the Army. The first official paperwork that the Army did had a "S" on it. After he noticed it he tried to get it changed. Telling the Army that they made a mistake is like pulling teeth. They never would change it back. My mother told me that they tried several times over several years and over several duty stations. My father finally just accepted it. The same thing happened to my ancestors after moving to Grant. The original spelling is 'Fults" it is spelled that way on all documents (including the 1930) census. Sometime after that my uncle, two aunts and my dad started spelling it with an "Z" instead of an "s". I was told by my father that they did not have original birth certificates and didn't get birth certificates until much later. The man issueing the birth certificate spelled it "Fultz" and so everybody then then the children all had birth certificates with a "Z" instead of an "s". Looking through my father's documents through the year, it is spelled all three ways.

Thanks for asking.

Judy


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