Fulton J. Myers, 1890 - 1918
On May 24, 1918, Private Fulton J. Myers, a Black, the son of Jacob L. Myers, 17 Wallace Street, died at Camp Meade after a short illness. He was a member of the 351st Field Artillery. He was survived by his parents, four brothers, and three sisters.
The funeral of Private Fulton J. Myers was held on May 27, 1918, from the home of his father. Reverend F.S. Dennis, Pastor of the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church presided. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Deneen Banks, Henry Harris, Albert Bromers, Ernest Combs, Walter Edwards, and Nelson Denson. The funeral was conducted with military honors. The First Western Maryland Band led the cortege. The casket was covered with an American flag. Taps sounded at the grave.
The Fulton Myers Post #153 of the American Legion, on Mechanic Street in Cumberland, was named in honor of Private Fulton J. Myers. The post received its temporary charter on August 12, 1942, and its permanent charter on March 16, 1945. William F. Jones served as the first Post Commander, and Otho Simms as the first Adjutant.
The Fulton Myers Post #153 of the American Legion was closed during the summer of 2008. As shown elsewhere on this website, the building was razed in October 2011.
Excerpt from: Cumberland, Maryland Through the Eyes of Herman J. Miller, 1978
Photograph of African American troops on the deck of the Louisville, taken 02/17/1919. It shows part of the Squadron "A" 351st Field Artillery, African American troops who returned on the transport Louisville. It is from the American Unofficial Collection of World War I Photographs, 1917 - 1918, and part of Edsitement, produced by NEH using NARA resources.
The cemetery marker is from Rose Hill Cemetery. It reads:
Fulton J. Myers
PVT US ARMY
World War I
November 9, 1890 - May 22, 1918
Allegany County, Maryland
African Americans, History; Allegany County (Md.), History.
Allegany County (Md.), 1890-2008