Terrace Park, Ohio Building Survey

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No: 103  Street: Sycamore Name: gone
Family: Owner Info: N
Built:  Sec:  Sub: Pattison & Iuen Lot: Irr Pt 89
Architect:  Cont/Build: 
#Owners:  Original Use: Residential Current Use: 
CHANGES As Built: gone Add To: gone Sub From: Y Replace: Y
Torn down by Drackett
Current Owner: William H. & Mary Drackett  Date Fr:  Date To: 
Original Owner:  Date Fr:  Date To: 
Owner 1:  Date Fr 1:  Date To 1: 
Owner 2:  Date Fr 2:  Date To 2: 
Owner 3: Mary A. & Aaron Fullen (Mary died 1956) Date Fr 3: 1934 Date To 3: 1959
Owner 4: Allen, Marjorie & Aaron Fullen Date Fr 4: 1959 Date To 4: 
Owner 5:  Date Fr 5:  Date To 5: 
1975 Owner:   
Description:  
Story 1:      Fullen family lived at the end of Sycamore: 103, 105 & 107.  "They were mostly of [American] Indian descent, but were treated more like Negroes.  They were very nice people and Granny Fullen was very well respected.  One of their sons [actually a grandson], Richard, graduated from Ohio State University in Agriculture and the daughters were very beautiful girls." There were also 2 other houses on Sycamore in 1928 when the Terrace Park Country Club purchased more land and added 3 more holes.  Two of the golf course maintenance men lived in these houses.  One was Mr. Shaw and the other was George Thompson.  George Thompson lived with the Minnick family (Harry Minnick died March 20,1967 - perhaps in Milford).  (Information from Robert L. Achor, grandson of Gus Worz, 313 Miami.)  See 103 Miami for info on the golf course.
     Aaron Fullen was half Cherokee Indian and half black.  His wife, Mary, was Caucasian, which was why she was able to buy the land  in 1907.  They had had to leave Virginia, where they were born, and came first to Batavia (1900 Census) and then to Terrace Park.  Richard was a son of Melvin (son of Aaron & Mary) & Bertha Fullen.  (info from Jim Torrence, Melvin's grandson - June 2010)
Story 2:      From a March 1955 letter written by the Chief of Police (no doubt Matt Cook) - "Mr. Arthur Fullen's father and mother moved to Terrace Park about 1905 according to my records.  Arthur Fullen has lived here all of that time.  His children went to Terrace Park School and were hard working and well mannered children.  I have known Arthur for approximately 40 years and he has been a very honest and respectable citizen.  He has worked hard to support his family and is still working all he is physically able.  He is deserving of what ever help can be given to improve his physical condition.  He is in need of an operation and needs financial help." 
    
Arthur Fullen worked as a chauffeur for a family on Indian Hill (Drewry Family, 1920 Census) and later worked as a gardener.  (Info from Virginia Marquette)
     Children in the Fullen family were Ina (TP High School class of 1940), Dorothy (TP High School class of 1941), Margie (married Allen and had a daughter who was on the Shillito's Sewing Board, as Mariemont's Rep), Betty (disabled) and a boy, Arthur.  James Torrence is also in the Fullen family (I believe he's died.).  (Info from Virginia Marquette)
Story 3: Aaron Fullen (born 1859?) died 19 April 1941, Gran & Co. Funeral Home.  Mary Fullen (born 1865?) died 16 November 1956, Monroe Funeral Home.  Arthur M. Fullen (born 1884?) died 6 August 1956, Monroe Funeral Home.  Minnie Fullen was born 19 March 1886 and died 26 March 1971, aged 85 years, Copher Funeral Home.  Melvin Fullen (son of Aaron & Mary) was born  in Virginia 8 May 1886 and died 13 October 1918, aged 32 years.  Clara Fullen (daughter of Melvin & Bertha?) was born 22 December 1914 and died 18 October 1918, aged 3 years.   They are all buried in Section 1 of Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford OH.  Marjorie Fullen Allen, 82, died July 12 2007.  Her brother was Arthur Fullen Jr.
Story 4: A memory from Liz Martin, September 2004.  "The Fullens, a black family, lived on Sycamore. During the 1930s and into the early 40s one of Mr. Fullen's jobs was mowing the numerous open fields in the village.  To accomplish this he sat behind his horse on a seat to which was attached 2 wide multibladed scythes.  After the cuttings had dried, Mr. Fullen came again with 2 rakes attached to the seat to collect the grass, which he then bundled and bailed.   I do not recall the disposition of the bailed hay.  Engraved upon my memory to this day though, is the sweet scent of the new mown hay, which permeated and became a hallmark of the summer season in Terrace Park." 
1939 Map:  
1942 Map: Mary Fullen (Arthur at 107 Sycamore)
1951/3 Map: Arthur Fullen (Fullen also at 107 Sycamore)
1959 Directory: Arthur & Mary Fullen
1960 Directory: Arthur & Minnie Fullen
1962-63 Direct: "
1963-64 Direct: Mrs. Minnie Fullen
1965-70 Directories: "
1971-72 Direct: