Blackwelder, Minnie Venora

Class of 1896

Birth: 1878, North Carolina
Death: 1973, South Carolina

George Washington Blackwelder
Amy Selina Lippard Cress

Spouse: Rev. Edward Fulenwider (1876 – 1962)
Marriage: 6 May 1903

Paul Edward Bernard Fulenwider (1904 – 1989)
Mary Houseal Fulenwider (1908-1910)

Rosemont Cemetery
Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina, USA

Source:, # 44920628.


“Miss Minnie Verona [Venora] Fulenwider, daughter of George Washington and Amy Solina Cress Blackwelder, graduated from Mont Amoena Seminary, Mt. Pleasant. She is interested in painting, sewing, housekeeping and church work. She is a faithful pastor’s wife, a leader in Sunday School, children’s and young peoples’ work. For a number of years Rev. Edward Fulenwider and his family have been prominent and influential in Lutheran Church affairs in North and South Carolina, four children:

Paul Edward Fulenwider, b. 5-10-1904, Mt. Pleasant, m. 2-9-1923, Morgantown, N. C., Mabel Rochell Miller, b. 4-13-1905, Hickory, N. C. …”

Torchbearers of Freedom, by Amanda Elizabeth Fulenwider (1960)


Abstracts of the Lutheran Visitor, Dec. 22, 1888 – Sept. 8, 1904

Rev. Edward Fulenwider married Miss M. Venora Blackwelder, daughter of George W. Blackwelder, on 5/6/1903 in Holy Trinity Church, Mt. Pleasant NC officiated by two brothers-in-law of the bride, Rev. R. L. Patterson of Somerset PA and Rev. Prof. J. H. C. Fisher. The bride’s sister, Mrs. R. L. Patterson, played the organ. There was an extensive summary of the wedding and participants. Lutheran Visitor 5/14/1903, page 9