Fullerton Wells was the father of Mrs. Rosemae Wells Campbell of Colorado
Springs, CO. The artifacts of her father's newspaper and photographs of
him during his service in The Spanish American War are prized possessions
of the Pompton Lakes Museum.
May 18, 1993, The
Pompton Lakes Museum has been the recipient of the Criterion, a
hand-written newspaper by Fullerton Wells of his days in Pompton dated
January 1893 through April 1893 when he wrote his "Last Issue".
newspaper is a recounting of the days in Pompton. The names of McDanitt,
Ludlum, Colfax, Wells, Reames, DeForest, DeMiIle, Potter, Titus, Durling,
DeBow, Terhiine, Houman, Bartholf, Post and Einstein recur throughout the
pages with anecdotes of illnesses, deaths, social visits, travels, parties
and ordinary daily occurrences.
accounts of happenings to people we read of in our early Pompton history
are strangely revealing. The Criterion takes characters and transforms
them into real people. Names of streets, homes and the characters who were
the pioneers of our communities become real from the descriptive notes in