Some of this information was from the family genealogy site at http://www.fulkerson.org
Born July 11, 1870 at Maryville, Blount Co., TN, Roe was an optician in Washington, DC. Prominent as a Correspondent in both the Scottish Rite and Royal Arch, he was also the founding editor of Kiwanis Magazine. It was in that publication where, in 1924, he published a column carrying the title "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" thereby coining a phrase later used by Boys Town. Roe also coined the motto of Kiwanis from 1920-2005, "We Build." Brother Roe Fulkerson 33º, was Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia in 1925. He married in 1928, at age 58, and had a daughter at age 63.
When Roe retired in 1942, some of his friends republished a number of his Kiwanis columns in a book called My Personal Pages. A collection of his convention addresses was published by Kiwanis in 1947, unimaginatively titled Convention Addresses By Roe Foulkerson. He also had a 63-page collection of essays published, titled Our Lodge Portrait Gallery from the several Masonic magazines he wrote columns for; The New York Masonic Outlook, the American Freemason, the American Tyler-Keystone out of Michigan. Brother Fulkerson is the namesake for Roe Fulkerson Lodge #299 in Hollywood, Florida, where he spent his declining years serving in the Florida state legislature before his death, January 10, 1949.