Ella Fletcher Fuller, 1854-1931
Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 2/2/2009 at 15:19:23
Mrs. C. E. Fuller
Ella Effie Fletcher was born in the village of Johnston Vt. August 8th 1854. She was the daughter of Dr. Joseph Fletcher and Clare Muckler. At the age of three months the family moved from Vermont to Iowa in a covered wagon. At Toledo, Iowa she received her education and taught in the high school of Toledo for 4 years, She also taught 4 years in the high school at Tama City.
At the age of 15 she began teaching a Sunday school class and continued that work as long as she lived.
On August 3,1882 she was united in marriage to Charles Evarts Fuller, coming directly to Emmet county and settling upon a prairie farm near Swan Lake, then the county seat of Emmet County. In the spring of 1885, she begin teaching the Swan Lake school which she developed into the first graded school of the county.
In the early years on the farm her two daughters were born, Mrs. W. W. Wilson and Mrs. A. C. Andrews.
In November of 1903 the family moved to Estherville which has continued to be the family home.
Mrs. Fuller upon moving to Emmet County, became a member of the Presbyterian church at Swan Lake changing her membership to Estherville with her change of residence. She was identified with the missionary society of her church, the D.A.R , Eastern Star and the W.C.T.U. In each organization she rendered efficient service. The nearest to her heart at all times was the missionary society.
On January 29th, after a long illness she passed to her coronation and reward.
The funeral service was conducted from the Presbyterian Church, Saturday afternoon, her pastor, Rev. Arthur G. Bailey officiated while the Eastern Star had charge of the services at Oak Hill cemetery.
Those who survive to mourn her departure are her husband, Mr. Charles Fuller, Mrs. W.W. Wilson, and Mrs. A. C. Andrews, the two daughters, six grandsons and one sister Mrs. Pearl Wade of Sacramento, California.
Attending the funeral from out of the city were Miss Julia Hartwell of Chicago, Ill., Miss Mable Herrick of Des Moines, a very close friend, and Mrs. O.Q. C. Fuller and daughters of Milford Iowa.
Source: Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; February 4, 1931.
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