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Fuller, Wallace 1834-1917

FULLER, PIERCE, MINNETTE, JEFFERS

Posted By: Viv Reeves (email)
Date: 9/12/2007 at 20:27:00

LeMars Sentinel, Friday, February 16, 1917, Page 1, Column 7:

AN EARLY PIONEER

WALLACE FULLER WAS EARLY SETTLER IN JOHNSON

Friends in LeMars received word yesterday of the death of Wallace Fuller, which occurred on Tuesday at the home of his stepdaughter, Mrs. Arthur Pierce, at Estevan, Canada. The remains will be brought here for burial and the funeral take place on Saturday.

Mr. Fuller was one of the early settlers in Plymouth county, homesteading in Johnson township in 1869. He was eighty-three years of age. He is survived by one daughter and three sons, one son and one daughter residing in Clark county, South Dakota.

Mr. Fuller was twice married. His first wife was burned to death in a prairie fire shortly after they settled on their homestead in Johnson township. Later he was married to Mrs. Minnette, who died about five years ago. On retiring from the farm Mr. Fuller lived on the tract of land on Front street, now known as the Bogenrief place. About five years ago he went to Canada to make his home with his daughter. A sister of the deceased, Mrs. Kate Jeffers, lives on the Broken Kettle.
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LeMars Semi-weekly Sentinel
2-20-1917

Remains of Wallace Fuller Brought to
LeMars for Internment

The funeral of the late Wallace Fuller, who died last week at his home in Estevan, Canada, was held on Saturday at the First Baptist church, Rev. Th. Hunter, the pastor, officiating. The funeral was largely attended by old friends and neighbors, Mr. Fuller being one of the early settlers in Plymouth county. The members of Mower Post, G. A. R., attended the services, the deceased having been a soldier during the Civil war.

Wallace Fuller was born in the state of New York July 17, 1834, and when he was a child his parents moved to eastern Iowa. When he was a young man he went west to Denver and worked in the gold mines of Colorado. He served in the Civil war in the Twelfth Colorado regiment for three years. After the. war he was married to Miss Annie Anger, and in 1871 they came to Plymouth county and settled on a farm in Johnson township where he lived for many years. His first wife died from burns received in a prairie fire while they were living on the homestead, leaving five small children. He subsequently married Mrs. Mary Mannette, who died four years ago. Mr. Fuller moved to South Dakota in 1894 and lived there a few years when he returned to Plymouth county and lived on a tract of land on the west side of LeMars. For the past few years Mr. Fuller had lived at Estevan.

He is survived by his children who are Frank L. Fuller, of Naples, S.D.; Mrs. Margaret Wallace, of Sioux City; Mrs. R.H. Beaty, of Elrod, S.D.; Mrs. J. T. Wilson and Mrs. A.E. Pierce of Estevan, Canada; Marshall Fuller and Leon Fuller, of North Dakota; and Miss Mary Mannette, of Toronto. There are thirteen grandchildren. He also leaves several brothers and sisters. Mrs. I. N. Jeffers, living in the west part of the county, is a sister.

Mr. Fuller enjoyed the respect and esteem of all who knew him.


 

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