Biography of Charles L. Fuller
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Fuller, Charles L., was born in South Berlin, September 4, 1864, is the son of Henry E. Fuller, born in Petersburgh, December 9, 1830. He was one of three children, two daughters and one son, born to Lewis Fuller, also a native of Petersburgh, born July 9, 1806; he was the son of Amos Fuller, a native of Nine Partners, Conn. He was a farmer and a pioneer of Petersburgh, settled in the wilderness. cleared him a farm and here he spent his last days. Lewis, the grandfather, was also a farmer, and removed to South Berlin, where he spent his life in farming; his wife was Sarah Wilcox; he died January 25, 1888. Henry E., the father, came to South Berlin in 1861 and engaged in the general mercantile business which he conducted until 1873, when he engaged in farming; which business he followed until 1883; he also dealt in agricultural implements. In 1869 he was appointed postmaster, which office he filled until his death, which occurred June 3, 1894. He was a Republican in politics. His wife was Jeanette Lapham, a native of Adams. Mass., and daughter of Daniel and Lucy (Hull) Lapham. Their children were Charles L. and Fannie H. His wife survives him and resides in South Berlin. Mr. Fuller was an active member and liberal contributor of the Baptist church, as was also his father and grandfather. Charles L. spent his life with his father on the farm and in the store. Since his father's death he has conducted the mercantile business in connection with four farms consisting of 438 acres on which he makes a specialty of raising Guernsey cattle, having some fine thoroughbreds and a large number of grades. He is an enterprising and successful young man in politics. He has officiated as inspector four terms and is now holding the office of assessor in his town, and is also school trustee and a member of the American Protective Association.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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