Biography of William Dinsmore Fuller
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Fuller, William Dinsmore, Potsdam, was born in the village of Norwood, May 24, 1857, a son Wyman M. Fuller, who was a native of New Hampshire, born in Newport in 1815, and came to St. Lawrence county about 1840. He was first located at Massena where he became quite prominent in politics, holding the office of town clerk, post master, etc. He moved to Norwood in 1850 where for a few years he conducted a hotel, and the later years of his life was a merchant in this village. He held the office of postmaster during the war, and justice of the peace for a number of years. He died September 13, 1875. The mother of our subject, Olive Dinsmore, was a native of Lyndonville, Vt., and they had four children: George H., engaged in the manufacture of artificial limbs and president of a Job Printing Co., at Rochester, N. Y.; Frances E., of Norwood; Etta A,, a teacher of Minneapolis; and William D. Mrs. Fuller, mother of our subject, is still a resident of Norwood, aged seventy seven years. Our subject was educated in Norwood Graded School, and his first occupation was as a clerk in his father's store. He was two years with G. E. Holbrook, was eight years with L. H. & H. Ashley, and was two years with Heath, Landers & Co., at Potsdam. In the spring of 1886 Mr. Fuller established a clothing store in the Matthewis Block at Norwood, and two years later moved to the Pert Block where he hasever since been engaged in business. He has here a large store of twenty five feet front and seventy five feet deep and carries a large line of ready made clothing, hats, caps and gentlemen's furnishing goods, and conducts in connection a merchant tailoring establishment. Mr. Fuller is a member of What Cheer Lodge, No. 689, F, & A, M., and of Norwood Lodge I. O. O. F. He was four years treasurer of the village. He is a member of Congregational church, and is a staunch Democrat. He married, October 9, 1889, Abbie M., daughter of A. F. Zoller of Hammond, and they have one child, Wyman Z.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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