William Oliver Fuller

Brief Life History of William Oliver

When William Oliver Fuller was born on 11 February 1816, in Thomaston, Knox, Maine, United States, his father, Peter Fuller, was 24 and his mother, Phebe Dunbar, was 29. He married Bethia Charlotte Snow on 12 August 1841, in Thomaston, Knox, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 14 October 1908, in Rockland, Knox, Maine, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Rockland, Knox, Maine, United States.

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William Oliver Fuller
Bethia Charlotte Snow
Marriage: 12 August 1841
Delia Fuller
Adela Snow Fuller
Martha Cobb Fuller
Ambrose Snow Fuller
Mary Fuller
William Oliver Fuller Jr
Frank Washburn Fuller

Sources (17)

  • Wm O Fuller, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Oliver Fuller, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • William Oliver Fuller, "Find A Grave Index"

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With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


Maine is the 23rd state.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a dresser of cloth, from Middle English fuller ‘fuller of cloth’ (partly from Old English fullere, partly from Old French fouleor, foleur, Latin fullo). Raw cloth had to be fulled, i.e. scoured, cleansed, and thickened by beating or trampling it in water, a process also known as walking or tucking, hence the surnames Walker and Tucker alongside Fuller. These three terms and surnames are characteristic of different parts of England. In general, in Middle English, Fuller is southern and eastern, while Walker belongs to the west and north and Tucker is southwestern. Compare Fullen .

English: variant of Fullard with loss of -d.

German (Füller): occupational name for a person whose work involved filling, such as a dauber, or a nickname for a gourmand or glutton. Compare Filler .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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