Elijah Knapp Fuller II

Brief Life History of Elijah Knapp

When Elijah Knapp Fuller II was born on 4 February 1847, in Winter Quarters, Washington, Nebraska, United States, his father, Elijah Knapp Fuller, was 35 and his mother, Catherine Walker, was 22. He married Sarah Elizabeth Glover on 28 June 1869, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1851. He died on 8 October 1885, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Elijah Knapp Fuller II
Sarah Elizabeth Glover
Marriage: 28 June 1869
Jane Lillian Fuller
William Edwin Fuller
Sarah Rosetta Fuller
Catherine Elizabeth Fuller
Elijah Knapp Fuller III
Marion May Fuller
Rachel Edna Fuller
Anna Zelnora Fuller
Joseph Elijah Fuller

Sources (28)

  • Elijah Fuller in household of Elijah K Fuller, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elija Knapp Fuller, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Elijah K Fuller in entry for Mrs Catherine E F Or Kate Watkins, "Utah, Brigham City Family History Center, Obituary Collection, 1930-2015"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Davis, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Davis, Utah, United States


On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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Elijah K. Fuller - Sketch by daughter Catherine Elizabeth Fuller Watkins

ELIJAH K. FULLER - Sketch by Daughter Catherine Elizabeth Fuller Watkins My father Elijah K. Fuller was born 4 February 1847, at Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was the eldest son of Elijah Knapp Fuller an …

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