William Fuller

26 May 1811–19 February 1880 (Age 68)
Kington, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Fuller was born on 26 May 1811, in Kington, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Fuller, was 26 and his mother, Catharine Smith, was 22. He married Harriet Slater on 28 January 1839, in Saint Mark's Church, Kennington, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lambeth, Surrey, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 19 February 1880, in Stockton, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Stockton Cemetery, Stockton, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Fuller
Harriet Slater
Marriage: 28 January 1839
Harriet Elizabeth Fuller
William Fuller
John Fuller
Charles Fuller
Emma Fuller
Mary Ann Fuller

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 January 1839Saint Mark's Church, Kennington, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 4
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 19
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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    Sources (32)

    • William Fuller, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William Fuller in entry for Mary Ann Fuller Shelton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • William Fuller, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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