Obit: Fullmer, Charles (1855-1921)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson


Surnames: Fullmer, Bertz, Mosher, Holliday, Spengler, Ketchum

---Source: Marshfield News-Herald (7 September 1921)

Fullmer, Charles Byron (9 December 1855-31 August 1921)

Charles Byron Fullmer was born at Ridgeway, Onratio, Canada, December 9, 1855. In 1858 he came with his parents to Iron Ridge, Dodge County, Wisconsin.

Seven years later in 1865 at the close of the Civil War, he with his parents, brothers and sisters came to Loyal, Wisconsin. The distance as far as Tomah was made by train, The rest of the way was by ox-team. where his father David J. Fullmer had secured a homestead of a quarter section of land, one and one-half miles east of Loyal.

Here he resided with the family. At the death of his father, March 27, 1900 he was given the care and responsibility of his mother, one sister and the estate, which he so completely and efficiently fulfilled.

At the time of his mother's death, October 16, 1908 after settling with the heirs he became owner of the estate. which he operated successfully and with profitable results. In the fall of 1919 he sold the property to Bernard Betz of Sparta, Wisconsin who took possession Thanksgiving Day, 1919.

He and his sister, Hettie, moved to Marshfield, Wisconsin, where he bought a home at 715 West B Street. He died August 31, 1921 being ill only a few hours. His death was due to apoplexy.

Services were conducted at the residence, Friday, September 2, by the Rev. F. Zimmerman of the Presbyterian Church of Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Members of the family present were H. H. Fullmer of Woodruff, Wisconsin, H. R. Fullmer, Ingram, Wisconsin, Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Mosher, Thorp, Wisconsin, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Holliday, Clam Falls, Wisconsin, Miss Hettie Fullmer, Marshfield, Wisconsin, Mrs. H. C. Spengler of Duluth, Minnesota.

One sister, Mrs. Ella T. Ketchum of Portland, Oregon and one brother L. D. (Jimmie) Fullmer of Walla Walla, Washington, could not be present.

One brother B. (Baldwin) F. Fullmer of Lavina, Montana, died February 10, 1914.



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