FULLER GENEALOGY

Our FULLER Ancestors

Fuller Farm and Ranch, Carbon, Alberta, Canada:

Fuller Farm and Ranch, Carbon, Alberta, Canada:

Babe Fuller said that the boys in the Fuller family were farmers to help on the farm but they were also cowboys and loved activities of being cowboys including bucking broncs and all that goes with that. We know that some of the boys participated in the Calgary Stampede, a big yearly rodeo event. Glen signed up for the army in 1916 and listed as "Ranch Cowboy" as his profession or trade and in another questionnaire he listed "Horse Breaker" as his profession. Harry listed "Farmer" on his.

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Fuller Farm, lunch break during harvest, 1923
Fuller Farm, lunch break during harvest, 1923
Charles Woodman Fuller is standing on the right overseeing his harvest crew - no mention that any of them are family, Except on the boy on the far left is Babe Fuller about 11 years old ....

I'll bet the crew looked forward to this lunch baskets arriving, packed up by the girls on the farm with a coffee pot ....

This is a wonderful picture and gives you the atmosphere that existed at the time.  
 
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Charles W. Fuller farming
Charles W. Fuller farming
Babe said that this is the last Picture of Charles Woodman Fuller before he died 
 
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Babe Fuller and his brother Ralph
Babe Fuller and his brother Ralph
Ralph was a cowboy, farm hand, rodeo bull rider, etc. all his life and died as a result of an accident where he was a rodeo clown.
Babe did not follow his brothers cowboy lifestyle. 
 
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Fuller, Charles Woodman and Grace Dechanet family
Fuller, Charles Woodman and Grace Dechanet family
Bk L. Glen, Bell, Harry, Roy, Dora, Alfred, Ralph.
Sit, Charles W, Grace.
Fr, Ollie, Sebastian (Babe). 
 
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Fuller, Charles Woodman and the older boys
Fuller, Charles Woodman and the older boys
Standing Left - Ralph, Harry, Glen, Roy, Alfred (named after Grace's father)
Sitting - Charles Woodman Fuller
Boys missing: Oliver 'Ollie' and Sebastian 'Babe', (named after Grace's grandfather) 
 
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Fuller, Ralph
Fuller, Ralph
Here Ralph is in an army uniform. Not much is known as to what part he played in the war. 
 
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Fuller, Ralph
Fuller, Ralph
Ralph Fuller the Cowboy -- the life he loved  
 
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Fuller, Ralph and Alfred on the farm
Fuller, Ralph and Alfred on the farm
The older Fuller boys were cowboys and this picture shows that they not only rode horses, but dressed the part as well. I am sure that they all worked hard on the farming part of their life but their passion was being cowboys.  
 
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Fuller, Ralph on the farm
Fuller, Ralph on the farm
Ralph Fuller, Cowboy and Ranch Hand 
 
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Fuller, Ralph and Babe
Fuller, Ralph and Babe
The picture was taken down on the "flats" by the river and likely the rooming house is behind the photographer. This was one year after their mother died.  
 
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Ralph in Calgary Stampede
Ralph in Calgary Stampede
Here Ralph is riding in the Calgary Stampede Parade and I am sure the city folk found this part of the wild west fascinating. Ralph was always clowning around.

The building in the background is still there on 8th Ave and 2nd Street SW, Calgary in 2021 ...... it is the JSS Barristers Building.
The parade at that time or whatever event Ralph is performing for, was on 8th Ave at that time.  
 
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1920 on the Fuller Farm
1920 on the Fuller Farm
Harvesting on the Fuller Farm  
 
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1920 Fuller Farm
1920 Fuller Farm
 
 
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1920 Thrashing
1920 Thrashing
Trashing on the Fuller farm 
 
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1936 Carbon Alberta farming
1936 Carbon Alberta farming
Farming Pictures from the Carbon area, 1936  
 
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Alfred's daughter Margaret Fuller Giles on the Fuller Farm
Alfred's daughter Margaret Fuller Giles on the Fuller Farm
 
 
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Alfred's daughter Margaret Grace on the Fuller Farm
Alfred's daughter Margaret Grace on the Fuller Farm
Margaret's married name was Margaret Grace Giles 
 
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Aunt Nellie at the farm
Aunt Nellie at the farm
Ellen "Nellie" Kyle Fuller was the wife of Harry Fuller and lived on the farm until Harry died in 1928 
 
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Babe and Ollie on the farm
Babe and Ollie on the farm
Ollie (Oliver) had polio early in his life 
 
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Babe Fuller
Babe Fuller
There were always lots of ponies to ride on the Fuller Farm 
 
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Babe Fuller on the Fuller Farm
Babe Fuller on the Fuller Farm
 
 
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Belle Fuller and Jack Vaughan
Belle Fuller and Jack Vaughan
This picture was taken on the Fuller farm, likely before Belle and Jack's marriage in 1927 
 
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Butchering at the Fuller farm
Butchering at the Fuller farm
 
 
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Calgary Market
Calgary Market
The Fuller family often hauled a load of coal and sold it at the Calgary market, some 100 kilometers one away. They then bought supplies needed for the mine or farm. This included barrels of food such as dried fruit, flour, oats, and other dry goods as well as clothing, etc.  
 
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Charles and Harry Fuller on the farm
Charles and Harry Fuller on the farm
This is Charles standing and his son Harry sitting in the buggy.
Jack Balderson told the story that when Charles W Fuller retired, he and Grace loved to drive in a one horse buggy to visit family and friends - especially on Sundays and this almost certainly is the horse and buggy they drove in.  
 
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Charles W Fuller on the farm
Charles W Fuller on the farm
Charles has his arm around either Bell or Dora and Babe & Ollie are on the right side.  
 
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Fuller farm
Fuller farm
Very early day tractor on the Fuller Farm 
 
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Fuller farmhouse in the winter
Fuller farmhouse in the winter
 
 
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Fuller homestead land in Carbon area
Fuller homestead land in Carbon area
The Fuller Farm/Ranch was in fact Charles W.'s homestead located at the NW 1/4 of Section 2, Tsp 29, Rg 23, W4 meridian. Three of Charles' children homesteaded the other 3 quarters of Section 2:
NE 1/4 - His son Allen
SE 1/4 - his son Jesse
SW 1/4 - his daughter Anne and her husband Norman McClellan

This map show that the Farm was about 1 mile south of the land above the mine, where the family lived part of the time and Harry and his new wife Nellie lived there for awhile after they were married.
 
 
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Fuller, Farm in Carbon, Alberta, Canada
Fuller, Farm in Carbon, Alberta, Canada
This wonderful old picture shows Grace Déchanet Fuller, mother of the family in Carbon, doing the family washing outside. 
 
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Fuller, Olle
Fuller, Olle
Ollie is shown here with two of the farm horses used to pull farming equipment of plowing, harrowing and even swathers. During this time in history a farm could not operate without these horses. A good farmer had to be a shrewd horse trader as well.  
 
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Fuller farm scene
Fuller farm scene
Setting up the machinery at harvest time  
 
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Fullers farm, Carbon, Alberta, Canada
Fullers farm, Carbon, Alberta, Canada
Good picture of a car they drove at the time on the Fuller Farm 
 
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Getting ready for new mine system
Getting ready for new mine system
Preparing the area to add a rail spur into the Fuller Mine area after the main CPR rail line came through the valley in 1921 specifically to pick up coal from the area.
According to Babe Fuller, his father, Charles W. Fuller mortgaged the farm and used the money to build this spur off the main line in about 1921/2 and when they started mining from this new mine entrance into the Fuller mine. they found that the coal seam that existed through the old entrance did not extend to the new entrance.
The life that Charles and Grace had built over time ended and they then put their energy into the Minors Rooming House, which was run by Grace and her girls.  
 
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Grace Dechanet Fuller
Grace Dechanet Fuller
Grace was in charge of all the household duties on the farm. 
 
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Harry fishing
Harry fishing
Harry taking a break from his farm duties and catching supper. 
 
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Harry Fuller on the farm
Harry Fuller on the farm
Harry and his favourite horse. 
 
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Harry Fuller the farmer
Harry Fuller the farmer
Here Harry is making stooks .... a group of sheaves stood on end to dry before being picked up and fed into the thrashing machine to harvest the grain out..  
 
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Harvest time on Fuller farm
Harvest time on Fuller farm
A very old picture 
 
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Harvest time on the Fuller farm
Harvest time on the Fuller farm
After the sheaves of grain were dried in stooks, the sheaves were picked up by loading then into a big wagon. The wagon was then parked beside the threshing machine and a man with a pitch fork then placed each sheave of grain on a conveyer belt which fed the grain into the threshing machine. He had to be careful to feed each sheave head first into the threshing machine.  
 
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Nellie and friend on the farm
Nellie and friend on the farm
 
 
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Olle and Babe Fuller on the farm
Olle and Babe Fuller on the farm
Ollie and Babe were the two youngest boys and spent a lot of time together.  
 
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Alfred and Margaret, Jan 27, 1931
Alfred and Margaret, Jan 27, 1931
Alfred Fuller and his daughter Margaret Fuller Giles - note: no snow in January 
 
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Alfred and wife Annetta
Alfred and wife Annetta
 
 
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Carbon fairgrounds picture
Carbon fairgrounds picture
That is Grace Fuller in the very middle in the black dress and black hat 
 
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Carbon Parade
Carbon Parade
This is taken on main street and was the custom of the day to have a parade, perhaps for July 1 or just before the local stampede.
I am sure the Fuller Cowboys are in this parade. 
 
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Charles W. Fuller with Grandson Charles
Charles W. Fuller with Grandson Charles
This is Charles W Fuller with Harry's son Charles James Fuller  
 
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Fuller, Glen
Fuller, Glen
Glen was a cowboy, but this picture was taken at the Calgary Stampede in a dressup booth.  
 
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Fuller, Grace Dechanet with her girls, L- Dora, Belle and Ellen Kyle Fuller.JPG
Fuller, Grace Dechanet with her girls, L- Dora, Belle and Ellen Kyle Fuller.JPG
L-standing: daughters Dora & Bell and Ellen Kyle Fuller (wife of Harry Fuller) 
 
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Fuller, Harry
Fuller, Harry
The boys were cowboys and one thing they liked was breaking horses so they could be ridden. Here is Harry doing just that. 
 
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Fuller, Ollie with nephew Charles
Fuller, Ollie with nephew Charles
Charles was the son of Harry and Nellie. Picture was likely taken down by the Rooming House 
 
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Grace and granddaughter Annie Grace
Grace and granddaughter Annie Grace
Grace Dechanet Fuller and her namesake "Annie Grace" daughter of Harry and Ellen "Nellie" Kyle Fuller. Aunt Nellie told me that her Mother's name was Annie and Harry's Mother was Grace. 
 
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Ralph with Raymond Vaughan (Blond) and Charles Fuller (Nellie)
Ralph with Raymond Vaughan (Blond) and Charles Fuller (Nellie)
Raymond Vaughan was the son of Belle and Jack Vaughan, who died in a gun accident when he was very small.
Charles Fuller was the son of Harry and Nellie Fuller, who grew up to have a family of his own 
 
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Herbert, Nels and Dora Fuller family
Herbert, Nels and Dora Fuller family
Nels and Dora Herbert Family
Back: L. Nels, Dora
Seated: Charles Woodman Fuller
Children: L. Ray, Hans, Tillie, Leslie, Doreen 
 


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