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Alfred Michael Fuller

Alfred Michael Fuller

Male 1900 - 1931  (30 years)

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  • Name Alfred Michael Fuller 
    Born 19 Jul 1900  St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 244 
    Reference Number FUL-CW6 
    Died 26 Feb 1931  Drumheller, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Died as a result of injuries in a mine accident at the Black Diamond Mine in Carbon, Alberta, earlier the dame day
    Buried 01 Mar 1931  Carbon Cemetery, Carbon, Kneehill, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I244  fullereriksen
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2017 

    Father Charles Woodman Fuller,   b. 11 Jul 1861, Dunkirk, Chautauqua, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Oct 1937, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Grace Déchanet,   b. 22 Feb 1868, Wabasha, Wabasha, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Dec 1932, Carbon, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1891  St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • The ceremony was conducted by his father, PW Fuller.
    Photos
    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)
    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).
    Fuller, Grace Dechanet Fuller and her girls
    Fuller, Grace Dechanet Fuller and her girls
    L-standing: daughters Dora & Bell and Ellen Kyle Fuller (wife of Harry Fuller)
    Documents
    Fuller, Charles Woodman Fuller - Family Medical Book
    Fuller, Charles Woodman Fuller - Family Medical Book
    Fuller, Charles Woodman - Family Medical Book
    Fuller, Charles Woodman - Family Medical Book
    The Charles W Fuller family Medical Book or Home Encyclopedia of Health has recently came to light as it was handed down in the family from Grace Dechanet Fuller to her daughter Belle Fuller Vaughan and then down to her daughter Barbara Vaughan and family. It has been well used and is without the front or back covers (and a few pages in the front) and is some 5 inches thick and contains some 1400 pages. The book is in fact 10 books in one and covers all aspects of health and the human body as seen by the author in 1904. It is so complete that it even covers detailed pictures of bone and muscle placement.
    We can imagine our ancestor Grace Dechanet Fuller using this book almost daily with her family of nine children and are thankful that it was handed down in the family.
    The attached file is interactive to a website that has the entire book and that website is secure.
    Histories
    Fuller, Charles Woodman - an Historical Profile
    Fuller, Charles Woodman - an Historical Profile
    The Life and Times of Charles Woodman Fuller
    Albums
    Fuller Coal Mine, Carbon, Alberta Canada
    Fuller Coal Mine, Carbon, Alberta Canada (18)
    The Fuller family owned and operated the Fuller coal mine for some years about 1920. The mine opened in 1918 and went through several owners before it eventually shut down in 1930. The mine was a big part of the Fuller family life for many years. Charles also built a rooming house for the miners in the area and Grace was the cook and manager during this time it was open.
    Fuller Farm and Ranch, Carbon, Alberta, Canada
    Fuller Farm and Ranch, Carbon, Alberta, Canada (56)
    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.
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet

    Family Annetta Charlton Douglas,   b. 19 Jul 1905, Pine Creek, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1960, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 06 Jun 1927  Douglas Farm, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
    +1. Margaret Grace Fuller,   b. 15 Oct 1928, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 2015, Airdrie, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Family ID F157  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Jul 1900 - St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 06 Jun 1927 - Douglas Farm, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Feb 1931 - Drumheller, Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 01 Mar 1931 - Carbon Cemetery, Carbon, Kneehill, Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Fuller, Alfred and wife Annetta
    Fuller, Alfred and wife Annetta
    Alfred and Margaret, Jan 27, 1931, no snow
    Alfred and Margaret, Jan 27, 1931, no snow
    Alfred Fuller and his daughter Margaret Fuller Giles - note: no snow in January
    Alfred and wife Annette
    Alfred and wife Annette

    Headstones
    Fuller, Alfred, Carbon Alberta Canada
    Fuller, Alfred, Carbon Alberta Canada
    FULLER
    ALFRED
    1900-1931
    REST IN PEACE
    Plot: Plot 196

  • Sources 
    1. [S110] Vital Records, Minnesota, Compiler: State of Minnesota, USA, (Publisher: NEHGS - Online, 99-101 Newbury Street , Boston, MA), Ful- various., Birth Record filed 24 Jul 1900. Address 70 Hatch Street; Birth place, 40 Hatch, St Paul, KDS source film 1309131, Indexing Project #C74698-3; Ful-CW1, p 14, 13a.

    2. [S142] Research Notes (Fuller) by the Giles Family, Margaret Giles, (2 Oct, 2006), Various., The news paper: 'The Carbon Chronicle', March 5, 1931, Page 1 reported: "On Thursday morning Feb 26, about 11 AM, a serious accident occurred in the Black Diamond mine when Alfred Fuller was critically injured by a rock fall in the workings of the mine. It seems that Fuller was trying to pry loose a large body of coal when a huge rock was loosened above falling and cruching the man. He was rushed to Drumheller hospital, where he died at 4:30 PM without gaining consciousness."; Ful-Cw6, p 5-1/2.

    3. [S142] Research Notes (Fuller) by the Giles Family, Margaret Giles, (2 Oct, 2006), Various., From The Drumheller Mail, 26 Feb 1931, pg 1:
      CARBON MINER KILLED BY FALL OF ROCK TODAY --A ton of rock fell on Alfred Michael Fuller, 36, miner at the Black Diamond Mine, Carbon, this afternoon, causing multiple injuries, which later resulted in death.

      It was thought that Fuller was dead when extricated from the debris, until some slight movement was noticed and it was found that the injured man was alive. He was immediately removed to the Drumheller Hospital in Winter Bros.' ambulance, but succumbed two hours later. Dr. Gibson will hold an inquest on Friday.

      From The Drumheller Mail, 5 Mar 1931, pg 1:
      JURY RETURNS AN ACCIDENTAL DEATH VERDICT, MINER - Inquest Into Death of Carbon Miner Held at Drumheller; Funeral Sunday. An inquest was held at Drumheller on Friday afternoon, following the death of Alfred Fuller, a miner at the Black Diamond mine, Carbon, who succumbed two hours after admission to the Drumheller hospital. He was fatally injured by a fall of rock in the mine. The verdict of the jury given to Dr. G.M. Gibson, coroner, was as follows:

      "We, the jury impanelled to inquire into the cause of the death of Alfred Fuller, do find that Alfred Fuller came to his death by accident caused by a fall of rock in the room where he was working, being room 6, sixth entry west, in the Black Diamond mine, Carbon, Alberta, on February 26, 1931."

      The jury consisted of: T.S. Branson (foreman), R. Steven, W. Gibson, Melville Diggs, James K. Adam, E.W. Spencer. Dr. Brogden testified that Fuller's death was due to shock, a fracture of the skull and several other injuries. Two miners, K. Bolog and M. Kapinuik, working near Fuller, heard the roof fall in and rushed to help release Fuller's body, but this was impossible -- the slab of rock being about five feet square and ten inches thick. Further aid was necessary to extricate the injured man.

      The manager of the Black Diamond mine, J.H. Oliphant, stated that Fuller had been in the company's service for several years and that he was a capable and reliable miner. Oliphant had inspected the room the day before the accident and seeing a crack in the roof told Fuller to place a boom under the defected part, which the latter did. It is believed that as work proceeded later, the boom slipped and allowed the roof to fall in. Constable Jones, of the Alberta Provincial Police department, at Carbon, conducted the inquiry on behalf of the police, and Bernard Nugent, inspector of mines, of Camrose, was in charge of the proceedings in the interest of the Department of Mines.

      The funeral of the late Mr. Fuller was held at Carbon on Sunday afternoon with services at the Carbon United Church. The Rev. W. McNicholl read the burial service, and Mr. R.J. Fairbairn officiated at the organ. Mrs. S.F. Torrance was the soloist. Interment was made in the Carbon cemetery in the presence of a large gathering of friends. The pallbearers were: C.L. Mancell, L. Mancell, R. Skerry, W. Zeigler, W. Birtles and J. Mansley.

      Floral tributes were received from: Annetta and Peggy; Mr. and Mrs. Douglas and family; Mr. and Mrs. Poxon and family; Carbon Old Timers' Association; Dad and Mother; Babe Oliver and Ralph, Dora, Nels and family; Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Oliphant; Peerless Social Club. Winter Bros. were in charge of the arrangements.; Ful-CW6, page 5-6.

    4. [S142] Research Notes (Fuller) by the Giles Family, Margaret Giles, (2 Oct, 2006), Various., Ful-Cw6, p 5-1/2.

    5. [S121] Cemetery, Fuller, Carbon, Alberta, (Sept 2005), Ful-CW1, photo section., Ful-Cw6, Picture of Stone.

    6. [S127] Marriage, Fuller CW & Grace Dechanet, (Filed 23 Dec 1891), Ful-CW1, page 12., The Certificate portion of this document is signed by PW Fuller. The witnesses were: Fred S. Johnson and Mamie Dechanet. Grace may not of hesitated to married a man with 4 kids because her father had done the same. Also LDS source film #1314519, Indexing Project #M02043-3.; Ful-CW1, p12;Gra-Dech p16a.

    7. [S219] Bible, Pulasky W Fuller family bible (4 hand written BMD pages, it appears that PW entered the names and dates to his new bible in 1856 from memory then added children as they were born/died), (American Bible Society, New York, New York, USA, Published: 1854), Ful-PW1, page 30., Charles Fuller and Grace Dushena at St. Paul. On 2/-lianka Eig. 1892; Ful-PW1, page 30c.

    8. [S142] Research Notes (Fuller) by the Giles Family, Margaret Giles, (2 Oct, 2006), Various., Ful-Cw6, p 5-1.