GEORGE O. FULLER, an enterprising farmer living on section 4, Old Town Township, is the son of Charles and Eliza (Griffin) Fuller, natives of York State. After their marriage the parents settled in Jefferson County, their native State, whence they removed to St. Lawrence County, and then back to Jefferson County, and there lived until 1865, the father engaged the while in farming. During the latter year they came to McLean County, and taking up their residence in Old Town Township continued to live as man and wife until October, 1882, when he was struck by lightning and instantly killed. She survives him and is a resident of Old Town Township. Their union was blest by the birth of six sons and five daughters, and George O. was the third in rder of birth. Mr. Fuller of this notice was born in St. Lawrence County, N. Y., Dec. 6, 1842. He received his education n the common schools and worked on the farm in his native county until 1865, when he came with his parents to this county and settled with them in Old Town Township. Thus far in life his years have been passed in agricultural pursuits, in which he has met with moderate success. He is at present the owner of an eighty-acre farm, located on section 4, Old Town Township, on which he has good and substantial farm buildings, and is there engaged in the general routine of a farmer's life.

Mr. Fuller was married in Jefferson County, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1862, to Climena Groat, daughter of Henry and Jane (Gibbons) Groat. Miss Groat's parents had three children, and she was born in Jefferson County, N. Y. The union of our subject with Miss Groat has been blest by the birth of two children, Myron and Allie, both living at home. Mr. Fuller became a soldier in the Union army in 1862, enlisting in the 13th New York Heavy Artillery and served three years. Receiving his discharge he returned to Jefferson County, N. Y., and there lived until coming here. In politics he is a Democrat.

Portrait and biographical album of McLean County, Ill. : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of Illinois, and of the presidents of the United States.  (Chicago:  Chapman Brothers, 1887), 122-23.  Transcribed by Judy Rosella Edwards




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