Lester James Fuller
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transcription from the THE HISTORY OF BUTLER COUNTY by MOONEY-1916
by Mary Louise Hamilton Rogers.
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BUTLER CO., KS by Mooney-1916
L. J. Fuller, a prominent farmer and stockman of Prospect township and early
settler of Butler county, is a native of Michigan. He was born in Washtenaw
county, December 14, 1850, and is a son of James H. Fuller and Mary Ann (Bonny)
Fuller, natives of New York state and early settlers of Michigan. Levi Fuller,
Grandfather of L. J. Fuller, was a Michigan pioneer and came from Utica, NY, to
the wilds of Michigan at an early day, and here located in the wilderness and
made a home for himself and his family.
In 1869, L. J. Fuller removed to Missouri with his parents and settled in Newton
county. They remained there about ten years, when they came to Kansas and
located at Columbus, where the parents spent the remainder of their lives, their
deaths occurring within seventeen days of each other. They were the parents of
five children, three of whom are now living, two daughters being dead.
In 1890, L. J. Fuller traded for the property in Prospect township, there he now
resides. At first he had 320 acres, but later sold 160. He has been quite
extensively engaged in the stock business and has also carried on a large dairy
business. Mr. Fuller is one of the substantial farmers and stockmen of the
county and has made a success of his undertakings.
Mr. Fuller was united in marriage in Newton county, Missouri, in 1874, to Miss
Lucy E. Koontz, a daughter of Levi and Charlotte (Key) Koontz. Mrs Fuller is a
native of Montgomery county, Missouri. Her father was a native of North Carolina
and of German decent, and her mother was a native of Virginia and of French
decent. When Mrs. Fuller was six weeks old her parents drove across the plains
to Iowa and settled in Clarke county,in that State. After making their home
there for sixteen years, they went to Newton county in 1869. The mother died in
1884, and six years later the father came to live with Mrs.Fuller, where he
spent the last sixteen years of his life. He died October 13, 1902, aged
eighty-two years and six months. He was a grand ol man and a representative of
that type of pioneers whose work is well done.
To Mr. and Mrs. Fuller have been born the following children: Fred, Peck, KS.,
married Bessie Fuller, and they have two children, Alvah and Edna; William
Leonard, Prospedt township, married Viola Locke, and they have two children,
Ruth and Ruby (twins); Myrtle, married Frank Brown, Latham, KS; Levi, Latham,
KS; Ernest, died at the age of five months; Clyde, resides at home; Mary,
married William Jones, Prospect township, and they have one child, William.
Mr. Fuller is a member of the Grange and the Knights of the Maccabees. He is
independent on politics and one of the substantial men of Butler county. He has
taken a commendable interest in local affairs and has served as township clerk,
although he has never aspired to hold political office.
Copied from THE HISTORY OF BUTLER COUNTY by MOONEY-1916
by Mary Louise Hamilton Rogers
Lester James Fuller was nick named "Let"
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