Charles Eugene Fuller: Birth: 26 APR 1877.
Note: olume. Cincinnati: Western Biographical Pub. Co., 1878, 984 pgs. Pgs. 8-9. Name: Hon. Ceylon Canfield Fuller of Big Rapids, Michigan, is a descendant, on his mother's side, of Roger Sherman, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He was born in Chardon, Geauga County, Ohio, June 25, 1832, and is the son of Edson and Celira (Canfield) Fuller, both of English descent. Mr. Fuller was educated at the Eclectic Institute, of Hiram, Portage County, Ohio, and at Grand Rapids, Michigan. When he was twenty-one years of age, he engaged in mercantile business at Grand Rapids, in which he continued seven years, with the exception of eighteen months devoted to conducting a newspaper in McGregor, Iowa. During this time he married, November 9, 1858, Franc A. Morrison, of Davenport, Iowa; and removed to Big Rapids in 1860. Soon after he was admitted to the bar at Grand Rapids. He is now senior member of the firm of Fuller & Dumon, a leading one in Mecosta County. Their business extends to adjoining circuits, and includes cases in the United States Courts. Mr. Fuller was eight years Circuit Court Commissioner. In 1860 he was Postmaster of Big Rapids. He was afterwards elected Judge of Probate, which position he resigned, as well as that of Circuit Court Commissioner, in 1868, for the purpose of accepting the office of State Representative. He has been Alderman four years, and one of the Board of Education six years. In 1862 he wrote all the original articles for the Big Rapids Pioneer; and, until 1872, gave his time and attention to its editorial columns. The public enterprises of Big Rapids have received from Mr. Fuller ready aid and co-operation. In 1873 he built the opera-house block,--the finest building in the city. He has held prominent positions in four different Masonic bodies. He is a member of the Christian Church at Grand Rapids. He is Chairman of the Mecosta County Republican Committee; and is a strong advocate of Hayes' Southern policy and civil service reform. Mr. Fuller's first wife died November 12, 1872. He married, January 5, 1876, Sarah E. Voorhees, of Ypsilanti. He has six sons. Also: Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century. Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography page 385 FULLER, CEYLON CANFIELD, lawyer, jurist, state legislator, was born June 25, 1832, in Chardon, Ohio. He is a successful lawyer of Big Rapids, Mich.; and in 1869-70 was a member of the Michigan state legislature. He has been postmaster, prosecuting attorney, judge of probate, circuit court commissioner; and in 1882 was elected judge of the twenty-seventh judicial circuit court. From: FindAGrave Judge Ceylon Canfield Fuller Birth: Jun. 25, 1832 Chardon Geauga County Ohio, USA Death: Dec. 25, 1906 Big Rapids Mecosta County Michigan, USA Bench and Bar of Michigan; a volume of history and biography............Page 325 Ceylon C. Fuller, Big Rapids. Honorable Ceylon Canfield Fuller, ex-judge of the twenety-seven judicial circuit, was born at Chardon, Geauga county, Ohio, June 25, 1832. He is descended from fine old Puritan and Huguenot stock. His father, Edson Fuller, was born at Cazenovia, New York, in 1809 and died in Des Moines, Iowa, April 4, 1879.............He was married at Davenport, Iowa, November 9, 1858, to Frank A. daughter of John Morrison, an early settler of that city. She was a native of Ohio, born August 31, 1838, at Gallipolis. By this marriage six sons and a daughter were born at Big Rapids; Louis M., now cheif clerk in genreal passanger office of the C&W.M. and the D.L.&N. railroad at Grand Rapids; Herbert C., Percy H., now deceased; John E; Ben Hebard, first Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy; Frank M. and Daisy A. Mrs. Fuller died November 12, 1872, and her baby girl, Daisy, August 4, 1873. He was married again at Ypsilanti, January 5, 1876, to Sarah E. Voorheis, who was born at Trumansburg, New York, August 2, 1849. Two sons were born of this marriage Charles E. and Leslie L. 1860 U.S. Federal Census Town of Leonard Village of Big Rapids, Mecosta Co., MI Page 8, Fam. 70 Edson Fuller, 51, 1809, NY, M Celira Fuller, 50, 1810, Mass, F Ceylon Fuller, 28, 1832, OH, M Frances Fuller, 23, 1837, Oh, F William Fuller, 20, 1850, OH, M Orrin F. Fuller, 17, 1843, OH, M 1870 U.S. Federal Census Big Rapids, mecosta Co., Mi Page 2, Dw. 11, Fam. 11 Ceylon C. Fuller, 38, M, W, Lawyer, 26000, 2000, OH Frank A. Fuller, 31, F, W, keeping House, OH Louie M. Fuller, 9, M, W, Attending School, MI Herbert C. Fuller, 7, M, W, Attending School, MI John E. Fuller, 2, M, W, At Home, MI Ben M. Fuller, 3/12, M, W, At Home, MI Jennie Campbell, 27, F, W, Domestic Servant, OH Samuel Carter, 63, M, W, Common Laborer, CT 1880 U.S. Federal Census Big Rapids, Mecosta Co., MI Page 666C Ceylon Fuller, 1833, OH, Self, FB NY, MB CT, W, M, Married, 47, Lawyer Sarah Fuller, 1850, NY, Wife, FB & MB NY, W, F, married, 30, Keep House Louis M. Fuller, 1861, MI, Son, FB & MB OH, W, M, Single, 19, RR Night Opr. Hubert O. Fuller, 1863, MI, Son, FB & MB OH, W, M, Single, 17, At Home John E. Fuller, 1868, MI, Son, FB & MB OH, W, M, Single, 12, At School Ben H. Fuller, 1870, MI, Son, FB & MB OH, W, M, Single, 10, At School Frank M. Fuller, 1872, MI, Son, FB & MB OH, W, M, Single, 8, At School Charles E. Fuller, 1877, MI, Son, FB OH, MB NY, W, M, Single, 3 Leslie L. Fuller, 1879, MI, Son, FB OH, MB NY, W, M, Single, 1 Emma J. Fuller, 1855, IN, Cousin, FB IN, MB OH, W, F, Single, 25, At Home Augusta Johansen, 1860, Germany, Other, FB & MB Germany, W, F, 20, Servant 1900 U.S. Federal Census Big Rapids City, Mecosta Co., MI Sheet 8B, Hse. No. 710, Dw. 194, Fam. 201 Ceylon C. Fuller, Head, W, M, June 1832, 67, Married 24years, OH, FB NY, MB CT, Lawyer Sarah E. Fuller, Wife, W, F, Aug. 1849, 50, Married 24years, 2 children - 2 living, NY, FB & MB NY Frank M. Fuller, Son, W, M, Jan. 1873, 27, Single, MI, FB & MB OH, Music Teacher Chas. E. Fuller, Son, W, M, April 1878, 22, Single, MI, FB & MB OH, Bank Bookkeeper Leslie Fuller, Son, W, M, April 1879, 21, Single, MI, FB & MB OH, Stenographer Emma J. Fuller, Sister, W, F, Dec. 1849, 50, Single, IN, FB NY, MB CT, Millianice State of Michigan Death Certificate: Ceylon C. Fuller, Died: 23 Dec. 1906 Big Rapids, Mecosta Co., Michigan, Male, White, Married, Born: 25 June Ohio, 74years, Age at 1st marriage: 21years, Parent of 9 children of whom 4 are living, Father: Edson Fuller, Born: Ohio, Mother: Celira Canfield, Born: Ohio, Informant: H.J. Dresch, Big Rapids, Michigan, Burial: 27 Dec. 1906 City Cem., Cause of death: Paresis, Reg. No. 97, File No. 669. Family links: Parents: Edson Fuller (1809 - 1879) Celira Canfield Fuller (1810 - 1883) Spouses: Frank A. Morrison Fuller (1838 - 1872) Sarah E. Voorhies Fuller (1849 - 1937) Children: Frank M. Fuller (____ - 1906)* Daisy Fuller (____ - 1873)* Percy H. Fuller (1866 - 1868)* John Edson Fuller (1868 - 1935)* Leslie C. Fuller (1879 - 1905)* Leslie C. Fuller (1879 - 1905)* Burial: Highland View Cemetery Big Rapids Mecosta County Michigan, USA
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