Rev. M.D. Fuller, D.D., who is now serving his fifth year as pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Jermyn, was born near Deckertown, N.J. After a preparatory education in the public schools there he entered Milford Academy at Milford, this State, and afterwards became a student in a private school in Warren county, New Jersey.
At about this time the Civil War broke out, and though he was only 16 years of age in 1861, left school to enlist in the Union army, from which he was honorably discharged on July 12, 1865, after four years of distinguished services as a member of the late Governor Henry M. Hoyt’s Fifty-second Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers. He distinguished himself in the siege of Charlestown, South Carolina, where for months his regiment was under fire from the Southern troops. For his bravery in this siege he was promoted to the rank of sergeant, an office which he held at the time of his discharge.
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A special praise service was held last evening at the Methodist Episcopal church, when Rev. M.D. Fuller gave an interesting report as to his visit as delegate to the Honesdale Epworth league convention. Floyd Fuller, who is on a visit from South Carolina, gave an excellent address upon the work of the league in that state, and dwelt upon the racial difficulties they had to contend with. (Scranton Tribune, July 23, 1894)
Rev. M.D. Fuller, of the Providence Methodist Episcopal church, will leave next Wednesday for Meshoppen, where he will attend the annual re-union of the Fifty-second regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers. The leading address will be delivered by him on “Memories of the Past.” Mr. Fuller will probably stay there a few days. (Scranton Tribune, September 8, 1894)
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The marriage of Miss Lillian Mae Parker and Rev. Floyd E. Fuller was solemnized on Monday evening. The ceremony was performed by the groom’s father, pastor of the M.E. Church at Owego, N.Y., assisted by Rev. A. Youker of this city. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Parker of No. 437 Warren avenue. The happy couple left for Athens, Tenn. Mr. Fuller is a senior in the Grant University, from which he expects to graduate next May, and then return to Chicago, his future home.
Source: Chicago Inter Ocean, September 6, 1896.
Well Known Orlando Woman Passed Away Last Night After Long Illness And Following An Operation.
Mrs. George H. Strickland, 36, died at the Orange General hospital last night at 11 o’clock after a long illness and following an operation she underwent earlier in the day.
Mrs. Strickland had lived in Orlando for a little more than four years and during that time had enjoyed the friendship of all with whom she came in contact. She had been in poor health for some time and during the last weeks her condition had become steadily worse until a few days ago when it was decided that an operation was the only hope of saving her life.
Mrs. Strickland is survived by her husband, who is cashier of the Orlando Bank and Trust company, and her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Moses D. Fuller of No. 430 South Rosalind avenue.
Mrs. Strickland was a devoted member of the Southern Methodist church and the funeral service which will be held Saturday, will be conducted by her pastor, the Rev. W.A, Cooper. The funeral will be private. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.
Source: Orlando Sentinel, August 11, 1922.
Former Methodist Minister Succumbs
Dr. Moses DeWitt Fuller, 83, retired minister of the Methodist Episcopal church, died at the John J. Heitz hospital at 10:15 o’clock last night following an illness of three weeks. Funeral arrangements had not been completed last night.
Dr. Fuller is survived by his wife and one son, L.W. Fuller, who resided with him at 430 South Rosalind avenue. Mr. Fuller is assistant to the president of the Bank of Winter Park.
Although retired, Dr. Fuller has served since coming to Florida 16 years ago at churches in Mount Dora, Jacksonville and Winter Park. He retained his membership in the Wyoming conference in Pennsylvania.
Source: Orlando Sentinel, September 26, 1928.
Funeral services for Moses DeWitt Fuller, 83, who died last night at the John Heitz hospital following an illness of several weeks, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock from the parlor of Carey Hand. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery. Rev. Pickert will officiate and the pall bearers will be members of the city ministerial association.
Dr. Fuller had been retired from the ministry for several years but has often served churches at Mount Dora, Jacksonville and Winter Park. He maintained his affiliation with the Wyoming conference in Pennsylvania, of the Methodist Episcopal church. He is survived by his wife and son, L.W. Fuller.
Source: Orlando Evening Star, September 26, 1928.
Mrs. Joanna Fuller, widow of the late Rev. Dr. M.D. Fuller, died yesterday afternoon at her home, 430 S. Rosalind ave., after a brief illness.
Mrs. Fuller was married to Dr. Fuller in 1869 and was closely associated with him in his work. There were four children, Louis Woodward, Floyd Earl, a Methodist minister, Edna Mae and Minnie Elizabeth. The elder son, Louis Woodward Fuller, is the only surviving member of the family.
Dr. Fuller was a pastor of the Mt. Dora and Winter Park Methodist churches. His death occurred three years ago. Mrs. Fuller has many friends in Orlando and Central Florida who will regret her death.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today from the Carey Hand chapel, with Rev. Mr. M.H. Norton, First Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be at Greenwood cemetery.
Source: Orlando Sentinel, September 2, 1932.
Friends of Manager Rockwell of the Chicago branch of the Pennsylvania Rubber company were pained to hear of the death of his wife, Lillian May Rockwell, yesterday. Mrs. Rockwell had been ill for a week. She was the daughter of Mrs. E.C. Parker, and before her marriage to Mr. Rockwell was Mrs. Fuller. She leaves four children, Lillian Fuller, Parker Perry Rockwell, 2 years old; Elinor May Rockwell, 1 year old, and an infant.
Source: Chicago Inter Ocean, May 21, 1908.
Rev. Floyd E. Fuller, of Chicago, Ill., son of Rev. and Mrs. M.D. Fuller, of Owego, N.Y., formerly of this city, died yesterday after an illness of six weeks from typhoid fever. Deceased was a brother of Mrs. T.W. Kay, of this city, who reached Chicago shortly after Mr. Fuller’s death. His wife and one child survive him.
Source: Scranton Tribune, July 25, 1899.
Rev. Floyd E. Fuller in a Critical Condition in Chicago.
Rev. Floyd E. Fuller, son of Rev. Mr. Fuller, formerly pastor of Providence M.E. church, is critically ill of typhoid fever at Chicago, and his recovery is said to be a matter of grave doubt.
Last night his sister, Mrs. Kay, wife of Dr. T.W. Kay, received a telephone message from Chicago requesting his immediate presence at her brother’s bedside, and this was taken as indication that it was feared that recovery was regarded as hopeless. Mrs. Kay left last night. Mr. and Mrs. Fuller have been with their son for some time. Mr. Fuller, who is about 26 years of age, has a large circle of friends in this city who will receive with much regret the news of his illness.
Source: Scranton Republican, July 24, 1899.