Edward Fuller, 18621941 (aged 79 years)

Edward Fuller
Name
Edward /Fuller/
Given names
Edward
Surname
Fuller
Family with parents
father
18241865
Birth: September 19, 1824 31 29 Kinneigh, County Cork, Ireland
Occupation: Solicitor
Residence: Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland
Death: November 11, 1865Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland
mother
Marriage record family search
18241878
Birth: between 1824 and 1825 45 30
Residence: between 1875 and 1876The Square, Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland
Death: September 8, 1878The Square, Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland
Marriage MarriageOctober 13, 1853Kilnagross Church, Kilnagross, Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland
-21 months
elder sister
5 years
elder brother
18551912
Birth: 1855 30 31
Occupation: DoctorLong Ashton, Bristol, England
Death: 1912
6 years
elder brother
18601928
Birth: November 12, 1860 36 36
Death: July 11, 1928
2 years
himself
Edward Fuller
18621941
Birth: 1862 37 38
Occupation: Greenkeeper
Death: December 28, 1941Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
Family with Ida Blanche McComish
himself
Edward Fuller
18621941
Birth: 1862 37 38
Occupation: Greenkeeper
Death: December 28, 1941Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
wife
Ida McComish Poppy Dance
18841965
Birth: 1884 New Plymouth, New Zealand
Death: September 1965Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand
Marriage Marriage1912
adopted-son
daughter
3 years
daughter
7 years
daughter
Noela Margaret Fuller
19212011
Birth: December 18, 1921 59 37 Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
Death: October 13, 2011Warkworth, New Zealand
Birth
1862 37 38
Occupation
Greenkeeper
Death of a paternal grandfather
Death of a father
Address: At Home
Note: Informant Edward Fuller of Deelish Abbey - cousin of Ralph Fuller.

Informant Edward Fuller of Deelish Abbey - cousin of Ralph Fuller.
Edward is the son of Ralph's father Joseph's brother Ralph b. c. 1789

Burial of a father
Death of a paternal grandmother
Death of a mother
Cause: Pneumonia
Note: Shannon Square now known as Emmet Square
Marriage
Death of a brother
1912 (aged 50 years)
Birth of a daughter
1913 (aged 51 years)
Birth of a daughter
1915 (aged 53 years)
Birth of a daughter
Address: Chelsea Ave, Otahuhu
Death of a brother
July 11, 1928 (aged 66 years)
Burial of a brother
Adoption of a son
Adoption: Adopted by both parents
Death
Burial
Note

Edward Fuller b. c1862 son of Ralph Fuller Esq. Solicitor of Skibbereen. Current thinking is that he left Ireland some time after 1878.It appears that his mother Dora and father Ralph had both passed away by by that date. Family stories state that he was advised to go to sea because of health problems, fever and ague, and trained as a ships navigator, and sailed into Chesapeake Bay at some point. There is also mention of the port of Aden but this is vague. The photograph (right) seems to have been taken in Bristol, date unknown but possibly c1880. Could this be the occasion of his embarkation? Did he train in Bristol, a city with a strong maritime history?

Edward spent some time in Australia, possibly before he came to New Zealand and spoke of "living up in Hay", "where you could hear the grass grow" and where "a lettuce he grew and entered in a competition was so huge that it was put in the cabbage section by mistake". His brother Ralph Fuller, older by two years, may have left Ireland before Edward and seems to have been already living in Dunedin, New Zealand, when Edward arrived, possibly around 1884 when census records find him running a coal and firewood business with his brother in Dunedin. Ralph had married Alice Newman in New Zealand in 1881.

OTAGO NOMINAL INDEX
Person
Surname FULLER Forenames Edward
Address Dunedin
Age Over 20
Sex M
Occupation coal merchant
Event
Event Description HR Electoral Roll
Event Place Electoral District of Dunedin East
Date 1884
Source
Source Title HR ER Dunedin East
Page No 12
Publication Date 1884
Comments
Comments residential; St David street

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Edward Fuller
Edward Fuller