Glendale, California Biographies

Daniel E. Fuller

††††††† Daniel E. Fuller was born in Brunswick, Maine, February 2, 1846. His parents were Daniel and Olive (Norton) Fuller. The grandparents of Mr. Fuller were Aaron and Hannah (Pond) Fuller. Aaron Fuller was born at Newton, Massachusetts, February 26, 1757, and died October 18, 1841. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and responding to the alarm as a minuteman he fought at the battle of Lexington, and also participated in the battle of Bunker Hill.

††††††† Mr. Fullerís birthplace was the Methodist parsonage at Brunswick, Maine, where his father was pastor. Brunswick is the seat of Bowdoin College, and during the days of clipper ships was the home of many active and retired sea captains. John and Roscoe, elder brothers of Mr. Fuller, as captains of vessels, made several trips around Cape Horn to the Pacific coast. There was, also, a brother Wilbur.

††††††† As a young man Mr. Fuller learned the carpenterís trade, which he followed for many years, acting as foreman for builders and contractors, and engaging in business of his own in Boston, Massachusetts, and nearby cities. He later operated a transfer business in the center of Boston.

††††††† In 1903, he sold his holdings in the east and came to Los Angeles. A few days after his arrival he purchased a twelve-acre ranch at the head of Central Avenue on Kenneth Road, North Glendale, where he has since resided. He built the residence at the head of Central Avenue.

††††††† At Brunswick, Maine, November 22, 1877, Mr. Fuller married Emma Blaisdel. There were two children: Bertha and Edward S. Fuller. Edward S., a musician here and in Los Angeles, was well known when he died in 1908. The daughter is the wife of Walter L. Cheeves, an artist, who was born and reared in Malden, Massachusetts. They are the parents of three children: Consuelo, Bertha Olive and Mary Victoria; the later are twins. The home is at 1116 North Louise Street. Mr. Fullerís wife died in 1885 and in 1888 he married Mary Emma Crossman.

††††††† In 1870, Mr. Fuller was made a Mason and became a member of United Lodge, No. 8, F. & A. M. at Brunswick, Maine. He served his lodge as master in the years 1875, 1876 and 1877, and is justly proud of his record, being the oldest Past Master of United Lodge, with which he is still affiliated as a life member. He is also a Past High Priest of the Chapter Royal Arch Masons.

From History of Glendale and Vicinity by John Calvin Sherer. The Glendale Publishing Company, c. 1922 F. M. Broadbooks and J. C. Sherer. p. 384-385.