B. abt 1845 in New York
D. July 9, 1894 in Hainesville, Lake County, IL
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According to the Winona Daily News (Winona MN) Wednesday, June 1, 1904, page 8:

“The funeral of the late Mrs. Elmer E. Rote will be held at 2:30 p. m. on Thursday from the residence of Mrs. Robert McMillan, 206 Harvester avenue, with Rev. C. B. Osgood in charge.”

3. Willis John McMillen born February 6, 1873 in Abilene, Dickinson County, KS; married Maud Minerva Seesholts (1877-1934) on February 16, 1897 in Lake County, IL, daughter of Edgar Lewis “Edward” Seesholts (1849-1926) and Sarah Minerva (Wheelock) Seesholts (1850-1937) (See section pertaining to Edgar Lewis “Edward” Seesholts buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to Sarah Minverva (Wheelock) Seesholts buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); Willis died August 5, 1944 in LeRoy, Boone County, IL (See section pertaining to Willis John McMillen buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to Maud Minerva (Seesholts) McMillen buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)

4. Edna (McMillen) Fulton born August 1878 in Illinois; married William Grant Fulton (1873-1937) about 1899; Edna died April 3, 1929 in Long Beach, CA; Edna buried in unknown cemetery probably in Lake County, IL; William died May 10, 1937 in San Diego County, CA and is buried in Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego County, CA

According to the Long Beach Sun (Long Beach CA) Thursday, April 4, 1929, page 5:

Heart Attack Fatal

   Death of Mrs. Edna Fulton occurred at Seaside hospital early today, after she had been removed there following a heart seizure shortly after 9 o’clock last night. Her home was at 1068 Elm avenue. Dr. J. R. Silverthorn and Dr. M. Z. Ellis attended her. The body was removed to the J. J. Mottell mortuary, pending funeral arrangements and arrival of her husband in Long Beach.”

According to the Press-Telegram (Long Beach CA) Thursday, April 4, 1929, page 18:

Mrs. Edna Fulton.

   Mrs. Edna Fulton, 50, died at a local hospital yesterday. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors Lodge and of the Royal Neighbors Lodge and of the Eastern Star. Survivors include the widower, William Grant Fulton of Chicago; sons, John F., Long Beach, and William Woodrow of North Chicago; daughters: Mrs. La Netta Aurilla Underwood, Long Beach;, Mrs. Della Katherine Gilmour, Mrs. Evelyn Burke, Miss Mary Rosemond Fulton, Miss June Fulton of North Chicago; Mrs. Nina Amelia Zieske, San Diego, and Mrs. Melba Richards, Zion, Ill.   
   Announcement of the funeral services will be made by J. J. Mottell.”

According to the Waukegan News-Sun (Waukegan IL) Friday, April 5, 1929, page 8:

Wife of North Chicago Man
Passes Away At Her Home
In California.

   Friends of the Fulton family of this city were very sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. William Fulton on Wednesday night of this week. Mrs. Fulton had gone to California about two weeks ago with her daughter, Mrs. Underwood, and became very ill there.
   Mr. Fulton was notified but before he reached California Mrs. Fulton had passed away. Mrs. Fulton had been ailing for several years suffering with a goiter, but it was not until just recently that she became so very ill.
   Mrs. Fulton was the mother of nine children, seven daughters and two sons; Lenita, Dela, Evelyn, Nina, Melba, all o (sic) whom are married, and Mary and June. The sons are James and John.. The whole family were greatly attached to one another.
   Mr. and Mrs. Fulton have lived in North Chicago all of their married life which has been about 30 years. As long as they have been here, Mrs. Fulton has been known as a good hearted neighbor and an excellent friend.
   No definite plans have been made concerning the funeral of Mrs Fulton. There will be announcement of this later.”

According to the Waukegan News-Sun (Waukegan IL) Tuesday, April 9, 1929, page 11:


   Mrs. Edna Fulton, wife of William G. Fulton, of 1818 South Jackson street, North Chicago, passed away yesterday in Long Beach, Calif., where she has been sojourning, according to word reaching this city today. The body is expected to arrive in Waukegan on Thursady (sic). It will be taken to the Wetzel and Peterson funeral home efrom (sic) where services will be held at 2 o’clock on Thursday afternoon.”

  • Siblings:
    • Mary Jane (Fuller) (Harvey) Fisher born June 1832 in New York; married (1) Eli B. Harvey born about 1815 in Ohio; married (2) unknown Fisher between 1860-1870 (possibly divorced before 1880); Mary died November 3, 1916 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Mary Jane (Fuller) (Harvey) Fisher buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    • Jeremiah P. M. Fuller born about 1837 in New York; Jeremiah died September 24, 1860 in Illinois. (See section pertaining to Jeremiah P. M. Fuller buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    • William J. Fuller born about 1841 in Hume, Allegany County, NY; married Caroline E. Millard (1842-1923) on November 14, 1861 in Lake County, IL; William was a Civil War Veteran (September 5, 1862-January 10, 1865), Private, Company B, 96th Illinois Infantry from Avon Township, Lake County, IL.; William died March 5, 1909 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; William and Mary are buried in the Ivanhoe Cemetery, Mundelein, Lake County, IL

According to the Lake County Independent (Libertyville IL) Friday, March 12, 1909, page 5:

William J. Fuller Died Suddenly
Friday Morning of Heart Trouble
Following Brief Illness

   On Friday, March 5, 1909, occurred the death of William J. Fuller at his home in Libertyville.  He had been ailing for nearly a week, but was not considered dangerously ill until Friday morning when he suddenly succumbed to heart trouble.  He was born Feb. 10, 1839, in Hume, Allegheny (sic) County, New York.  When eight years of age he came with his parents to Illinois locating on a farm in Fremont known as the old Fuller homestead.  There he lived until his enlistment in the Union Army.
   He was married to Miss Caroline Millard Nov. 14, 1861.  To them were born eight children two having departed this life some years ago.  He is survived by his widow, two sons and four daughters.  E. W. Fuller of Chicago, J. M. Fuller of Wauconda, Mrs. F. E. Clark, of Urbana, Mrs. L. Z. Protine, Mrs. Charles Lang, and Alice Fuller, of Libertyville, also twelve grandchildren and one sister.
   His record as a soldier in the dark days of the Rebellion is one that will be cherished by his family and his many friends.  August 9, 1862, he enlisted in Company B, 96th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry.  On Feb. 22, 1863, he was detailed in the 9th Ohio Battery where he served until August 1863 when he was detailed in the 18th Ohio.  There he served as cannonier at Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain and Mission Ridge.  The regimental history states that he took part in every skirmish and battle in which his regiment was engaged.  This included all the movements of the Army of the Cumberland from Murfreesboro to the close of the war, June 10, 1865.  At the Battle of Nashville in Dec. 1864 we read further of the charge of the regiment upon the rebel breast works.  A dozen or more men from the 96th leaped simultaneously over the heads of the fore and rushed directly to the battery that had been playing upon the Union lines.   William Fuller because of his previous experience in batteries was first to the guns which were hot with rapid firing and smoke still issuing from the muzzles when seized.  He called to his comrades to help with the guns upon the enemy but the heavy wheels stuck so deep in the mud that they could not be moved.  As they continued in pursuit of the enemy hats and handkerchiefs were shook behind most every tree and log and the rebels were promptly invited to step out and run to the rear.
   In 1892 William Fuller came with his family to Libertyville where he has since made his home.  He was widely known not only in this vicinity but throughout the county.  He was a kind husband and particularly solicitous for the interests of his family.  When about fifty years of age he united with the Methodist Episcopal church.  He was an active member and a faithful Christian.  He seldom missed a public service of his church.  For many years he was a trustee of the church and interested himself in its business affairs.  The church had no more loyal and liberal friend than he.  His surviving comrades will miss one who so highly esteemed their fellowship in the G. A. R.  His family and friends will miss the rugged geniality of his presence.
   The funeral was held Monday at one o’clock from his late home on Newberry avenue and from the Methodist church.  The body was escorted from the residence to the church by about fifty army comrades from Wauconda, Grayslake and Waukegan.  Rev. J. R. MacGultin read the scriptures and spoke appreciatively of his long acquaintance with the deceased.  Rev. H. F. Lawler read the above memoir and preached a short sermon.  Past Commander C. A. Partridge had charge of the post services in with the veterans joined.  The body was laid to rest in the Ivanhoe cemetery.”

Additional Information:

According to the 1850 U.S. Census for the Town of Fremont, Lake County, IL the household members were:

“John Fuller, age 40, occupation: farmer, born in Canada; Emily Fuller, age 40, born in Vermont; Mary J. Fuller, age 16, born in New York; Jeremiah Fuller, age 13, born in New York; William J. Fuller, age 9, born in New York; Judith A. Fuller, age 6, born in New York”

According to the 1870 U.S. Census in the Town of Avon, Lake County, IL; Hainesville post office the household members were:

“James McMillen, age 25, farmer, born in New York; Aurilla McMillen, age 25, born in New York; Allen McMillen, age 3, born in Illinois; Emily McMillen, age 1, born in Illinois”

(NOTE: Judith’s official name is listed in the will of her father, John Fuller)
According to Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, John’s Last Will and Testament dated October 9, 1876:

“Their I give and devise the residue and remainder of my personal Estate after my debts are paid to Mary Jane Fisher my daughter, to my son William J. Fuller and to my daughter Judith Aurilla McMillen to be divided equally between them shares alike, the said personal property to be divided within one year after the death of my wife Emily Fuller whom I hereby appoint sole exectrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.”

According to the 1880 U.S. Census for the Town of Avon, Lake County, IL the household members were:

“James McMillen, age 39, married, occupation: farm laborer, born in New York, father born in Scotland, mother born in New York; Arrulia McMillen, age 36, wife, married, born in New York, father born in Connecticut, mother born in Vermont; Allen McMillan, age 13, son, single, occupation: farm laborer, born in Illinois; Nina McMillen, age 10, daughter, single, born in Illinois; Willis McMillen, age 7, son, single, born in Kansas; Edna McMillen, age 3, daughter, single, occupation: painter (?), born in Illinois”

According to the Lake County Independent (Libertyville IL) Friday, July 13, 1894, page 1:

“Monday evening July 9, 1894, at her home in Hainesville, occurred the death of Mrs. Arilla (Harvey) MacMillen (sic). She was a lady greatly respected by all who knew her. Her death is a severe blow to her family and friends who have the sympathy of the entire community. The funeral was held at Hainesville, Wednesday afternoon, the burial at the Fort Hill cemetery.”