Tintype of Robert Fuller, c. 1870.
Facial Hairstyle: Neckbeard. An old beard that is grown only on the neck and worn without a goatee or moustache. Also known as a scarf, trevor or throatee. Pejoratively, a beard grown to hide a double chin.
Robert and his wife, Frances Elizabeth (Eliza) Chappel came to Toronto in 1832. They had 3 boys, James, Henry and William. They began farming in Pickering Township. In 1852, they purchased their first farm on the south half of Concession IV, Lot 22. They bought land and eventually built a house and a barn in Brougham which in 1961 was still standing and being used. Both Robert and Eliza are buried in Brougham.
Grave Stones from Brougham:
- In memory of Robert Fuller died July 5, 1887 aged 78 y’rs & 4 mos A faithful friend a companion dear A tender parent lieth here Great is the loss we here sustain But hope in heaven to meet again
- Eliza wife of Robert Fuller who departed this life Aug. 21, 1876 aged 60 y’rs 10 mo’s 19 d’s Native of County Kent, England Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord In death’s cold arms lies sleeping here A loved mother, a companion dear At rest
The Pickering Museum Village has in it’s collection a 1930 Model A which was donated by Charley Fuller.
Register for the 2nd Annual Beard & Moustache Competition at PMV’s Duffins Creek Spring Fair event. Find out more or download a registration form here: http://www.cityofpickering.com/standard/lifestyle/index.html
Courtesy of Pickering Public Library www.pada.ca