Fonds Fonds 8 - Bohanon, Fuller family fonds

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Bohanon, Fuller family fonds

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CA QUE Fonds 8

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  • 1859-1973 (Creation)
    Bohanon (family)

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1 m of textual records

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James Madison Bohanon came to the Cariboo region of B.C. in 1859 to pursue gold mining activities. He became involved in various business endeavours, including Bohanon, Shaw and Company, and made a living in ranching and mixed farming. The company owned a large portion of land in the Kersley area. Bohanon died ca. 1874 and his brother, Samuel Hall Bohanon, took over the ranch and a substantial portion of the company's land. Bohanon and his wife Ellen later moved to Quesnel. Bohanon's great grand nieces, Josephine and Flora Guy, moved to Quesnel in 1922. In 1925, Flora Guy married Clarence Melville Fuller, originally from Vernon, B.C., who was involved in mining and fur trading and who had served in the air force in World War I. The Fullers remained in Quesnel for the rest of their lives.

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Frank Fuller was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1917. Doris Fuller was born in Stockton, California in 1922. They were married in 1945 and moved to California in 1946. The Fullers both received B.A.'s in Geography in the early 1960s and in 1963 they began their teaching careers. In 1967 they moved to Sechelt, B.C. where Doris Fuller became president of the Sechelt Teachers' Association and Frank Fuller became head of the Labour Liaison Task Force of the British Columbia Teachers' Federation. He later became the founding president of the Labour History Provincial Specialist Association of the BCTF and, in 1980, he developed a curriculum on the Sechelt Indian cultural heritage.

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The fonds consists of records of three generations of the Bohanon and Fuller families, including records of James Madison Bohanon, Samuel Hall Bohanon, Flora Fuller, and Clarence Melville Fuller. Included in the fonds are: personal records (1859-1962), business records (1867-1957), mining records (1870-1970), and fur trading records (1933-1973).

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BCAUL control number: QUE-2998

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