Annie Elizabeth (Randall) Fuller was born to Alfred Jason and Ruth (Campkin) Randall on August 21, 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. From 1870 to 1880 the family resided in Harrisburg, Washington County, Utah, where Mr. Randall farmed for a living.  By the year 1881 the family had moved to Pine (Pine Creek), Gila County, Arizona Territory, where Annie spent her adolescent years. The Randalls were of the Mormon faith.

On December 10, 1890, Annie married rancher John Hiram Fuller (1864-1924) in Pine Creek.  The record lists Annie’s last name as “BOOTH,” which would appear to indicate that she had been married previously, although there is no surviving record of a first marriage.  During her long marriage to Mr. Fuller, Annie bore eight sons: Lincoln R. Fuller (b. Nov. 14, 1891); Lester Hiram Fuller (b. July 18, 1894 in Pine); Fred J. Fuller (b. Dec. 29, 1896); John C. Fuller (b. April 9, 1901); Harley W. Fuller (b. June 10, 1902); Newell K. Fuller (b. Sept. 30, 1904); Howard D. Fuller (b. Sept. 6, 1907 and d. in October); and Orin T. Fuller (b. Feb. 6, 1912).

At the time of Lincoln Fuller’s birth the Fullers were living on the Chase Ranch under the Mogollon Rim, although they maintained their home in Pine.  In 1895, about a year after Lester’s birth, John Hiram and Annie made a trip to the St. George Temple, Washington County, Utah, to be sealed: that is, joined together, with their children, for eternity.  In 1898, the family moved to Star Valley, Gila County.  In 1902, Mr. Fuller purchased the Cold Spring Ranch and in 1906 he bought the Little Green Valley Ranch.  The 1910 Federal Census shows the Fullers living in Pine Creek.  In 1911 Fuller and his partner Mr. Pollock bought N.S. Bly, a big sheep outfit south of Winslow, Navajo County.  Annie and her sons moved from ranch to ranch, following Mr. Fuller.  The family had a winter home in San Diego, California, and their last residence was in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. 

After the death of her husband (September 24, 1924, in Chandler, Maricopa County, Arizona), Annie served as secretary of the Sheep Sanitation Commission for fourteen years, after which she retired.  She moved in 1941 to Mesa, Maricopa County, where she lived at 632 N. Robson.  She died on April 12, 1956, at Mesa Southside District Hospital.  She was buried on April 16 in Mesa Cemetery.

For more information about the Fuller family see: Arizona National Ranch Histories of Living Pioneer Stockman [sic], Vol. I, 103-105.

Donor: Mona Lange McCroskey (May 2010)
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Updated: 3/9/2018, Tom Collins