Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Workday Wednesday - H.A. Fuller & Sons Grocery, Atlanta, GA
After the Civil War, Henry Alexander Fuller left his family's burned farm in Habersham County, Georgia, to take advantage of the boom in business in Atlanta. He opened the store Fuller & Oglesby on Whitehall Street in downtown Atlanta. The store took up an entire city block and was the largest wholesale grocery store in Atlanta during Reconstruction. The store later became Fuller & Sons; his three sons, as well as two of his brothers (one of whom was my great-grandfather, Spann Fuller) worked in the store alongside the regular employees.
Mr. Fuller's health declined as he grew older and he moved to Bradenton, Florida, where his son Walter lived, opening a small grocery store there. He was predeceased by two wives, Carrie and Julia. He died in Florida in 1912 at the age of 77.