Leigh Austin Fuller – Colonel, United States Army

COLONEL LEIGH A. FULLER

Retired Army Officer Participated in Four Wars

OSWEGO, New York, July 28, 1932 – Colonel Leigh A. Fuller, 64 years old, United States Army, retired, died suddenly at Fort Ontario this morning of acute indigestion.  He retired in 1922.

He was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and was a graduate of the City College of New York and the University of Virginia.  General John J. Pershing, then a Lieutenant, was a tent mate of Colonel Fuller in Cuba after his appointment as an Assistant Surgeon on October 26, 1896.  He had served in four wars and was commander of the General Hospital at Fort Sheridan during the World War.

Two sons, Lieutenant L. A. Fuller, Jr., and Midshipman G. S. Fuller of the Naval Academy, Annapolis, and a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Niebel, Washington, survive with the widow, who was his second wife.

His first wife, Margaret Hunter Ely Fuller, died on 2 October 1937 (see below).


MRS. LEIGH A. FULLER

Wife of Army Officer a Daughter of Major General Hanson E. Ely

WASHINGTON, October 2, 1937 – Mrs. Margaret Hunter Ely Fuller, wife of First Lieutenant Leigh A. Fuller of Fort Washington, Maryland, died today at Walter Reed Hospital after a brief illness at the age of 24.  She was the daughter of Major General Hanson E. Ely, USA, retired, of this city.

Two children, Leigh A., Jr., 4, and Dwight Hunter Fuller, 1, also survive.

The funeral will be held on Monday with burial in Arlington National Cemetery.


FULLER, LEIGH A

  • COLONEL   US ARMY
  • DATE OF DEATH: 07/28/1932
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 4  SITE 2935
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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