The following unidentified newspaper article was in a collection owned by Lowell Town Historian Richard Schmal:
Oratio D. Fuller was born in 1850 and died at his home in Knox, Indiana, February 4, 1914. There were two brothers and six sisters of the family. Five of the sisters survive. They are Mrs. Della Fisher, Gary; Mrs. Ella Kenney, Lafayette; Mrs. Lydia Hammond, Zion City; Mrs. Samantha Sirois, Chicago; and Mrs. Mella Diddy, Crown Point. One brother, Frank Fuller, of Lowell, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Tuthill, of Crown Point, preceded him in death. Mr. Fuller's aged father died just six months before. October 29, 1872, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah E. Thomas, who died November 3, 1895. To them one son, C.M. Fuller, was born. They came to Starke county in 1872, directly after their marriage, and settled on a farm a short distance east of Hamlet. They resided there until 1892, when they moved to Knox, Mr. Fuller having been elected treasurer of Starke Co. He was re-elected in 1894. Previously he had served six years as county commissioner, from 1882 to 1888. In 1910 Mr. Fuller was again elected county commissioner. Because of failing health he declined to accept a re-nomination. He was one of the main movers in the organization of the First National bank of this city in 1901 and was elected president of the institution. To the task of building up the business of the bank he devoted most unselfishly his closing years. He felt deeply responsible for its success, and it is believed his close attention to business undermined his health and shortened his life. Often he was warned to slow down and take a rest, but his deep sense of what he considered his duty outweighed the advice of physicians and friends. That is the story of Dan Fuller's life, and therein lay the secret of his power to make and hold friends. He was true, honest and sincere, slow to pass judgment and slower still to pronounce it. He knew how to be firm, and yet not unkind. His was a strong arm and in a time of stress, and many as they read this brief story of his life will drop a tear of gratitude to his memory. He loved his home, his family and his friends, and it gave him unbounded pleasure to see men succeed in their laudable undertakings. He goes out of our lives as the fire dies out in the grate. He was lovable and companionable in his daily life. But the story is told, and mother earth has received him back to her arms again. Peace to his ashes, and a long, long farewell to a good and gentle friend. -- Starke County Republican.
The deceased was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fuller and was born and raised in this vicinity, where he had many friends and relatives, who deeply mourn his death.