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James Fuller Eberle

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James Fuller Eberle (1854-1939) of Fuller and Co (of Bristol)

1854 Born in Devonport the son of Jacob Amander Eberle, a Moravian Minister.

1880 Married in Westbury-upon-Trym to Florence Mary Strachan

1911 Living at 110 Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol: James Fuller Eberle (age 56 born Devonport), Coach Builder - Employer. With his wife Florence Mary Eberle (age 51 born Cheltenham) and their three sons; George Strachan John Fuller Eberle (age 29 born Clifton, Bristol), Solicitor; Ellison Fuller Eberle (age 27 born Clifton, Bristol), Coach Builder; and Victor Fuller Eberle (age 23 born Clifton, Bristol), Oil Merchant. Three servants.[1]

1939 Obituary.[2]

...Born at Devonport in 1854, Alderman Eberle was the son of the late Rev. J. A. Eberle. He was educated at Clifton College and entered the business his uncle, Mr John Fuller, who was a prominent Bristol citizen.

The firm of Messrs Fuller and Co. coachbuilders, was an old-established one. It was in 1815 that Mr James Fuller and his brothers started the business. A little while afterwards, Mr Fuller bought out his brothers, they continuing the Bath business and he the Bristol one, and these were afterwards carried on independently. Later on. the partners of the Bristol business were Mr John Fuller (son the founder) and his nephews, Mr Fuller Eberle and Mr Birtill. The firm of "Fullers, of Bristol," became known throughout the country, and their customers included Royalty and many members of the nobility.

In 1919 Alderman Eberle retired, and the business was sold to a South Wales company. It was in that year that he held office as Master of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers of London....

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  2. Western Daily Press - Monday 24 April 1939