60 cm of graphic material. - ca. 840 photographs : b&w and col.
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Benna Fuller (1888-1977) is the daughter of Ben and Mary Ann Fuller. Benna Fuller died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Little Current, on Thursday January 27, 1977. Benna was buried at the Shingwauk cemetery. Benna Fuller's father, Reverend Benjamin P. Fuller (1865-1945) was the principal of the Shingwauk and Wawanosh Indian Residential Schools from 1909-1929. Benjamin was born in England and settled at St. Joseph's Island, Ontario when he arrived in Canada. He was ordained as deacon in 1902 and spent many years working as a missionary with the Lake Nipigon Indians. He was ordained as a priest in 1906. In 1909 he began working as the principal of the Shingwauk and Wawanosh Homes. From 1929 to 1940 Fuller was in charge of the Silverwater mission. In 1940 he began working with the Garden River Reserve. In 1944, he was installed as a canon of St. Luke's Pro-Cathedral. Ben retired in 1945 and returned to Silver Water. Ben passed away on December 7th 1945 and is buried in the Shingwauk cemetery. Mary Ann Fuller (1866-1955) was born in England and moved to St. Joseph with Ben Fuller. Mary Ann and Ben Fuller married 28 May 1886 in Hilton, Algoma District. She was an assistant matron at Shingwauk and Wawanosh. She is also buried in the Shingwauk cemetery.
Fonds consists of photographs of staff, students, and activities at the Shingwauk and Wawanosh Indian Residential Schools. Fonds also comprises photographs of the members of the Fuller family and friends of the Fuller family. Fonds includes loose photographs, a photo album, and a scrapbook containing Benna Fuller's postcard collection.
Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre