James Fullwood 1891-1965
Frederick, my grandfather was James
Treen Fullwood’s first born son.
Family legend states Frederick (Fred) didn’t get along
too well with his father James Treen Fullwood.
Thinking he was helping his father, Fred struck a match
in poor light, an explosion occurred at the family home
in Mander Street Wolverhampton and as well as injury to
his father, no doubt a few words were said between them.
From that day onwards there was friction between
them. Frederick's chosen career was carpentry and
although all 3 of his brother's went into the family
tyre repair business, he didn't follow suit. Frederick's
eldest brother Harold took over the business when his
father James died in 1939. In the 1901 census, Fred
(aged 9) can be seen living with his grandfather James
(senior) b.1832 at Bristol St Wolverhampton.