William Bulkeley

Maleabout 1857–

Brief Life History of William

When William Bulkeley was born about 1857, in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, William Turney Bulkley, was 26 and his mother, Mary Frances Brown, was 22.

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William Turney Bulkley
Mary Frances Brown
William Bulkeley
Mary Jane Bulkley
William Coley Bulkley
Elmer Frances Bulkley
Samuel Turney Bulkley
Albert Morehouse Bulkley
Arthur Morehouse Bulkley
Cora E. Bulkley

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    Age 6

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 6

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1868 · Land in Groton Given to US Navy for Navy Station

    Age 11

    In 1868, the State of Connecticut gave the Navy 112 acres of land along the Thames River. This became the location of the Naval Submarine Base. It was designed to hold 1,400 men and 20 submarines. During WWII it was expanded to 497 acres. 

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Bulkeley, from Old English bulluc ‘bullock’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

    History: Peter Bulkeley (1583–1659), Puritan divine, who came from Bedfordshire, England, was a founder of Concord, MA, in 1636.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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