William Field Bull

21 July 1819–18 September 1896 (Age 77)
Bremhill, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Field

When William Field Bull was born on 21 July 1819, in Bremhill, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William M Bull, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Dolman, was 31. He married Mary Ann Vines on 14 December 1846, in Littleton Drew, Wiltshire, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He immigrated to United States in 1853 and lived in Weber, Utah, United States in 1860 and Genoa, Douglas, Nevada, United States for about 10 years. In 1846, at the age of 27, his occupation is listed as baker in Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 18 September 1896, in Mottsville, Douglas, Nevada, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Carson City, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Field Bull
Agnes Cowan
Marriage: 23 February 1857
Janet Bull
James C Bull
Agnes Bull
John Bull
Mary Bull
Annie Bull
Robert Frank Bull
Elizabeth Bull
Victor Edward Bull
George Washington Bull
Frederick Bull

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 February 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 14
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 24
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for a strong, aggressive, bull-like man, from Middle English bule, bole. Occasionally, the name may denote a keeper of a bull (compare Bulman ), or possibly someone who lived at a building distinguished by the sign of a bull.German (mainly northern): from Middle Low German bulle ‘bull’, used as a nickname for a cattle breeder, keeper, or dealer. Compare South German Ochs .South German: nickname for a short fat man, a variant of Bolle , or a nickname for a man with the physical characteristics of a bull.

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

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    Sources (22)

    • Wm Bull, "Nevada County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992"
    • Wm F Bull, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William Bull in household of William Bull, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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