William Wells Pullen

29 March 1835–14 July 1913 (Age 78)
Village of Sodus, Sodus, Wayne, New York, United States

The Life of William Wells

When William Wells Pullen was born on 29 March 1835, in Village of Sodus, Sodus, Wayne, New York, United States, his father, William Pullen, was 29 and his mother, Nancy Taylor Field, was 25. He married Bethiah "Bertha" Osborn on 14 October 1863, in Watson Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Otsego Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 14 July 1913, in Otsego, Allegan, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States.

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William Wells Pullen
Bethiah "Bertha" Osborn
Marriage: 14 October 1863
Dr. Charles Dwight Pullen
Harriett Eliza Pullen
Clayton A. Pullen
Jesse William Pullen
Elsie Alice Pullen
Bertha Anastasia Pullen

Spouse and Children

14 October 1863
Watson Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 2

Michigan is the 26th state.

Age 28

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

Name Meaning

English (southern): from Old French poulain ‘colt’; a metonymic occupational name for a horse-breeder or nickname for a frisky person.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wm. W Pullen in entry for Chas. D. Pullen, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • William W Pullen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Pullen, "United States Census, 1900"

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