William Wells Pullen

Brief Life History of William Wells

When William Wells Pullen was born on 29 March 1835, in 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 registered for military service in 1890. 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

Sources (38)

  • William W Pullen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wm W Pullen, "Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820-1937"
  • Wm W Pullen, "Michigan, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1876-1945"

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Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English polein, Old French poulain, Anglo-Norman French pulein ‘foal, colt’.

English: variant of Pullum .

Dutch and German: patronymic from Pul, a variant of Pol 2.

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

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