William Arthur Bull

12 April 1883–5 August 1970 (Age 87)
Hardin, Calhoun, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Arthur

When William Arthur Bull was born on 12 April 1883, in Hardin, Calhoun, Illinois, United States, his father, James M. Bull, was 37 and his mother, Mary Ellen Plummer, was 31. He married Lola Margaret McClain on 8 November 1903, in Pike, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Pike, Missouri, United States in 1935 and Cuivre Township, Pike, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 5 August 1970, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Crescent Heights Cemetery, Pleasant Hill Township, Pike, Illinois, United States.

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William Arthur Bull
Lola Margaret McClain
Marriage: 8 November 1903
Alma Agathia Bull

Spouse and Children

8 November 1903
Pike, Illinois, United States




    Alma Agathia Bull


Parents and Siblings

    James M. Bull


    Mary Ellen Plummer







    Charles Edward Bull


    Frankie Bull


    Perry D. Bull


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World Events (8)

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 2

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 21

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a strong, aggressive, bull-like man, from Middle English bul(l)e, bol(l)e. Occasionally, the name may denote a keeper of a bull. Compare Bulman .2 German (mainly northern): from a byname for a cattle breeder, keeper, or dealer. Compare South German Ochs .3 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 (3)

  • Arthur W Bull in household of Charles J Sweetman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Arthur Bull, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Arthur Bull, "United States Census, 1910"

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