1830 - 1922 (91 years)
||William Richard Bulmer |
||3 Dec 1830
||Whorlton, Yorkshire, England [2, 3, 4]
||pioneer, story |
|Eby ID Number
||2 Oct 1922
||Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada [2, 3, 4]
||5 Oct 1922
||St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada [2, 3, 4]
||3 Sep 2019 |
||John Bulmer, b. 13 Apr 1804, Sedgefield, , Durham, England , d. 7 Oct 1888 (Age 84 years) |
||Frances Hardy, b. 13 May 1810, , England , d. 18 Jun 1896 (Age 86 years) |
||5 Jan 1830
||Whorlton, Yorkshire, England
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Eliza Ann Seaton, b. 16 May 1834, , England , d. 3 May 1909, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada (Age 74 years) |
||19 Apr 1851
||Middlesborough, , Yorkshire, England
| ||1. Alfred Bulmer, d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||2. Rose Ann Bulmer, b. 1875, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada , d. 9 May 1964, Laurel, , Ontario (Age 89 years)|
| ||3. Byron Bulmer, d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||4. Wesley Seaton Bulmer, b. 12 Feb 1877, Wallenstein, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada , d. 1925 (Age 47 years)|
| ||5. Mary Jane Bulmer, d. Yes, date unknown|
||13 Sep 2019 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Pioneer of Town Gone
Late William R. Bulmer Recalled Elmira With Three Log Huts
Early Settler of Peel
He Came Into Elmira Walking Blazed Trail With Father
One of the old guard in the history of this community passed to his rest last Monday morning when Mr. William R. Bulmer died in Listowel in his ninety-second year. The late Mr. Bulmer was hale and strong until only about two months ago, his remarkable vigor at his advanced age being a constant marvel to his friends. Born in Yorkshire, England, he came to this country with his parents when a lad of seventeen, making his way to Peel Township after a short stay in New York and Toronto, or "Muddy York" as it was then known.
The late Mr. Bulmer had his first glimpse of Elmira on his way with his father to take up the homestead in Peel Township. Walking along the blazed trail with a bag of flour on his back, brought from German Mills, the pioneer homesteader came upon three log huts which represented the coming Elmira. The Bulmer family and the Owens family were the only white families living in Peel township for some time subsequent to this, although there were a number of colored families in the township who had settled there after escaping from the slave states south of the border.
Went To Listowel
The late Mr. Bulmer remained on the same homestead for the remainder of his life until ten years ago when he removed to Listowel. This farm was recently sold by his son, Mr. Wesley Bulmer to Mr. Charles Matthews. After ten years residence in Listowel, the death of Mr. Bulmer took place. Twice married, his first wife was Miss Liza Seton, daughter of Mr. John Seton, one of the pioneers of Elmira. His second wife was Miss Palmer, of Listowel, who survives him. He leaves besides three sons and two daughters: Alfred of Neepawa, Manitoba, Byron, of Oakville and Wesley of Elmira, Mrs. Lambkin of Fordwich, and Mrs. Cunningham of Elmira. The funeral takes place this afternoon from the home in Listowel to the Elmira Methodist Church and thence to the Elmira Cemetery. Service are being conducted by a former pastor at the Wallenstein Church, Rev. Mr. Monsinger, of Brantford.
Unidentified Newspaper Obituary
- [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Eliza Ann Seaton - Bulmer.
- [S199] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - St. James Lutheran Elmira CC#2800 Internet Link.
William R. Bulmer/ 1830 - 1922/ Eliza Ann Seaton/ Beloved Wife Of Wm. R. Bulmer/ Born May 16, 1834 - Died May 3, 1909/ Aged 74 Yrs. 11 Mos. 18 Dys./ Verse/ Bulmer.
- [S2173] Find A Grave, William Richard Bulmer (1830 - 1922) - Find A Grave Memorial. (2017). Findagrave.com. Retrieved 6 November 2017, from https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=85710209&ref=acom.
- [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of William Richard Bulmer.