Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

William Richard Bulmer[1]

Male 1830 - 1922  (91 years)


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  • Name William Richard Bulmer 
    Born 3 Dec 1830  Whorlton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Interesting pioneer, story 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-406720 
    Died 2 Oct 1922  Listowel, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Buried 5 Oct 1922  St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Person ID I406720  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Father John Bulmer,   b. 13 Apr 1804, Sedgefield, , Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1888  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Frances Hardy,   b. 13 May 1810, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1896  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1830  Whorlton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F54580  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Eliza Ann Seaton,   b. 16 May 1834, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1909, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1851  Middlesborough, , Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alfred Bulmer,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Rose Ann Bulmer,   b. 1875, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1964, Laurel, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. Byron Bulmer,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Wesley Seaton Bulmer,   b. 12 Feb 1877, Wallenstein, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1925  (Age 47 years)
     5. Mary Jane Bulmer,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F267637  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rosa Palmer,   b. CA 1830,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F267639  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Dec 1830 - Whorlton, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Apr 1851 - Middlesborough, , Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Oct 1922 - St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 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.

      Early Elmira

      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

  • Sources 
    1. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Eliza Ann Seaton - Bulmer.

    2. [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.

    3. [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.

    4. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of William Richard Bulmer.