Obit: Bullock, Emma J. (1843 - 1888)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 02/23/1888

Bullock, Emma J. (26 JUN 1843 - 17 FEB 1888)

Died, at her residence in this village (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.), on Friday, the 17th inst., Mrs. Emma J. Bullock, in the forty-fifth year of her age.

Emma J. Whitehouse was born at Eagle, Walworth Co, Wis., June 26th, 1843. She resided at that place with her parents until she was six years of age, when, in 1849, she came with them to Portage Co., locating near the junction of the Wisconsin and Eau Pleine rivers, between Stevens Point and Mosinee, where is located the C. M. & St. P. Railroad station known for many years as Hutchinson. At this place she was married, Aug. 17, 1863, to D. S. Bullock. With her husband she came to Colby in May 1873, having been an early pioneer to this place. In the winter of 1879 her only son, Dudley, died, from the effects of the shock caused by his death, she never fully recovered. Early in the year of 1880 she embraced religion and a short time later became connected, in full membership, with the M. E. Church of this village, and since that time has lived an earnest, Christian life. In July 1881 her sister Clara, Mrs. Cyrus Hutchinson, died at Merrill, leaving three motherless daughters, on of them a mere babe. Mrs. Bullock immediately undertook the care of the little girls and for more than six years has proved a mother to them in every sense of the word, and now again, bereft of the kind and watchful, motherly care, they fell themselves doubly bereaved. July 12th, 1886, Mr. Bullock left his home for the ostensible purpose of making a trip up the line for a few days, as he was in the habit of doing frequently, and since that time has not been heard of directly. No reason has been given for his going and staying in the manner which he has, whether he is alive or dead is unknown. Of course the fact of his going away as he did, and the manner in which he has continued to absent himself from home, though not the prime cause of Mrs. Bullock’s early death, had its influence in that direction in a great measure. Mrs. Bullock’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Whitehouse, two brothers and three sisters reside at Manistee, Mich., and one sister, Mrs. D. R. Freeman, in this village, besides these and the three nieces spoken of, is an only daughter, Miss Isabella, left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother. Miss Belle is left in a desolate condition, knowing that she is motherless but has not the privilege of knowing whether her father is among the living or dead. To say that she has the heartfelt and sincere sympathy of her many friends and acquaintances would but half express the sentiment of this entire community.

The funeral occurred at the M. E. Church, last Sunday afternoon, Rev. Geo. E. Derby officiating, the text of his discourse being taken from the first three verses of the 14th Chapter of St. John.



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