FRANK BULL

1892(3)-1965

 

Researched and compiled by Faye Bell (SLC) 2012

 

 

            Frank Bull was born to Frank and Martha Bull in Wyoming December 2, 1893 (Census says 1893).  He joined Gwendolyn, Gertrude, James E, and Bessie his older siblings.  Frank was the son of the first white child born in the Big Horn Basis—Martha Bull.  He grew up in the Ten Sleep area and took up sheep-shearing which he was doing when the 1910 U.S. census was taken.   His WWI draft registration (June 3, 1917) shows he is married by then.  He married Mellie Jones, daughter of Charles M Jones and Eva Bader Jones in circa 1916.  Their first child was Donald Bull who was born and died on April 6, 1917.  Frank and Mellie had 5 daughters: Marian, Elaine, Millicent, Bessie and Nona and one son who lived to adulthood, William Frank Bull (Billy Bull).  They stayed  in the Ten Sleep country, farming a small farm, sheep-shearing and raising his family.   He passed away in  August 1, 1965 at the age of 73 leaving his widow Mellie and six of his children as his survivors. 

 

 

Memories:  Frank Bull was always smiling.  He seemed to be a very agreeable personality and a hard worker.  The WW I draft registration card describes him in 1917 as medium height, slender built, gray eyes and dark brown hair.  The Bulls were always self-sufficient and prudent in their dealings.