CHARLES W. BULLOCK
From the 1887 History
of Vernon County, Missouri, p.
Charles W. Bullock
(Farmer and Merchant, Montevallo).
Not only as an agriculturist but in a business capacity Mr. Bullock
has long been well and favorably known to the people of this community,
and the position to which he has come is of deserved influence.
Originally from Marion county, Ky., he was born January 24, 1843, his
mother also being a native of that locality. His father, Samuel Bullock,
of Clark county, Ind., married when a young man, Miss Celia Buckler, who
became the mother of 10 children, four of whom are now living. Charles
W., the eldest, remained in the vicinity of his birthplace until March,
1851, then moving to Illinois, where he was actively associated with the
interests of the vicinity of his home for many years. In March, 1876, he
made another move, this time coming to Vernon county, Montevallo
township, where his attention has since been given partly to farming,
the calling with which he was made familiar in youth. In 1879 he
embarked in the drug business at Virgil City, but after 14 months he
located at Montevallo. During the past year he has opened up a stock of
hardware in connection with his drug stock, and now carries a good line
of shelf hardware, stoves and tinware, and is meeting with an
encouraging and growing trade. The location is a favorable one, and the
extensive acquaintance which Mr. B. enjoys predicts for him a bright
future. He owns 164 acres of land besides some town property. In 1867 he
married Miss Harriet I. Taylor, who was born in Clark county, Ind., and
they have four children: Charles A., Lucy D., William H. and Preston P.
September 9, 1861, Mr. Bullock enlisted for service during the late war
in the 35th Indiana volunteer infantry, taking part in the battles of
Stone River, Chickamauga, Perryville, Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge
and Siege of Atlanta, going thence to Texas. where he was mustered out
October 25, 1865. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. and also belongs to
the G. A. R. He takes commendable interest in educational matters and at
this time is a member of the school board, whose every interest he
endeavors to serve.