Deaths from the Windham Journal
The Windham Journal, weekly newspaper published at Windham,
New York, issue of Thursday, April 25, 1867: Submitted by Patricia Morrow, Windham Town Historian
Death of an Inventor.
The Scientific American says:--We regret to announce the death of William Bullock, of Pennsylvania, well known as the inventor of the Bullock newspaper press, by which both sides of the sheet are simultaneously printed. His death was the result of an accident. A few days ago while superintending the adjustment of one of his new machines at the Ledger office, Philadelphia, his foot was crushed by a belt. Amputation became necessary, with fatal result.
We have been kindly furnished by a subscriber, with the following sketch:--Mr. Bullock was originally from this county, and, we think, a native of Greenville; being, by trade, a Carpenter. He was for a number of years, employed by his brother in the Catskill Furnace, where it was owned and carried on by Griggs & Bullock. Afterwards he became connected with Burton G. Morss, and started a Foundry in Ashland, which was subsequently removed to Red Falls. Since then, he has been located in Prattsville, Red Falls and Catskill; in the first and last named places, he was occupied in the publication of News-Papers. For a number of years, he has, we believe, been employed under the patronage of Mr. Calvin Adams, formerly of Oak-Hill, in getting up a variety of inventions, among which he perfected a self-feeding machine for Power Presses, also the Press spoken of above, at which he has been engaged five or six years.
June 27, 1861 - At Cornwallville, on the 17th ult., of palsy, Mrs. Lucy
Walker, aged 64 years. Submitted by Kristy Grunden.
Jan. 29, 1863 - Near Cornwallville, on the 25th inst., Charles Walker, aged 13 years. Submitted by Kristy Grunden.