|Birth: ||Feb. 16, 1846|
|Death: ||Oct. 23, 1940|
(Obit supplied by Carolyn Mohney)
Canton Commercial Advertiser Tuesday October 29, 1940
Miss Annette Bullis, a sister of the late Henry Bullis of Canton, who passed away in 1932 in his home on West Main Street, lacking only a few weeks of attaining the century mark, died Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. John Todd, Miner Street, where she had been cared for, aged ninety-four years. Miss Bullis was the last of the nine children born to John F and Mercy Ann Fonda Bullis, who came over the northern trail and settled in Canton in 1832, and was one of the six of nine born in Canton.
Annette Bullis was born on Feb. 16, 1846, on the original Bullis farm up on Waterman Hill in the section where the water supply of Canton comes down to the reservoir that supplies this village. She attended the local district school, which was the same school, that Irving Bacheller attended alter--the Paradise Valley school, on the road leading toward Pierrepont from the Brick Chapel Road. She taught in her earlier years in the district school.
The Bullis family on coming to Canton consisted of father, mother, two sons Henry and Fonda and a daughter Mercy Ann, the latter in later years marrying the Rev. A.U.Hutchins, a graduate of Canton Theological School, and a Universalist minister. On the hill after the family settled in Canton , the following were born Lewis, James, father of Ira and Herbert, Miael, Annette, Angeline and Marie.
In 1857 Henry Bullis and his brother Fonda purchased the old Stillman Foote place on the west side of the river, this village, with the ancient mansion, still standing, at one time Foote's Tavern, said to be the oldest building of any form in Canton. This was built in 1804 and is now the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Craig.
The Bullils family moved to the village and for more than three quarters of a century this was the Bullis home, Annette living there at times and at times across the road in her own home. Following the death of her brother Henry, in 1932, she had the home across the road renovated and moved therein to stay until the weakness of age and failing faculties made it necessary to give up housekeeping. She was for a time at the home of Miss Marion Howard, College Street, but for some months was under care at the Todd home. She suffered a fall March 19, last, and sustained a broken hip which seriously affected her health. She had been critically ill for a week preceding her death.
Miss Bullis leaves among relatives, the following nieces and nephews, Herbert and Ira Bullis; Mrs. George Hogle, of Waterman Hill section; children of her brother James Bullis: Maynard Wheaton Bullis, of Mt. Vernon, NY; and Mrs. Howard Gardner Crowell of Fairhaven, Mass.; son and daughter of Miael and Joan Stevens Bullis; another niece Lillian Bullis, a daughter of Henry Bullis, who married Ernest J McMillan of Syracuse, now dead many years. There are a number of grand nephews and grand nieces.
Funeral service was conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Lawrence Funeral Parlors, the Rev. Hugh S. Tigner, minister of the First Universalist Church, officiating. Interment was made at Fairview where members of the Bullis family, from John F and Mercy Fonda Bullis, the first of the Bullis family to settle in Canton sleep.
John W Bullis (1807 - 1884)
Mercy P Fonda Bullis (1808 - 1887)
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 1
Created by: Anne Cady
Record added: Sep 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58919908
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