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Thomas James Bullock
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Birth: Sep. 29, 1861
Renfrewshire, Scotland
Death: Jul. 10, 1863

Thomas James Bullock was born in Scotland to Margaret Bailey and James Bullock, Jr. who was an English missionary for the LDS Church in Utah.

When Brigham Young called his missionaries and their families to Utah, and because he had to attend to certain details, James Jr. sent his wife, Margaret, (who was pregnant with their second child), and little Thomas James on the ship SS Cynosure in advance. His parents James Bullock, Sr. and Elizabeth Bromwich were to meet them in New York.

While at sea Thomas James got very ill with the 'black measles'--it is a very virulent form of the familiar disease (today known as hemorrhagic measles). There were 22 deaths from the measles on that voyage, most of them children. He was 22 months old. He died on the ship and was buried in the Atlantic Ocean near New Foundland. His sister, Sarah, who is my great-grandmother, was born the same day--an hour after he died--probably precipitated by the truama of his death.

What a sorrow for this young mother! To lose her darling little son and not have the comfort of sharing her grief with her husband, who was not able to join her in the U.S. until two years later. On top of that, not to have a place to visit her baby boy.

(Sarah's birth at sea was recorded in New York City upon their arrival-the ship arrived on July 19, 1863-so it is possible that his death is also in the NY records. pfp 7/23/2011) 
Family links: 
  James Bullock (1830 - 1911)
  Margaret Bailey Bullock (1837 - 1916)
  Thomas James Bullock (1861 - 1863)
  Sarah Elizabeth Bullock Bissegger (1863 - 1953)*
  James Sloan Bullock (1865 - 1945)*
  Margaret Bromage Bullock Hansen (1867 - 1923)*
  John Henry Bullock (1868 - 1942)*
  Moses William Bullock (1870 - 1951)*
  Violet Rebecca Bullock Thorpe (1871 - 1959)*
  Alice Catherine Bullock Affleck (1873 - 1910)*
  Lily Jane Bullock Kidgell (1875 - 1962)*
  Joseph Bailey Bullock (1877 - 1969)*
  Annie Bullock Gjettrup (1880 - 1953)*
*Calculated relationship
Body buried at sea
Specifically: Atlantic Ocean
Created by: Pat Pitcher
Record added: Jul 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73753417
Thomas James Bullock
Added by: Pat Pitcher
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- Pat Pitcher
 Added: Jan. 8, 2013
- Patsie
 Added: May. 26, 2012
I can only imagine the joy between your mother and you upon your reunion. Bless you! xo
- Patsie
 Added: Jul. 22, 2011

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