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Rev John Bull
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Birth: Jul. 15, 1847
Quebec, Canada
Death: Sep. 27, 1929
Cimarron
Gray County
Kansas, USA

John Bull was an early day pioneer in Western Kansas. He founded the town of Ravana (originally called "Bull City", then because of protests from the women citizens, "Cowland". This still did not satisfy them, and so upon advice from a friend, it was named "Ravena" after a town in Ohio. An illiterate file clerk wrote it down as Ravana, and the name stuck.
He ran a cheese factory, and general store, and was also a real estate broker as well as a preacher.
Mr. Bull requested that he be buried on an army cot because he felt that he got his best rest while sleeping on one, and being a preacher, he wanted to return to dust, just as the Bible teaches, and so it was, that when John Bull died, they buried him on only an army cot. 
 
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 Spouses:
  Martha Ann Clarkson Bull (1847 - 1909)
  Rebecca Wilkin Agle (1841 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cimarron Cemetery
Cimarron
Gray County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Allen Bailey: Dodge City...
Record added: Nov 04, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9748476
Rev John Bull
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Rev John Bull
Added by: Willard Bull
 
Rev John Bull
Added by: Willard Bull
 
 
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-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 19, 2011

- SerenityNow
 Added: Jul. 15, 2011
As your Great-Grandson I have visited Cimarron and Ravanna (Bull Town) many times. The home you built in 1910 is still a beautiful place. God Bless You
- Willard Bull
 Added: Feb. 5, 2011
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