Bio: Bullis, Rush (1914)


Surnames: Bullis, Bentz, Boyce

----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) pages 661-662

Rush Bullis, Chairman of the Town Board of Washington township and a prominent and progressive farmer, is a native son of Wisconsin, having been born in Rock county, this state, June 10, 1863, to James C., and Jane (Boyce) Bullis, of New York and Pennsylvania respectively. His paternal grandfather was among the first settlers of Rock county, where he cleared and improved a farm on which he resided until his death. James C., father of our subject, was also a farmer in Rock county, having acquired a farm of his own which he cleared and improved, and there made his home until he died.

Rush Bullis was reared in his home county and there received his education in the common schools, and has always followed the occupation of a farmer. He spent fifteen years on one farm in Rock county, after which he lived for several years in different parts of the country, being at one time a resident of Texas. In 1907 he purchased his farm of 420 acres in the town of Washington, where he now resides. He has remodeled and improved the buildings, and made many other improvements. His farming land is under a high state of cultivation, and he uses modern methods in his operations. He is extensively engaged in dairying and stock raising, and is one of the prosperous farmers of his section. Politically lie is a Republican, and takes an active interest in all matters pertaining to public affairs. He was elected chairman of the town board in 1913, an office he has since filled with honor to himself and satisfaction to his constituents. He was united in marriage with Miss Bertha M. Bentz, of Milwaukee county, Wisconsin, and they have five children: Clifford B., Rhoda J., Verne, Leslie J. and Catherine Bullis.



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