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History of South Dakota vol 1 title page

Biography of A. L. Bullis

A. L. Bullis, born December 28, 1872, in Owatonna, Minnesota, is a prominent and progressive farmer in Brookings County, South Dakota. The son of Frederick J. and Mary A. Bullis, he moved with his family to South Dakota in 1882. He attended public schools and the State Agricultural College in Brookings. After completing his education, he managed the family homestead and expanded his agricultural operations. Bullis purchased significant land, cultivated it effectively, and invested in modern farming equipment. Active in the Republican Party, he has served as a delegate to county conventions and as a school board clerk.

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History of South Dakota vol 1 title page

Biography of Frederick J. Bullis

Frederick J. Bullis, born July 22, 1841, in Schuyler’s Falls, New York, was a pioneering figure in Brookings County, South Dakota. He moved to Minnesota in 1866, married Mary A. Morton in 1870, and relocated to Brookings County in 1882. Establishing a prosperous farm, he became a respected citizen, known for his integrity and community involvement. A devoted Methodist and Republican, Bullis passed away on April 20, 1903. He left behind his widow Mary and their children: A. Leroy, Fred, Ira, Nellie, Bessie, Lucy, and Grace, who continued to uphold the family’s legacy on the homestead.

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