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Mrs. John Henry Bull (Elizabeth Farrar)

Elizabeth Bull (née Farrar), 62, was a British citizen from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  She was traveling aboard Lusitania with her daughter Florence Burley (née Bull) her husband Reuben Burley, and her grandchildren Doris and Reginald.  The party bought their tickets in New York.  The entire party was lost in the Lusitania sinking.  Elizabeth Bull was recovered body #78.


Elizabeth Bull, born Farrar, was the wife of John Henry Bull of Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. Her husband was a fruit and seed merchant, and in 1881 the family resided at 182. Albemarle St., Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. The children they had were Harry Farrer, Frederick Miller, Percy, and Florence. Florence was born around 1877. Florence married Reuben Burley, and in 1904 the couple moved to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. In 1914, Elizabeth's husband John Henry died, so Elizabeth went to Hamilton to visit her daughter and grandchildren. She decided to return to England in the Spring of 1915, and Reuben and Florence decided to take their family over to England for a holiday and accompany Elizabeth on the journey. They booked second cabin passage on the Lusitania. The entire family was lost when the ship was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-20 on 7 May 1915. Elizabeth's body was the only one of the family recovered and identified, #78. She was buried on 10 May in Common Grave C, second row, lower tier, in the Old Cemetery, Queenstown (now Cobh), Ireland. Elizabeth's property that was found with her consisted of a gold necklace, five gold rings, a gold brooch, a pair of spectacles, a number of keys, a check drawn from the Bank of Hamilton for £51-17s-1d, 21 British 10 schilling notes, 10 schillings in gold coinage, 13 schillings in silver coinage, three silver American coins, and some British copper coins. These affects were forwarded to her son, Frederick Miller Bull of 28. Camp Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, on 4 June 1915. Elizabeth's daughter, Mrs. Meadows, living in Summercoats, Derbyshire, England, went to Queenstown to try and identify her mother and the Burleys, and take any identified remains found home for burial. However, she arrived too late for her mother's funeral and was unable to locate any of the other bodies. Contributors: Jim Kalafus, USA Peter Kelly, Ireland Judith Tavares

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