Biography of Edward C. Bullard
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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EDWARD C. BULLARD.

EDWARD CHESSELDEN BULLARD, eldest son of D. A. Bullard, was born in Schuylerville, N. Y., March 20, 1843, and died September 18, 1897, aged fifty-five years. His early education was obtained from the public schools of Schuylerville, Williston Seminary and Phillips Exeter Academy; he took a course in the Albany Law School, graduating from that institution, and was admitted to the bar; for some time he was associated with his uncle, General E. F. Bullard, in the practice of his profession.

As time advanced it became evident the predominating influence destined to rule in his actions in life favored active business pursuits to the legal profession, and accordingly, after extensive traveling over the South and West, he, in company with Mr. Thomas J. Bullard, estabtablished in 1870 a general mercantile business in Schuylerville, which they conducted with marked success. After closing out this enterprise Mr. Bullard was associated in the coal trade with J. B. Welch, and in 1872 he acquired an interest in the paper mill business with his father, Daniel A. Bullard. In 1875 the firm was further augmented by the admission of his brother, Charles M., and the business was so conducted until 1896, when it was incorporated and became The Schuylerville Paper Co.

Mr. Builard was a man of strong personality, large ideas, and indomitable will; a man of brains so keenly organized that his successes in life could be accounted for easier than could the failures of other men less perfectly endowed. Success in matters practical did not form all his characteristics; fidelity to conviction and fearless persistency were prominent traits of character displayed in all his undertakings; as in business, so in the duties of citizenship. His interest in the cause of education never flagged; he was several times a member of the board and hd been honored by being elected its president; he had also ably filled the chair of president of the village, and in 1889 was elected supervisor of the town of Saratoga, and was president of the National Bank of Schuylerville at the time of his death, which occurred September 18, 1897. In these secondary relations he brought to bear the same practical, energetic business methods which bad characterized all his other undertakings. Although a Democrat in 1884, he heartily espoused the principles of the Republican party in the last presidential campaign and was an enthusiatic supporter of the platform of that party.

In 1866 Mr. Bullard married Ida Burnap of Waterford, who, with five children, survives him: Daniel A., 2d, Harold, Cornelia, Elizabeth and Grace. In the family we can do no better than quote the language of one who knew and wrote of him: “Mr. Bullard was a man whose home was very dear to him, and the high regard in which he held his family was very marked; as a husband and father he was all that could be desired.” He was a member of the Reforrned church of Schuylerville, and on the day on which he was laid, to rest: in Prospect Hill Cemetery, business was entirely suspended, and the citizens and employees of the Schuylerville and Fort Miller paper mills attended in a body.


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