L. H. Bullock is general superintendent of The C. Reiss Coal Company, which position he has held for the past eleven years. He was born at Beloit, Wisconsin, March 1, 1862, and is a son of Joseph P. and Ellen M. Bullock. The father, who was an inventor of harvesting machinery, was for many years connected with the Milwaukee Harvester Company. He passed away in Milwaukee in 1886, at the age of forty-nine years and was laid to rest in the cemetery at Beloit. The family is of English extraction but for many years they have been residents of New England and Mr. Bullock was born in New Hampshire. He was brought to Wisconsin as a child, however, and thereafter made this state his home. He was survived by the mother, whose death occurred in Chicago in 1889 but she was also laid to rest in the cemetery at Beloit.
L. H. Bullock was reared in Beloit and attended the public schools of that city in the acquirement of an education until he was a youth of fourteen. He was most desirous of seeing the country and for several years thereafter he traveled from place to place, supporting himself by following such occupations as he could find. The greater part of the time he was employed as a stationary engineer and later he worked on the railroad in various capacities. In 1886, he located in Milwaukee, where he had charge of the Sunday Creek Coal Company, but he subsequently resigned this position and became superintendent of H. M. Benjamin's coal yard. He left Milwaukee and went to Chicago in 1890 and for two years thereafter was in charge of the coal yard of The Independent Fuel Company. His next removal was to Toledo, Ohio, where he remained until 1894, and then took charge of the South Chicago dock of the Joy Morton Salt Company. At the expiration of that time he came to Sheboygan to take the superintendency of the coal dock of the company with which he is now identified.
He continued in their service until 1899 when he resigned his position to become superintendent of the yards of The Western Coal & Dock Company at Waukegan, remaining with them for two years. In 1901, he again entered the service of The C. Reiss Coal Company in his present capacity as general superintendent, and has ever since been in their employ.
At Waukegan, Illinois, on the 11th of January, 1902, Mr. Bullock was married to Miss Lydia Hurd and they reside at 1934 North Seventh street, which property they own. Fraternally Mr. Bullock is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias and has attained the thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite of the Masons. In politics he is a republican and was elected alderman of his ward but subsequently resigned.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL