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torates of the Northern Pacific, the East Ten-
nessee, Virginia & Georgia, the New York,
Susquehanna & Western, and the Atchison.
Topeka & Santa Fe railroads. He is a valued
and appreciative member of the following
prominent organizations : The Chamber of
Commerce, Society of Mayflower Descendants,
Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan
Museum of Art, Historical Society, Sons of
the American Revrlution, New York Zoologi-
cal Society and others ; and he is affiliated with
the following clubs : Century Association,
Grolier, Union, Metropolitan, Republican,
.Ardsley, Church, City Midday, Alpha Delta
Phi, Manhattan Society, and the Phi Beta
Kappa honorary fraternity. The Bull home
is at No. 805 Fifth Avenue, New York.

William Lanman Bull married, February 15,
1871, Sarah Newton, born March 28, 1851,
daughter of Henry Rossiter and Sarah (New-
ton) Worthington, and granddaughter of Ad-
miral Newton, of the United States Navy.
The father of Mrs. Bull was one of the most
successful inventors and manufacturers of his
generation. He invented the steam pump and
was the pioneer in the manufacture of pump-
ing machinery. He was born in New York
in 1817, died in New York in 1880. His
father was Asa Worthington. a prominent
merchant of New York, was was for many



years in the South American trade and was
United States consul at Lima. Peru. The
American founder of the Worthington family
came over in 1649. He was descended from
Sir Nicholas Worthington, of Worthington,
England, who fell at Naseby. defending the
cause of King Charles. The mother of Mrs
Bull was a daughter of Commodore John T.
Newton, United States Navy ; Commodore
Newton had a long and notable career. Born
in Alexandria, Virginia, in May, 1793. he died
in Washington. D. C, in July, 1857. He was
appointed midshipman in 1809, lieutenant in
1813. commander in 1857. He saw service on
the "Hornet" in the war of 1812. commanded
the steamships "Fulton" and "Missouri," had
charge of the Pensacola, Florida, and the
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, navy-yard



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