Table of Contents

Title Page
Captain Edward Babcock
Captain George Francis Babcock
W. I. Babcock
Frederick A. Bailey
Captain Joshua Bailey
Captain Robert N. Bailey
Captain Thomas J. Bailey
Captain A. J. Bain
Captain Isaac Guilbert Bain
Captain Edward J. Baker
Captain C. R. Baker
Captain J. Baker
James W. Baker
J. A. Baldwin
Captain T.G. Baldwin
Horatio F. Bangs
Captain G. C. Barnes
William C. Barr
Captain John Barrow
Fred B. Barrows
Captain John L. Bartlett
Peter D. Bauld
William Baumert
James W. Beach
Oscar M. Beach
Charles Beatty
Richard Beaubien
Henry Beck
William G. Beckbissinger
Captain Daniel M. Becker
G. W. Beers
Thurman E. Beers
Harvey C. Beeson
David Bell
George M. Belloir
Captain W. H. Beltz
Captain Charles E. Benham
Captain W. P. Benham
D. C. Bennett
J. C. Bennett
James Bennett
Captain Fred G. Benson
Captain John G. Betke
Captain John M. Beverly
C. F. Bielman
Frank Bingham
A. D. Birdsall
W. E. Bishop
William H. Bishop
David A. Black
William A. Black
James B. Blair
Edward R. Blanchard
Joseph R. Blanchette
H. J. Blaney
C. Blauvelt
Robert S. Blauvelt
Henry Bloecker
Captain David Blom
Captain Frank Bloom
Charles A. Bloomer
Thomas J. Bluett
Adam G. Bohland
Captain George Bohn
George M. Bohnert
Captain David Bordeaux
Henry Born
Captain William A. Boswell
Captain Benjamin Boutell
Captain Thomas T. Boyd
Captain P. Boylan
George A. Brabant
George L. Brackett
Captain Thomas J. Brady
Fred A. Bradley
William E. Bradley
M. E. Brady
William Brake
Henry Braund
Samuel H. Braund
Patrick Brennan
Captain Julius Brett
Hiram Philip R. Brey
Captain John Bridge
Thomas W. Bristow
Engineer Peter Britz
John Broderick
J. P. Brogan
Captain Charles T. Bronson
Captain George E. Brooks
James William Brooks
Captain R. H. Brooks
Captain A. J. Brown
Alexander A. Brown
Capt. C. W. Brown
Captain Charles T. Brown
Charles W. Brown
Captain Frank H. Brown
Captain George H. Brown
Captain James E. Brown
Captain John Brown
Nelson Brown
Willis Brown
Hugh Buchanan
James Buchanan
Daniel Buie
Captain Dugald Buie
Henry Bullard
William Bullock
Captain Thaddeus F. Burbank
Henry B. Burger
James V. Burke
Captain William C. Burnett
William Ritchie Burnett
David Burns
Captain George C. Burns
M. J. Burns
Captain Riley M. Burrington
Captain F. O. Burrows
A. E. Bury
Captain Thomas Bury
Charles W. Butler
E. D. Butler
Captain F. G. Butlin
John Butterworth
Corey H. Buzzard
Irvin G. Buzzard
Captain Robert L. Byers
Captain James Byers
James T. Byers
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William Bullock

William Bullock, chief engineer of the Garfield building in Cleveland, was a silk weaver in early days. While following this occupation he studied the science of mechanical and ornamental draughting, and later followed that pursuit, and this led to his becoming a marine engineer. Mr. Bullock was born in Macclesfield, England, in 1860, his father, who bore the same name being a prosperous silk weaver. For some years he worked with his father, but not being satisfied with this calling, he entered an evening school to learn mechanical draughting. He removed to the United States in 1879, and pursued his studies on this side of the water, becoming decorative designer and draughtsman for the wall-paper house of William Campbell, 41st street and 42nd street, and later for the Smith Wall Paper Company, 10th avenue, both in New York. He was in the employ of these two firms for three years, removing west in September, 1882. For four years he was employed in shops at various places, and as fireman on a number of different vessels, among the latter being the Peck, the Mystic of the Sault, and the Seymour. During two winters he was assistant deputy clerk of the courts at the Sault, and during another winter had charge of the boats. Then he secured an engineer's license and in 1886 went as second engineer on the Minnie M. During the next two seasons he was engineer of the tug Seymour, lighter M.S. Trempe, and second engineer of passenger steam Ossifrage.

In the fall of 1888 he removed to Cleveland and accepted a position as draughtsman at the Variety Iron Works No. 2, and in the spring of 1889 fitted out the famous Doan Baths and Natatorium, afterwards resigning in order to accept a position as engineer at the Cleveland Water Works. He retained this position until 1891, when he became second engineer of the steamer Norman of the Menominee Transfer Company, assuming a position in the machine shop as engineer for the Walker Manufacturing Company, Cleveland, Ohio, during that winter. The next two seasons he was chief engineer of the steamers Saxon and German, putting in the winters at the works of the Walker and the Globe Manufacturing Companies. In the spring of 1894 he fitted out the wall-paper factory of William Bailey & Sons in Cleveland, expecting to become draughtsman and engineer in charge. Shortly after taking charge here, however, he resigned in order to accept a position as chief engineer of the Garfield building, which position he still holds.

In 1889, at Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Bullock was married to Miss Louisa Moseley, daughter of Editor S.S. Moseley, of the Cleveland Examiner. They have one daughter living, Laura, born October, 1892. Their first daughter, Lillian Irene, died in 1891.


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