Author: George W. Bungay
Born: July 22, 1818, Walsham le Willows, Suffolk, England. Died: July 10, 1892, Bloomfield, New Jersey.
Bungay moved to America at age nine. As a young man, he married Louise Whitney of New York City, with whom he had five children. After her death, he taught school in Canada, later moved to Buffalo, New York, then founded the Independent newspaper in Ilion, New York. When the paper moved to Utica, New York, it was renamed the Central Independent. Bungay also wrote for New York Tribune under Horace Greeley, and edited the weekly journal Metropolitan. In 1849, Bungay married Catherine Herkimer, and had three children with her.
Bungay was a well known lecturer, poet, abolitionist, and temperance advocate. He worked in the New Yo… Go to person page >